March Reflection (2018)

Each month, I set aside time to reflect on the previous month: memorable moments, lessons I learned, how I spent my time, how I’m different, who/what I’m grateful for, improvements for next month, and goals to work toward. I try to be intentional in my personal development, and posting each month is a way to keep…

How to Pack for a Week in Europe

One of the most stressful things about traveling is packing. Even after dozens of trips, packing still stresses me out. What if I pack too much? Or too little? What if my bag goes over the weight limit? Or the size limit?! Even though it can be stressful to pack, I like to look at…

February Reflection (2018)

Each month, I set aside time to reflect on the previous month: memorable moments, lessons I learned, how I spent my time, how I’m different, who/what I’m grateful for, improvements for next month, and goals to work toward. I try to be intentional in my personal development, and posting each month is a way to keep…

If You Are Thinking of Visiting Italy…

One of the things I love most about living in Italy is getting visitors and showing them around my new (temporary) home. Our 4th round of visitors just left and our 5th will be on the way soon (with a possible extension and more visiting slots open 😉). I’ve been to Rome so many times…

January Reflection (2018)

Each month, I set aside time to reflect on the previous month: memorable moments, lessons I learned, how I spent my time, how I’m different, who/what I’m grateful for, improvements for next month, and goals to work toward. I try to be intentional in my personal development, and posting each month is a way to keep…

One Word for 2018

For the past few years, I’ve been choosing three words to guide my year instead of New Years Resolutions. As much as I love goals and I think the start of a new year can be a great time to reflect on your life, New Years Resolutions can often seem a little empty to me….

End of the Year Review: 2017

At the beginning of the year, I chose three words to grow in and help guide me throughout 2017: dare, light, and adapt. Dang, a lot has happened this year! For a few of my highlights, I… Got engaged…. and married! Spent a week in Florida with my sister and grandparents. Paid off all my debt….

November Reflection (2017)

“Sometimes, you have to look back in order to understand the things that lie ahead.” ― Yvonne Woon Each month, I set aside time to reflect on the previous month: memorable moments, lessons I learned, how I spent my time, how I’m different, who/what I’m grateful for, improvements for next month, and goals to work…

Dressember 101

I’ve mentioned Dressember on social media a couple times in the last month or so. If you aren’t familiar with Dressember or just need a refresher, I created a mini guide to get you in the loop! What Is Dressember? The gist: wear a dress every day in December to raise awareness and money for…

50 Things I’m Thankful For

A lot has changed in a year! This past Thanksgiving looked really different from my norm (hello, Austria!). But at the core, Thanksgiving is still the perfect time to reflect and show gratitude for the good things in your life. Joe and I spent a lot of time in the car on our road trip,…