When I first moved to Southern California 4 years ago, I never thought it would be a permanent move. I loved living in Boston and would miss it but the opportunity to live across the country wasn't going to come around often. It was the perfect time; I had just graduated from Physical Therapy school,… Continue reading A Big Move
Of all the places to visit in Los Angeles, the museums, restaurants, exhibits, theme parks, and much more, the Getty Center by far tops my list. It is my favorite place in LA. In fact, I visited it for the first time on only my second trip to California to see my sister, way back… Continue reading Getty Center
While I've never been a big traveler, I have taken many trips in my lifetime. And on those trips, I've come home with lots of different souvenirs and trinkets; something to remember my trip by. There were keychains, some t-shirts, a few magnets, among others. But it wasn't until this past year when I made… Continue reading Do You Collect Things When You Travel?
As I've gotten older, I have come to realize how much of an introvert I am (see this test). And with that, I tend to be a bit of a "no" person. This is not to be confused with the opposite of being a "yes man". It's not that I never say yes; I am… Continue reading Saying Yes
When I tell most people that I'm going to the Huntington Library they give me a funny look and ask why I would go to a public library (assuming I'm going to the Huntington Beach one). Well, the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens is anything but a public library. I don't often… Continue reading Huntington Library and Gardens
Sorry for the radio silence for the past couple weeks. I was in the middle of moving from my apartment and into a temporary living situation with my sister and brother-in-law (and the cutest niece ever). All before making a final move back to the East Coast. I'll be writing more about that move later.… Continue reading I Moved!
Ever since I was a child, I've had a love/hate relationship with thunderstorms. After a particularly traumatizing experience at a young age, involving a terrible storm and a tornado warning, I would get anxious when I saw the dark clouds rolling in and the wind whipping the trees. I loved the movie Twister (I can't even… Continue reading Summer Storms
I vividly remember the first time I read Harry Potter; I was 10 years old and my mom and I read it together (I even made her do the accents when she read haha). I was instantly hooked and every couple years as the next book would come out, I devoured it in days. I… Continue reading The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
On my way back from Yosemite, I wanted to make a stop somewhere along the way. Perfectly situated just south of the park was Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. I had every intention of driving through Kings Canyon and then south into Sequoia but after looking more closely at the map, the only road… Continue reading Sequoia National Park
I'll be spending the 4th at work (time and a half pay!) but daydreaming about swimming in a pool with a margarita, hot dogs and hamburgers, pasta salad and patriotic desserts. Hope everyone has a wonderful day celebrating our country! I love these photos of two of the best firework shows I've ever seen. The… Continue reading Happy Fourth!