Well, guys, it’s finally a new year. I’m sure many of you are thinking about your goals and resolution for 2018. I’ve thought about mine and came up in focusing more on finding a well-balanced lifestyle. It sounds so simple but, in reality, it is quite difficult to do.Read More »
As 2017 is coming to an end, I reflected on my year and honestly, I am glad to be moving on. I realized nothing will ever beat my 2016 when I lived abroad. It taught me everything that I know I will never learn if I never took that leap. If circumstances allow it and I was given the chance to move abroad again, I wouldn’t hesitate to go.Read More »
My trip to the Grand Canyon was fast and furious. We went, saw and conquered what we needed to do and here I am at home sitting down, still sore from the trip. Let me tell you that it is never ideal to go on a trip when you wake up feeling sick. The road trip seemed to take longer than it should be. Although, I still made it through and found myself enjoying my time sightseeing, walking and exploring the Grand Canyon. I learned that Christmas Day was also a huge tourist season for Arizona. Who knew I’d be spending Christmas with thousands of people from all over the world?!?
Where did time go? I remembered coming home for the first time after living abroad for over a year. I was feeling torn leaving Europe but, at the same time happy to be back home in America. I think the biggest adjustment this year (and it still is) was acclimating back to my American lifestyle. I had to get used to the same work routine, traffic, the types of food and cutting back drastically on traveling (sigh). On the latter, I’ve been able to spend more time with my family, re-connect with old friends and meet new friends. I know I don’t travel often these days but, I still make it a priority and had a chance to go to new places such as Scottsdale and the Big Island. I learned I have a good aim, I persevered through a wildfire and stood up for myself to situations that were simply not a good fit for me. As stressful as it was at times, I think 2017 unfolded to the best way it could be and I am ok with that. To my family, to my old and new friends, thanks for making this year a wonderful experience.
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Travel life seemed so easy when I was in Europe. It only took me 30 minutes tops to pack and I would be set. These days, I’m finding that preparing for any trips seem more difficult. I think the biggest difference between trips in Europe vs California is the weather temperature. Anywhere outside Southern California in the winter is much colder. Therefore, for this upcoming Christmas trip, I’ll be heading to the mountains where the temperature coming from California to the mountains will go from 0 to 100 in a mere of 2-3 hours. How to pack for such event? Read More »