It is not often I have a morning where I can sleep in as late as I want. So being off this past Labor Day was so nice. Especially with this fall weather rolling in, nothing makes me happier than cozy, lazy mornings. Sleeping in and then snuggling in bed with my favorite coffee mug… Continue reading Cozy Mornings
Eid Mubarak everyone! Today Muslims all around the world are celebrating Eid Al-Adha and millions of Muslims are making the Hajj pilgrimage in Mecca. On this holiday, Muslims celebrate when Ibrahim (Abraham) was told by God to sacrifice his son. Following God's command both Ibrahim and his son were willing to submit. But, at the… Continue reading Eid Mubarak!
"Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall." F. Scott Fitzgerald One of my favorite quotes from one of my favorite writers about my favorite time of the year. This quote came to mind this morning as I was driving into work. I noticed that some of the leaves were starting… Continue reading 10 Reasons Why I am Nuts about Fall.
You may have known, or maybe not but I recently took a position as a Travel Agent. This was a completely new and different avenue for me. I always had a passion for travel and dreams of exploring the world. Moving into this position was a little scary, as I had no travel experience except… Continue reading A Different Step
It seems like a lifetime ago that I started this blog. When I started it, I struggled with finding a name that fit what I was trying to do with it. I simply left it as Untitled. At the time I felt like this was a fitting title for the blog as it sort of… Continue reading Embrace the Journey
I have not been keeping up with my goal of posting weekly. Life sure has gotten busy. Between balancing school with two jobs and an internship, I barely have time to get everything done each day. However, I can honestly say that I can make it on three to fours hours of sleep each night… Continue reading Chinese Lanterns and more…
A dream of mine has finally come true. My first published piece came out in the November issue of Ohio Magazine. This article is all about an upcoming art exhibit in Zanesville, Ohio titled, American Modernism, Urban Realism, and The Eight. The paintings feature artists who depicted what life was like in America during the early 1900s… Continue reading It’s Finally Here.
Slightly different from previous food adventures, The Tea Lab was a nice addition to my Food Adventures list. This cozy little shop is located in the E. 5th Aracde in downtown Cleveland. They also have another location in Lakewood. The Tea Lab offered over 120 varieties of tea ranging from Chocolate Cream Truffle flavored Rooibos… Continue reading The Tea Lab.
In my third month of service here in Peru I decided to leap into what I had been asked to do the second I got off that Combi and arrived to my site…..teaching English. As a Water and Sanitation Volunteer I wanted to stick with the WASH goals my first few months in site butttt […]… Continue reading When Cultures Connect — Into My Wild
This is one of the Food Adventures on our list I was most excited to try. Now, for those who don't know, Muslims only eat meat that is Halal. This means that the animal was slaughtered according to Islamic guidelines. It is not very common to find quick places to eat that serve Halal… Continue reading Tropical Flame.