That time I climbed a mountain…

It’s that time of year again! And while I contemplated sharing reflection or gratitude posts, I decided to round out the year with a true short story that I hope you will find humorous and entertaining.


“I’m thinking of checking out Babcock.”

Cameron, the director of an outdoor adventure camp in Southwest Colorado, would have either called me into his office first, or yelled at me from it.

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Things I understand now that I’m an adult

Remember when you were a kid and you’d look up at all the things that adults did and you’d go – WHY? Well, I don’t wonder anymore.

// Passing out after work

When you don’t want to hem anymore jeans.[Chiang Mai, 2016]
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Ecuador bus in Canar

A year of do-overs

Perhaps it is too soon to reflect on the year past, but I’m currently occupying that space between here and there. In other words, I’m getting ready to move from Northern Thailand to Central Thailand. And instead of doing the impatient-dance, I’m diving into deep creative waters (at least as much as I can).

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How to socialize: an introvert’s guide

I know. I know. You’re freaking out because you have a friend’s birthday to go to. It’s also that time of year again – the holidays! I understand. Shhhh. I’ve got some ideas and tips.

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Have sick sack, will travel

Some people travel well. They can read while traveling, eat, sleep, watch movies, play games, and even join the mile high club. I’m not one of those people.

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What’s your relationship with change?

As a Taurus, I’m told I don’t like change. Yet, my life-line so far has been a series of interruptions and situations that have forced me to adapt.  After college the longest I’ve ever lived in the same town was for about three years, and that’s not counting the times I moved within the town.

Now, I won’t go so far as to say I love it. I certainly don’t enjoy the inconvenience of moving often. But Life has a way of tossing monkey wrenches and kitchen sinks our way, and well, we do the best we can, don’t we?

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Excuses, excuses: why I haven’t finished my memoir yet

I might be procrastinating. Or maybe I’m taking my time! I’m definitely trying to avoid rushing the process because that’s what I did last time, and I regretted it.

Also, I’ve run into a few problems. It’s nothing that can’t be solved. I’m not worried. Let me explain.

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