Spring Essentials

With Spring travels just around the corner, I’ve started to take stock of what new pieces I either need or would like to bring along with me.  And the more that we travel, the more that I am able to narrow in on what works best.  Think lightweight pieces, layering options, a budget-friendly hat (because […]


For whatever reason, I have recently thought several times of a dinner conversation that we had one night a few months ago at my parents’ house.  We were all talking about what books we had recently read, and which ones we would suggest reading.  When the question was directed at me, I was immediately animated […]

The Itch

I’ve heard it called a lot of different things around town, but for me, I think that I’ve got a bad case of the seven year itch.  I can’t almost believe that I am about to say this. . .but. . .I’ve been feeling a little bit sick of San Diego lately.  I know, shocking, […]

(Re)Finding Me

As a lot of you have probably noticed, I haven’t been as active with writing new blog posts or sharing new content on Instagram since the start of the New Year.  Maybe you’re thinking that I’ve gotten a bad case of writer’s block, have been busy traveling, possibly have gotten really lazy or have just […]

The Truth

Here is the truth that I have been avoiding for, well, years.  I have been really inconsistent with running for a long time.  For some people, inconsistently consistent might be good enough in terms of exercise.  But for me, knowing the reward of being consistent with running, how amazing that feels, and how much easier […]

17 Months

Wow, 17 months.  I can’t quite believe that 17 months have passed by since I first started my 101 in 1001.  For whatever reason, it just feels like the time has flown by. . .17 months.  I don’t want to say that I am feeling panicked about completing everything on my list (because I think […]

Our Philadelphia Story

There is this movie, or so I’ve heard, called “the Philadelphia Story.”  Funny thing is, I have no clue what it is about.  I couldn’t tell you who’s in it, when it’s set, if it’s a happy movie, or if it’s a drama – but what I can gather, is that it takes place in […]

A White Christmas

Growing up, I have such fond memories of watching White Christmas almost every Christmas Eve or Christmas Day when all of my extended family got together to celebrate.  I think that the movie was probably put on to intrigue us kids into settling down, but somehow none of us did very well with the whole […]

Boston for the Holidays

It feels longer ago than I wish that it did.  The snow, the cold, that freezing wind, and truly just the magic of being in Boston for Christmas.  While California doesn’t do a horrible job in terms of decorating and celebrating the holidays, because the weather is most likely hovering somewhere around 70°, for this […]

Finding Joy

It was one of those days where I started reading a blog post, and then I followed a link to a related article, and then I followed another link from that article to a different article, and then I followed a link from that article to another article.  And pretty much before I knew it, […]