Solo 24 Hours in Lake Arrowhead

Meetings, paperwork, meetings, and… teaching. At the beginning of the week, especially Wednesday, I’m a mess. So on Wednesday, I put in a sub request and booked an AirBnb in Lake Arrowhead. …and immediately, I felt free. My mind felt free from my daily “teacher” brain and I dove into my library to find a book (The Secret Life of Bees) and started watching “The Haunting … Continue reading Solo 24 Hours in Lake Arrowhead

Everything Fall: Apple Picking, Hiking, & Baking

Nothing surprising – the weather is still in the 80s here and everywhere else it seems, but we couldn’t help but check off some items on my autumn bucket list this weekend. √ Go apple picking (Oak Glen) We started at Snowline Orchard for mini donuts and wine. They were out of hard cider! They didn’t allow apple picking, but my mom, who came with us, picked some … Continue reading Everything Fall: Apple Picking, Hiking, & Baking

Leaning Into Friends (Day Trip to Temecula)

No one would ever say I have a “resting bitch face.” I have the opposite of that. I’m the opposite – happy, positive, and friendly. But it’s not what it seems and I too get tired and sad. My life sometimes feels like a romantic movie. Recently, I’ve struggled with some personal, existential stuff. I was trying to distract myself from my problems by supporting … Continue reading Leaning Into Friends (Day Trip to Temecula)

Traveling Together: 5 Day California Road Trip

Friday: Orange County, CA We started the trip with a gathering of my friends for my belated 31st birthday in Santa Ana. I love these photos because it showcases adult women loving and supporting each other. It was such a treat to get everyone (including all the husbands, boyfriends and male friends) out. …and I’m still having the time of my life at 31. Saturday: … Continue reading Traveling Together: 5 Day California Road Trip