Goal Accomplished: RUN. A. MARATHON.

November 4, 2018. I ran the New York City Marathon. WHAT!? I RAN A FREAKIN’ MARATHON!? This was, by far, the biggest surprise of 2018 for me. Maybe one of the biggest shocks of my life! It was never something I thought I’d do. I still can’t believe I can say those words: “I ranContinue reading “Goal Accomplished: RUN. A. MARATHON.”

Goal Accomplished: Make Homemade Pasta

Reasons to make your own homemade pasta: The pasta tastes so much better! Compared to store-bought pasta, homemade noodles seem heartier and richer. Plus, you are in control of the taste – add salt or herbs, stuff it with cheese or chocolate… you can make it taste however you want! It feels so much better onContinue reading “Goal Accomplished: Make Homemade Pasta”

Goal Accomplished: Drive the Pacific Coast Highway

This has been a hard life goal to sum up! The entire drive was so beautiful; the task of describing each moment feels daunting. How do I put words to that feeling of nervous exhilaration I feel when I stare into the line of hazy blue where the sky meets the sea? How do IContinue reading “Goal Accomplished: Drive the Pacific Coast Highway”


It’s official! I am a certified Kick It by Eliza instructor! I’ll be teaching the 13-round, kick-boxing inspired cardio classes in Boston — and wherever else my travels take me! Here’s why this is significant: Like so many women, I have struggled with my weight and body image my whole life. Growing up in theContinue reading “Goal Accomplished: OFFICIALLY CERTIFIED!”

Goal Accomplished: Paint-Filled Balloons

Tell me you’ve seen Princess Diaries! Do you remember that scene where Mia is talking to her mom about everything that is difficult about being a teenager-learning-to-be-a-princess (typical) and her mom starts throwing darts at paint-filled balloons? Ok, well, if not, here’s the scene:   I don’t know why this was so memorable to me.Continue reading “Goal Accomplished: Paint-Filled Balloons”

Goal Accomplished: Crochet a Scarf

I finally finished crocheting a scarf! Well… I sort of finished two, but one of them may not be truly classifiable as a scarf, if we’re going by the standard definition. Let me take a step back- because I know this may seem like an insignificant goal. My desire to crochet a scarf originated aroundContinue reading “Goal Accomplished: Crochet a Scarf”

Goal Accomplished: Hike to Machu Picchu

I have to say, this is probably one of my favorite accomplished goals so far. It was equal parts challenging and exhilarating. It was both social and incredibly personal. It was exactly what I thought, but somehow exceeded my expectations. I went to Peru with EF Go Ahead Tours, which was amazing! We visited LimaContinue reading “Goal Accomplished: Hike to Machu Picchu”

Goal Accomplished: Visit an Elephant Sanctuary

Hello everyone! I’m back and so excited to write about this recent goal I accomplished. To be honest, I’ve had a hard time sitting down to write this post because I have so many thoughts on the topic and am not quite sure I’ve sorted through it all yet. I went into this experience withoutContinue reading “Goal Accomplished: Visit an Elephant Sanctuary”

Goals Accomplished: Go on a Spontaneous Trip, Visit Cafe du Monde! New Orleans, 2017

I thought about sugar coating this post a bit, but that’s not how I want this blog to be. You get the honest truth – good, bad, easy, challenging, simple, complicated. Almost exactly a year ago, I found myself standing in the middle of a crowd, lights flashing around me, shouts and music competing withContinue reading “Goals Accomplished: Go on a Spontaneous Trip, Visit Cafe du Monde! New Orleans, 2017”