Nov 14, 2016

Time Hop

Time Hop can be a good and a bad thing in my life. Some memories I don't particularly want to relive, but sometimes like this week I get a reminder that 2 years ago I was in Guatemala at this time and that 3 years ago at this time I was in Nicaragua.

Those trips harbor very different emotions for me. 

Guatemala I was running away from life and trying to do something bigger than myself. I certainly accomplished both of those things. A lot of tears and self doubt occurred during that trip. But I made it though tougher and more self aware. I learned a lot during that trip. About people, situations, myself, and about a beautiful country.

Nicaragua I was surfing and making some of the best friends a girl could ask for. It was a strange trip in itself, but I also learned a lot during that trip. I learned that meeting someone for 5 days doesn't mean you can't become life long friends with them. I also learned some bigger things about my life.

Without both of those trips, I would not be where or who I am today. I am forever grateful for the opportunity to experience them both. 

Those two trips are part of the reason I am always looking for the next adventure. Searching for the next big thing. It's a slight personality flaw of mine. Always chasing some sort of Peter Pan dreamlike life, but it's who I am and I embrace it. 

It also leads to a hell of a story. And who doesn't enjoy a good story?

Nov 4, 2016

Hey Chicago!

What you say? The Cubs are gonna win today!

And win they did. They got down early in the series, made a comeback, tied up the series, played strong in Cleveland and brought home the trophy and the glory.

108 years. 108. That is a crazy amount of time to wait.

But they did it. And I watched every single game.

2 in Memphis, 3 in Chicago, and the final 2 in Memphis.

The 3 in Chicago was a spur of the moment decision. Sunday we were doing our long run and I joked that we should go to Chicago. Over brunch we had three plane tickets purchased and were headed to Chicago.

That entire weekend was a blur. A blur of laughs, beers, pizza, heartbreak, high-fives, and wandering.

It was the greatest spur of the moment decision ever. Zero regrets. Especially since the Cubs pulled it out in the 10th inning of the 7th game.

108 years. They waited long enough. A century and almost a decade.

Harry Caray is definitely smiling down with his green apples.