A Sense of Place: How Living Far from Family Helps Create my Own

We have been invited to 6 weddings since moving to Ohio. One in San Francisco, 2 in Orange County, 1 in Colorado, and another 2 in San Diego. I am exhausted from the traveling, cried-out from the ceremonies, and overwhelmed by the love whenever we show up to these events.  But every time I getContinue reading “A Sense of Place: How Living Far from Family Helps Create my Own”

Books about books

I am great at getting lost in a library or a bookshop–It’s the fist place I look for when I move to a new town.  My library card is a badge of honor, a mark of citizenship (For how much I love throwing things away, I still have my Fort Collins Library card in myContinue reading “Books about books”

One Year Later: Why Ohio Sucks

It’s been a year since we moved.  A year since we left a city that’s on every Top 10 list, for a town in one of the least desirable areas in the nation.  Northeast Ohio is a hidden gem in the U.S. and we couldn’t be happier that we found this magical place. Here’s whatContinue reading “One Year Later: Why Ohio Sucks”

Do we live in a Food Desert?

A Rotten Problem I didn’t know what a Food Desert was until I moved to Ohio.  Growing up on the west coast means an ample supply of sunshine, lemons, and fresh produce.  Moving to Colorado didn’t change that much, my sunshine allowance increased, I was introduced to even more produce, and yet still had accessContinue reading “Do we live in a Food Desert?”

Strangers: 5 ways being in a new town can be a rewarding challenge

Hi, I’m new here. We stick out like sore thumbs. It might be the Colorado plates, or the dog, or that we walk around everywhere (usually with said dog), but this town is small enough that it’s obvious we are new. There are no sidewalks. There are no bike lanes. The grocery stores leave muchContinue reading “Strangers: 5 ways being in a new town can be a rewarding challenge”

Moving Cross-Country: My Dashboard Confessional

If the Beatles were American, “The Long and Winding Road” would be a completely different song.  Those highways are boringly straight and it makes moving cross-country mind-numbing.  The only exciting part was when we had a bird run into our car and go up in a puff of feathers, and we hadn’t even left ColoradoContinue reading “Moving Cross-Country: My Dashboard Confessional”