Pre-Departure Bucket List

4 weeks! Only 4 weeks until I jump on a plane for staging in Miami then continue onward to Jamaica a few days after. Leaving so soon has me reflecting on what things I'd like to do before I leave the US for the next two years. Spending more time with friends, eating lots of …

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Celebrating the Beginning of a New Life Chapter

On my way to visit my Aunt on the Oregon Coast this weekend, I stopped to watch a last sunset over the Pacific Ocean. It was cold -- high 30's °F at most -- but I parked my car, wrapped my yellow and black striped blanket around my shoulders, grabbed a square of dark chocolate and …

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