The moment before the drop

The moment before the drop

The anticipation had built for hours: I am on my way to get dropped off of an airplane. It is said (if not by someone else, then I'll just make this up right now) that we discover the most intimate depths of ourselves in the moments we get closer to our uncharted territory; to our [...]

Minutiae

The first step from the beach into the ocean always gives me goosebumps. There's always a deep tug in my heart, a longing so primal it could be a childhood memory or a feeling on its own, the need to be by the water. To think of it, imagine the sound of the waves, remember [...]

Ferry on

Ferry on

Have you even been so hungover on a ferry you weren't even supposed to be in (because you hopelessly watched the first one sail away) that little kids ask their parent if you're sick or dying? I have. I'm a sucker for all modes of transportation, so I'll try any and all ways to get [...]

Uncommon

From now on, when people ask me what I want to do in the future, I'm going to say that I want to live an extraordinary life.  We've been so conditioned to think of extraordinary lives as a big picture - a famous actress, the best paid football player, a successful journalist - that we [...]

California, here we come

California, here we come

Bright sunsets over the ocean. Hard waves crashing repeatedly against the shore. Thick, sticky sand on the bottom of your feet. The smell of salt and ocean in the air, stroking your nose ever so gently. The sound of laughter in the endless night, ocean-side, illuminating the dark cold waters. Cold drinks in the cold [...]