Mr. Pedantic and I have been enjoying a much-desired vacation this past week. Board games, amusement park-trotting, and incessant laughter has consumed most of this past week with my side of our family and it has been a fantastic time to remember how special time away really is, and to fall back in love with our lives. That always hits me on vacation. As much as I enjoy getting away and traveling, I always find myself missing parts of my routine, my own home, and my furbaby sooner than I would have expected - just another reminder that my everyday life is more than satisfying.Read More
Several weeks ago Mr. Pedantic and I braved the blazing Virginia heat and spent the larger part of a July Saturday at a taco festival.
It was as magical and as humid as you would suspect, and while the empanadas were a half-moon-shaped piece of Heaven, and the macaroni and cheese tacos as indulgent as we dared hope for, one of my favorite treats of the day was neither taco nor taco-inspired.Read More
My distaste for change has been put to the test more times than I can count over the past several years. Jobs, dreams, relationships, and so many facets I would have once classified as constants have faded or evolved.
Through painful trials and subsequent meltdowns, I have built up some callouses to what was once the biggest monster in my life. Change is not only something I can survive, but is often worth embracing. Sure, I’ve lost some things along the way and my body - both physically and mentally bears the marks, but there is also a deeper sense of love, joy, and peace than I have ever known before.Read More