Back into it: Socializing

Friday: board game night It was a simple and easy evening with friends. We took a group trip to Target to buy Cards Against Humanity. I couldn’t stop making jokes and laughing, especially playing off kindred spirit Freddy. Saturday: Christmas events December 1st so of course we were allowed to do all things Christmas. We started by getting hot chocolate and cookies on the beach … Continue reading Back into it: Socializing

Solo 24 Hours in Lake Arrowhead

Meetings, paperwork, meetings, and… teaching. At the beginning of the week, especially Wednesday, I’m a mess. So on Wednesday, I put in a sub request and booked an AirBnb in Lake Arrowhead. …and immediately, I felt free. My mind felt free from my daily “teacher” brain and I dove into my library to find a book (The Secret Life of Bees) and started watching “The Haunting … Continue reading Solo 24 Hours in Lake Arrowhead

Everything Fall: Apple Picking, Hiking, & Baking

Nothing surprising – the weather is still in the 80s here and everywhere else it seems, but we couldn’t help but check off some items on my autumn bucket list this weekend. √ Go apple picking (Oak Glen) We started at Snowline Orchard for mini donuts and wine. They were out of hard cider! They didn’t allow apple picking, but my mom, who came with us, picked some … Continue reading Everything Fall: Apple Picking, Hiking, & Baking

Leaning Into Friends (Day Trip to Temecula)

No one would ever say I have a “resting bitch face.” I have the opposite of that. I’m the opposite – happy, positive, and friendly. But it’s not what it seems and I too get tired and sad. My life sometimes feels like a romantic movie. Recently, I’ve struggled with some personal, existential stuff. I was trying to distract myself from my problems by supporting … Continue reading Leaning Into Friends (Day Trip to Temecula)

Solo Weekend in Yosemite Valley

“I am well again, I came to life in the cool winds and crystal waters of the mountains.” The trip filled my life and heart even more. A few months ago, I had a hard time going to solo to San Fran because I felt alone even when I’m surrounded by people. Nowadays, my heart is bursting with joyful feelings that take too many adjectives to describe. … Continue reading Solo Weekend in Yosemite Valley

What’s in your “favorite place?” (3 days in Boulder)

One of my favorite places in the world is not far away. It’s a sub 2 hour plane ride and often costs me less than $150 for a flight. It’s Colorado. I spent 3 days in Boulder and it felt like one long day. “Time flies when you’re having fun.” What does it take to earn a coveted spot as a “favorite place?” Mountains I … Continue reading What’s in your “favorite place?” (3 days in Boulder)