33: Carmel, Monterey, Santa Cruz, & Half Moon Bay

Before you read, I did travel this summer (2020) and did so as safely as I felt comfortable. For everyone, this is different. My stance has been to not make judgments on others at least aloud. 🙂 Friday After leaving SLO and Paso Robles, I decided to skip Big Sur (Highway 1) and take the 101 through Salinas (see John Steinbeck). It shaved an hour … Continue reading 33: Carmel, Monterey, Santa Cruz, & Half Moon Bay

33: San Luis Obispo & Paso Robles

33 and life is getting better every year. My mom gave me money and I picked out my own cake (above). I have my shit more together every year. Actually, I just called to set up therapy today because I need to keep making progress. The first week was celebratory, but the second week has presented some challenges. Challenges aren’t bad, aside from the lack … Continue reading 33: San Luis Obispo & Paso Robles

June Recap: In Between Times (& San Diego Camping)

Well, here we are. 100 days into… whatever you want to call it at this point. There’s the usual stuff, hiking on my own and a couple of friends. We found the “goats at work” on the Turtle Rock trail. Other hikes: O’Neill Regional Park and Portuguese Bend Nature Preserve. There are no more Zoom happy hours, except with those who are actually long distance. … Continue reading June Recap: In Between Times (& San Diego Camping)

Sunday Bests: Lessons from Home

Life isn’t what it was, and I’m okay with it. There are some things I struggle with, like overwhelm and frustration from work… and as a result, I’ve been fiery. I fought the urge to apologize for being emotional. Moving on… My Saturday started with yoga, trying a hair tutorial, and coffee. All the usual, except for the hair because I never ever do my … Continue reading Sunday Bests: Lessons from Home

40 Days and 40 Nights

Remember that movie? Josh Hartnett, the teenage heartthrob, couldn’t sleep with anyone for 40 days. Whatever happened to him? If you want something similar to that movie, watch “Too Hot To Handle.” I am unfortunately enamored with the tall, 23-year-old Aussie who uses the phrases “naughty possums” and “little quesadillas” to refer to people. Okay, so that’s what I’m doing – watching bad T.V. like … Continue reading 40 Days and 40 Nights

5 Days of Galentine’s (Weekend in San Diego)

San Diego Long Weekend I was hungover, but I dragged myself to SD Sweat Squad’s event: 20 minutes on the Versa climber and 20 minutes of Lagree. It was a daze and hard, but I sweat out the hangover! I was pretty tired from the week – overworked and underfed – so I took myself to sushi. Normally, I sit at the bar, but I … Continue reading 5 Days of Galentine’s (Weekend in San Diego)

Winter in Big Bear & Mammoth (+ San Diego)

January (and February) brought some new adventures – snowboarding, skiing, and lifting (“training”). I’m enamored by all the newness and I’m so proud of myself for saying ‘yes’ to going on the intermediate slope while snowboarding and ski lessons. February has slowed things down a bit and I’m a tad concerned about keeping up the momentum, mostly at work, but I know I’ll get through … Continue reading Winter in Big Bear & Mammoth (+ San Diego)