The Best Part About Travel

The best part about travel is the reminder to appreciate everything and everyone that makes up "home." After ten days away, the familiarity of my car made even afternoon traffic in Atlanta an enjoyable experience. My shower felt especially lovely and my bed even better still. The morning chores of grocery shopping and laundry were … Continue reading The Best Part About Travel

On the Road: How to Manage Marriage When One of You Travels

If you had told me that I was going to marry another man who had to frequently travel for his work, I would have told you that you were crazy. Okay, so I probably would have been more tactful than that - a "No, I don't think so" followed by the thought, They must have … Continue reading On the Road: How to Manage Marriage When One of You Travels

Prepare For the Worst, Expect the Best and Live For Today

The people of Alaska absolutely captivated me. And nowhere was this more true than in Ketchikan, a town of around 8,000 people pressed between the towering mountains of the Tongass Forest on one side and the frigid waters of the Tongass Narrows on the other. Like many Alaskan cities, Ketchikan is only accessible by plane … Continue reading Prepare For the Worst, Expect the Best and Live For Today

Scheduled Smiles

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It's all too easy to believe that happiness is fixed. Unchangeable. Set in place by internal or external factors that feel beyond our control. We may not control all of the strings on the marionette of our lives, but we do have the ability to manipulate the ones that produce a grin. And all it takes … Continue reading Scheduled Smiles

Emotionally Introverted

Life is beginning to return to normal after my trip to San Antonio. My introverted nature is enjoying the solitude interspersed with connections that I get to savor during the summer. My trip to San Antonio was awesome but it also strains my somewhat reserved nature to always have people around. Brock stayed behind in … Continue reading Emotionally Introverted