Cross #27 off the 40 before 40 list: we’ve officially moved from Seattle to Madrid. On our very first date, way back in May 2014, Dane and I talked about travel. It was the first date, so we didn’t make any plans together, but we shared where we wanted to go and why. Admittedly, it […]Read more "We’ve moved 😳"
Growing up, music was such a big part of my life. Today, I am hard pressed to pick up my flute, but I can easily say that it had an impact on who I am and how I grew up. I love watching Dane play his guitar, whether it’s a song written by him or […]Read more "Music"
I’m not a fan of Valentine’s Day. Never have been, never will be. When Dane and I first started dating, he wasn’t sure if I meant it when I shared that I didn’t care to celebrate. So in true, quirky Dane fashion, on not-February 14th, he sent me a bunch of flowers, with a note […]Read more "St. Dane’s Day"
Dane loves lamp posts. Specifically, he loves how, as we walk hand in hand down the street, the light filters through the trees, as if to bestow magic on every leaf. I love snow. Specifically, I love how snow illuminates while it blankets, making the ordinary seem ethereal. The effect doubled with this very standard […]Read more "Glow"
Dane’s 40 before 40 list started out very ambitious, very serious, very no-nonsense. As someone who deeply admires his goal-oriented nature but also cares about his sanity, I encouraged him to add some goals of a more frivolous nature. He added the Rubik’s cube. Sticking with the theme of frivolous, for his 30th birthday, I […]Read more "Cube"
Sophia, a wonderful woman and friend who, at times, doubles as my muse, inspired me in my early 20s to set a 30 before 30 list. When I set it, it seemed improbable. How could I find the money and the time to do a significant international trip whilst paying off debt? Could I actually […]Read more "The 40 before 40 list"