Tag: love

Life Updates

I usually open these things with an apology about how I’m a terrible writer and only post once every hundred years. (That remains, admittedly, very true.) And how I promise to write on a more regular schedule and blah blah. Well. I’m not going to do that this time. Because it’s tiresome, and we all know the next time I… Read more →

Almost Home

I officially have my plane ticket! I leave in about three weeks then I FINALLY get to be with Marcel again.  These last 3 months have been awesome and brutal at the same time. Awesome because I don’t think I’ve ever spent more time with friends. To the point where I think one particular hooker is sick of me. But… Read more →

Back from Sabbatical, of sorts

My avid and loyal readers, and by that I mean my boyfriend and his brother, have been clamoring for another installment of my chronicled adventures. Quite a bit, but really not that much, has happened since I went to the Muiderslot. OH! I fell in love. Yes, madly in love. In the wonderful city of Gouda. With poffertjes. For those of… Read more →

Hola from Utrecht!

   Hello, hallo, hola from Utrecht! Today is the beginning of my third day here and I’m absolutely in love. The weather is gorgeous (yes I’m talking about the gloom and rain), and the company is even better. I’ve already tried a couple of typical little Dutch snacks, that I can’t pronounce or remember, but my mom and sister made… Read more →

We’re in the Single Digits Folks

It just hit me that I leave in 9 days. NINE. DAYS. And I’ll be gone for three months. An extended vacation if you will.  I’ve been spending these last couple of days squeezing in as many as people as possible into dates, dinners, drinks, whatever. And it’s not like I’m leaving forever, I’ll be back in December. But still.… Read more →

Chucking Lemons Through the Window

You know all those cheesy cliches about “when the universe closes a door, it opens a window”, or “when life hands you lemons make lemonade”? Well I’m chucking those lemons through the window and making some café con melk.  I got some bad news on Friday. Really bad news. And you know what I’m doing with that news? Making the… Read more →

Freedom!

   So as I close this day on what is now my third car accident in 12 months, none of which were my fault (like for realsies not my fault, not like when you slam into something and say “It wasn’t my fault! That fence came out of nowhere!” They legitimately were not. my. fault.) Where was I going with… Read more →

My Lighthouse

There are so many moments that have been momentous in our relationship. The first time we met in the airport. The first time he met my entire family (18 hours after we met in the airport). The first time I met his family and saw his country. I cherish every one of those memories and love them dearly.  But one of… Read more →

Journey to Ithaka

Those of you who know me know of my love for anything and everything Greek and Roman. After all, I did spend the better part of a decade studying their ancient history. Those of you who know me well also know of my undying love for C.P. Cavafy. After all, I did get his name tattooed on me. Intense, I know.… Read more →

Why we do the things we do

I wonder a lot, about the motivation and dedication it takes for a person to decide to move halfway across the world. To leave everything they’ve ever known behind; family, food, language, in pursuit of… something. Adventure perhaps? It doesn’t even have to be as grand and drastic as transplanting continents. An old acquaintance of mine recently moved a state… Read more →