Tag Archive: Quarter Life Crisis

Oct 06

Bali’s Magic and How I Got My Groove Back

The taxi driver occasionally glanced at the road as he swerved around the hairpin turns and played chicken with oncoming traffic on the narrow highway; most of the time his eyes were fixed in the rearview mirror at my face, while he waved an arm about, emphatically describing to me Balinese life.   He pointed …

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Jan 09

My New Year’s Non-Resolution

I’m not much of one for New Year’s Resolutions. First of all, I’m a little late on the uptake to be posting about my resolutions, seeing as the date is what it is; I almost decided to resolve to post twice every week, but I’ve clearly failed at that already. Making a New Year’s Resolution …

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Dec 17

Stuck in Limbo

There have been more tears this week than I care to admit. It would be easy to blame the tears on the Connecticut tragedy, as that truly did upset me on a very deep level, but that was really only one dip in the emotional rollercoaster I’ve been riding lately. The end of the year …

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Oct 30

Taking risks and why I’m moving to South Korea

Risk: “Exposure to the chance of injury or loss” I always considered myself a “risky” person in life. I enjoy jumping out of perfectly good airplanes; swimming to the bottom of the ocean; rappelling down steep cliff sides; gallivanting through third world countries alone; hanging upside down on a rope in aerial class. Everyone always says, …

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Oct 07

What happens when you crash a wedding in cowboy boots

Sometimes, you’re sitting at home on a Saturday night, minding your own business and eating homemade pumpkin ice cream and listening to depressing music, when you receive numerous texts coercing you to “come to this cowboy themed wedding right now”.  You may politely decline, with words such as “I will not crash the wedding of …

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Oct 03

On cake and life lessons

I sat at the kitchen table and sliced my fork through the leftover half of the double layer cake. Funfetti, mmm. A party in my mouth. To my right, a cup of frozen yogurt; to my left, a box of gourmet cupcakes. As I raised the fork to my mouth, I frowned and pondered aloud, …

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Aug 19

50 Shades of my Absurd Dating Life

                  It’s hard to believe a year has gone by of sleeping alone in my own bed. To commemorate the occasion, I’ve decided to reflect on the last year of my “romantic” life, and in doing so, I’ve realized I might as well share it with the …

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Jul 17

Why I “Joined The Circus” and Maybe You Should, Too

Two years ago, I was struggling. Sure, I had a job I enjoyed and a two bedroom home with my long-term boyfriend, but something was missing. And no, it wasn’t a baby. I had been out of college for two years and gradually all of my friends had moved out of town to pursue their …

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Jul 11

The Santa Barbara Bucket List

You know that cliche saying, “Live every day like it’s your last”, or something along those lines? I’ve been looking at the world that way a bit lately. No, no, I don’t have a terminal illness, don’t get your panties in a bunch (or throw a party just yet), but I guess I should add …

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Jun 15

Confessions of a Quarter Life Crisis

People chuckle when I say “quarter life crisis”. Then they laugh when I say I’m having one. Maybe throw in some eye rolling. Oh sure, a middle aged man can run off and buy a silly little sports car convertible (no, Dad, I am definitely not referring to you and your new Corvette…) and Jennifer …

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