Challenge Accepted, sort of.

Hello, it’s been awhile. A lot has happened. The world is upside down. For so many reasons, connecting to one another seems impossible. We’re at odds, always on the prowl or boiling over with defensiveness. I have truly never felt more afraid and more obligated to speak out - struggling with what I know is right, how speaking out will be received and how I - one tiny, little woman - can make any real...more

Journal Entry 7 / November 13, 2019

We're getting a little glimpse of winter in New York City this week and I'm probably the only one not mad about it. Although my 3 mile run in Central Park yesterday was a little more uncomfortable than I was hoping it would be, and I definitely learned that I need to invest in some warmer running attire, I'm kind of giddy about the next few months. The Christmas season in New York is my...more

7 Best Restaurants in Boston You Don’t Want to Miss on Your First Visit

Trying to find the perfect restaurants while on vacation is one of my least favorite things to do. I was confronted with this problem again recently when I was looking for the best restaurants in Boston during my last trip. In a city like Boston, you can imagine the amount of restaurants you have to choose from. Trying to narrow it down seemed impossible. Since I'm only in a city for a finite amount time...more

3 Days in Boston: A Perfect First Timer’s Guide for A Weekend Getaway

Boston is one of those cities I just always want to go back to. I've visited three times and haven't gotten tired of it yet - and I really don't think I ever will. It has such a great mix of history, big city, and old time charm, with plenty of attractions worth visiting. Although I could spend forever there, I've found that 3 nights and 3 days in Boston is the perfect amount of...more

Journal Entry 5 / October 22, 2019

Every night for the last four days I've hit the pillow completely exhausted, which is why you haven't heard from me in a week. I wanted to feel bad about missing my posting schedule but then I remembered I'm only human and life happens and sometimes deadlines pass and that's okay. I just need to work on getting ahead of my posting schedule so busy weeks like this one don't get in the way of...more

The 9 Best Mexican Restaurants in NYC According to A Self-Proclaimed Expert

You can say I have a thing for Mexican food. Where I grew up in Southern California, it's practically got its own spot on the food pyramid, avocados are considered a superfood, and you can get any kind of pepper you want in all the grocery stores. When I first moved to the city, I searched high and low for the best Mexican restaurants in NYC. It's taken me over five years to compile a...more

Journal Entry 4 / October 11, 2019

I'm calling today a win. This last week I haven't wanted to do much of anything. I've ordered more slices of cheesecake from City Diner than I care to admit to you guys and couldn't find the motivation to get back to training for my half marathon. Which is in about one week if anyone is keeping track. Even today I woke up sluggish and almost immediately turned on the TV prepared for another unproductive...more

Journal Entry 3 / October 4, 2019

There's nothing like sleeping in your own bed after you've been away for a little while. I love traveling more than I love just about anything and it doesn't take long for me to start fantasizing about the next place I want to go right after a trip is over. But after I've been away from home, even if it's just for a few days, I can't describe how much I love laying my head...more

Unique Bars in New York City for a Fun and Quirky Night Out

I probably don't have to be the one to tell you this but New York City is full of weird personalities and strange sightings. I remember just after a few weeks of living here, I was wandering down 6th Avenue when I saw a guy in a spandex body suit riding his bike, holding a large boom box, and blasting some 80s tune.  Maybe that sounds a little too on the nose, something right out...more

Journal Entry 2 / September 27, 2019

A co-worker once told me that my brain was like a crowded mall. This was back when I worked in an office and we were experiencing a slight lull in the workday and decided to have a little fun finding comparisons for what was going on in our minds most of the time. One co-worker's brain was compared to a peaceful meadow, mine was compared to a crowded mall. At another job years later, another...more