I am a teacher and aspiring writer, and keep a blog to keep up with writing and document the daily moments that make up my life. Working with my students & travel writing are my biggest passions. People, art, food, wine/spirits, and culture are other writing interests. Thanks for coming by!

Thursday, March 5, 2015

My Baby Girl is 2 & a Half!

Gabriella turned 2 and a half yesterday, and it didn't even occur to us until about 6 pm. Then we rushed to the garage to measure her height on our special wall in the garage - and she's grown so much! 
I can't believe how fast time flies, and sometimes I wish I could just freeze time. I love the stage she's in right now so much. She is talking so much, and loves being "cozy" (one of her favorite words right now) with her blankets and animals and baby dolls. She also loves swinging on her swing in the back yard, playing in her sand box, making necklaces, coloring, and playing with play doh among other things. 
Her favorite song to sing right now is "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star," and she loves singing it in a whisper to me before she falls asleep. Her favorite color is yellow, and her favorite shape is a heart, although she loves stars too. She can be very headstrong if she wants to do something, but also has the biggest heart, and is so affectionate and loving. My heart explodes with love for her every day. I didn't even know a love this great was possible. I am so grateful for her - she is truly my ray of sunshine!

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Swell Inspiration

Aloha friends,
Not long ago, I learned about Liz Clark, a woman who has been sailing solo for the past 9 years, as the captain and sole crew member of her own ship. Recently I came across her blog, and now I am even more inspired by her. She is such a wonderful reminder that we all CAN live our dreams, be brave, be supportive of other women, (and humanity in general,) and live sustainably on our Earth. 
Check out her blog for some true inspiration for living the dream! She is truly a magical & wondrous human being.

Photo is property of Liz Clark at www.swellvoyage.com