Nepal: Expectations vs. Reality

For a few years now, I have been dreaming of going to Nepal. I don’t even have a concrete reason as to why but something about being in the Himalayas was calling to me. In January, I decided to finally pull the trigger and I booked the Mardi Himal Trek with Nepal Hidden Treks (highly…

F*ck It, Just Go.

Warning: If you are offended by curse words, this post is not for you as it’s utterly unfiltered. I have had some really bad insomnia over the past few weeks where I wake up somewhere between 1:30-3am and cannot go back to sleep. Every.single.goddamn.night. I’m not really stressed about anything so I don’t know what…

2018 Goalz

I’ve said in the past that I don’t really do New Year’s resolutions. I feel like resolutions never stick, whereas goals are a little more concrete. In reality, they are essentially the same thing so really, I’m just being a turd about it. Anyway, here are my goals for 2018: Stay in better touch with people:…

Giving Thanks

One of my goals for 2017 was to express more gratitude (and to get handstand pushups and a muscle-up — so far, I am 1.5 for 3). As today is Thanksgiving, here are the top 20 things I am giving thanks for this season (in no particular order — except for #1 because he made…

Highlights from the Scottish Highlands

Holy moses, it’s been too long since my last post. This summer has been a bit of a whirlwind and thus, this blog has suffered. But that is neither here nor there because I have recently returned from a jaunt through bonnie Scotland with my dad and stepmom. They picked a good one for their…

Top 10 Things I Learned in Greece

Last month we met up with some family for a week in Greece. It was a week full of touring ancient sights,  relaxing by the beach/pool, sampling local wines, and eating enough Tzatziki to feed an army. It was positively delightful and as with most of our trips, I learned a thing or ten. Here…

Finding the Humor

A few days ago was the one year anniversary of my pulmonary embolism – also known as the time when some blood clots tried to take out yours truly (refresh your memory here). The past year was full of adjustments with having to take blood thinners, wearing hip-to-toe compression sleeves, and having bouts of paranoia but…

6 Things I Love About the German Workplace

Today is my last day with my first job here in Munich and it’s a very bittersweet day. While I am really looking forward to my new path, I am also sad to be leaving such a wonderful workplace. As I will be doing full-time telework with the new job, I have been reminiscing about the…

Cheers for Two Years!

Okay technically the fat cat and I’s two year anniversary in Munich is February 7 but it’s been a month since I last posted so we’re celebrating early. When I was back home for Christmas, I was often asked some variation of “So what’s it like living in Germany? What’s different?” For starters, yins should be reading…

New Zealand – Part 3 – Return of the Mac

Okay, here were are…the last post about our trip. I will try and keep it brief because really, at this point, three parts seem ridiculous and we are running into the New Year and all that. Christchurch: After our really active first week, we headed to Christchurch near the east coast of the South. We were not…

New Zealand: The Fellowship of the Lakes  – Part 2

Welcome to part 2 of my epic ramble about our trip to New Zealand. If you haven’t read Part 1 yet, just do that real quick then pop back over here…don’t worry, I’ll wait… … … … okay, ready? Let’s pick up where we left off… The middle leg of our trip included Lake Wanaka…

On Comments Re: My Uterus

Dear Family, I would kindly request that you stop asking me if and when we are going to have children. This applies to when we are in person, on skype, and all social media platforms. This is a private issue and the only two people who should be discussing this are my husband and I….