17. No this isn’t the number of the bottles of beer on the wall. It’s not the age I was when some particularly momentous occasion happened. It’s not my lucky number. 17 is the number of times I’ve been rejected by a guy since I was in high school…that I can remember anyway. I was remembering … More 17


I had a dream last night that made me think a lot about loss. It’s been on my mind lately in general since I’ve lost 2 family members in the last year, but the dream made me think about a different kind of loss. The kind where the person is still alive, but you still … More Loss

Lay It All On Me

I have a small obsession with Ed Sheeran that comes in second place only to my obsession with Glen Hansard. That being said, one of Ed’s newest songs that’s a collaboration with a group called Rudimental is one of the best I’ve heard in a long time. In it he sings to I’m sure, whatever … More Lay It All On Me

Book Recommendation: Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life

As an avid inspiration junkie, but also an avid reader, I decided to start a new segment on the blog. Welcome to my very first book recommendation! I heard Karen Armstrong speak on a podcast back in December on the idea of compassion in relation to all of the religions of the world. I immediately … More Book Recommendation: Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life

Giving Thanks

When times are tough or one part of your life (or even several) isn’t going well, it’s good to remind yourself of what you’re thankful for and of all the good things and those things going right in your life. Sometimes I just write these in a journal (yes, I still keep one of those too) but … More Giving Thanks


Before I explain the picture you see to your left, I have to give credit for my blog title to the awesome tour operator for 18-35 year olds…Contiki. As some people may know already because I blasted it all over social media…I was in a pretty bad car accident yesterday. I was on my way … More #noregrets