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: 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: 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”

Goal Accomplished: Officiate a Wedding

This is one of those goals that I added to my list retrospectively. It would have been a lot of pressure to have this on my list proactively. Can you imagine?! The steps leading up to accomplishing it would be: Become very important to someone Become important to their significant other … But important inContinue reading “Goal Accomplished: Officiate a Wedding”

Goal Accomplished: Start a Blog!

Well, here we are! 2018 and officially one goal down. I can’t believe you are reading this- whoever you are. Thank you for being here! I have wanted to start my own blog since 2012. The idea was actually inspired by a friend of mine who told me about her own blog while we were lost inContinue reading “Goal Accomplished: Start a Blog!”

Goal Accomplished: Get a Tattoo

If you’ve read any of my (slightly rambling) post about my work on an archaeology site in Spain (here), you know I had the most amazing summer! I got really sunburned and dirty, I learned about a culture I knew nothing about, and I met people who I will always adore and never forget. SoContinue reading “Goal Accomplished: Get a Tattoo”