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  • Life Lately: Two more months left in Hawaii!

    Life Lately: Two more months left in Hawaii!

    Life has been pretty busy and fast-paced lately, but it’s good. So, so good. If you read my last post, I’ve been here in Hawaii for 6 months now, which I still can’t grasp. Time FLIES. And it hasn’t shown any signs of slowing down. Here’s what life has been looking like lately. I had the […]

  • Life Lately: Crazy Hawaii weather, finding happiness + lots of changes

    Life Lately: Crazy Hawaii weather, finding happiness + lots of changes

    My life lately has been anything but boring, bland or “routine.” Since coming back from my trip to Nevada and Arizona, I’ve made A LOT of changes in my life (and I’ve actually stuck to them!!) And when you’re reading this, I’ll be unpacking from my trip to San Diego! I’ve been so busy, that […]

  • Driving through the Arizona desert

    Driving through the Arizona desert

    I recently drove through the Arizona desert, and I fell in love. I’ve been dreaming of deserts, cacti, quirky roadside attractions and friendly in-the-middle-of-nowhere gas stations – and this trip was everything I wanted and more. There’s just something about driving through the desert. It feels warm even though it’s the dead of winter. It […]

  • Thanksgiving at Home

    Thanksgiving at Home

    The last two Thanksgivings have been very different. Last year, I didn’t celebrate Thanksgiving because I was in Canada (so I celebrated Canadian Thanksgiving in October). The year before that, I was living on my own in DC, and I spent Thanksgiving by myself. So this year when I was able to celebrate Thanksgiving at […]

  • Thankful


    I love the holiday season, because it has a special way of reminding us to show gratitude and make family time a priority. So much has happened this year, and I think it would be strange if I wasn’t thankful for it all. It’s been filled to the brim with ups and downs. I’ve been […]

  • Visiting Lumeria on Maui | Local Wild Food Challenge

    Visiting Lumeria on Maui | Local Wild Food Challenge

    I’ve lived on Maui for 20 years, and it surprises me how much there is that I haven’t done or seen on this tiny island. The other day, I was invited to visit Lumeria on Maui. I’ve driven past it countless times, but I’ve never actually gone inside – and now that I have, I […]

  • Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    In 2012, I lost my stepmom to breast cancer. Last year, my mom got checked for lumps (she’s okay, thankfully). This year, one of our friends was diagnosed with breast cancer. And with October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, it just seemed fitting to join a walk. I thought about my stepmom a lot that […]

  • Maui


    About 2 months ago, I traveled back home to Maui and played “tourist.” Here’s some photos from that trip. First hug after being away for 2 years! Paia is one of my favorite places on Maui. I love all the little shops and the small town vibe. It makes me happy! Sometimes, the best way […]

  • Halloween at Disneyland

    Halloween at Disneyland

    I grew up in LA, so it will always have a special place in my heart. There’s nothing quite like going back to a familiar place, seeing your old friends and family, and reminiscing on good times. And in my most recent trip to the City of Angels, I did just that. After I left […]

  • Last Days in Canada

    Last Days in Canada

    Three weeks ago, I decided to leave the home and life I made myself in Canada. It was one of the hardest decisions I’ve ever had to make, and it was really rough on me. Luckily, friends from work were there for me, friends from college kept me company on the phone, and my mom […]