Hiking · Humor · Personal

Fuck You, Cheryl Strayed

I read “Wild”. I watched the movie and cried with Reese when she made it to the end of the PCH. I proudly went to REI and plunked down $100 of money I don’t have and bought a super cool badass pair of hiking boots with which to start my journey to enlightenment via the… Continue reading Fuck You, Cheryl Strayed

Humor · Personal · Self-Improvement

“You people make my ass twitch”

Well, I did it. I went to a therapist. You know what made me pull the trigger? The 90’s Rom Com movie “French Kiss” starring Meg Ryan and Kevin Kline. Let me explain: I hold allllll my emotional shit inside. I am perfectly aware that I do this. Maybe it’s the stoic Irish in me.… Continue reading “You people make my ass twitch”

Hiking · Travel

How to ‘Havasu’

Tonight was my class at REI about (getting to* and) hiking Havasu Falls! *The “getting there” is the most complicated part: read on to find out why… I am so glad I went because honestly, as much information as there is on the internet about this, there wasn’t one definitive source that laid everything out in steps… Continue reading How to ‘Havasu’


NYC vs. LA, Ad Infinitum

The fact is, I wish I liked living in Los Angeles, but I just plain don’t right now. This town (LA) is quite simply for two kinds of people: Either the hustler-type who thoroughly enjoys the cut-throat nature of “playing the game” and acquiring excess while destroying other people’s souls, or idiots with zero brain cells… Continue reading NYC vs. LA, Ad Infinitum

20's Bucket List · Hiking · Travel

REI For The Win

The universe rocks sometimes. SO, remember how I wrote just a few days ago about finding that random Pinterest post about Havasu Falls in Arizona? Well how weird is THIS- I went on my local REI’s website to look at hiking boots (another major dent in the wallet) and saw that they offer FREE (at last!)… Continue reading REI For The Win

Hiking · Inca Trail

The Inca Trail; Going For Broke, Literally.

Today I started researching in earnest what it’s really going to take to hike the Inca Trail in Macchu Piccu. This was the first thing I found after googling “Inca Trail Macchu Piccu”: “The Inca Trail is by far the most famous trek in South America and is rated by many to be in the… Continue reading The Inca Trail; Going For Broke, Literally.

20's Bucket List · Hiking

Pinterest, The Travel Agent

Today I thought I’d try to get excited about this journey of mine and do a little online shopping and research about hiking trails around me to train for the Inca Trail down the road. While Pinterest-ing away, I found photos of the most beautiful hike I think I’ve ever seen. It’s called Havasu Falls… Continue reading Pinterest, The Travel Agent


Dec. 31, 2015: The Beginning

It is 9:37 pm on New Year’s Eve. I am a 29-year-old, attractive female (or so they tell me), with an honors degree from a top University and a certificate from culinary school in France. And this New Year’s Eve, I am sitting on a couch in my childhood home next to my already-asleep mother… Continue reading Dec. 31, 2015: The Beginning