Great persons, like great empires, leave their mark on history.” Janet Wallach Toledo and Salamanca are both ancient. When the sun is in just the right spot, these walled cities are surrounded by a golden glow, like two dowager Queens basking in the desert sun. I was … [Read more...] about Adventure Part 18 – Toledo and Salamanca, Spain
The sooner you accept the fact that you have to take care of yourself, the better it will be. He's gone. You used to know how to do this. You can do it again. Put your big girl panties on and get the f@#$ out of bed. You know he'd tell you the same thing, so just … [Read more...] about Someone Take Care of Me. Oh Wait, I’m Someone.
Travel brings power and love back into your life. Rumi I've had a lot of people compare my travel year to Eat-Pray-Love. There are similarities, and since I love that book and Elizabeth Gilbert, I'm cool with the comparison. And after a month in Spain, I'm absolutely … [Read more...] about Adventure Part 17 – Madrid, Spain
Believe in your heart that you're meant to live a life full of passion, purpose, magic and miracles. Roy T. Bennett Do you remember when I posted this photo promising I'd find my fairytale Christmas? Well, it looks like Debenhams was right, starting with my choice … [Read more...] about Adventure Part 16 – Vienna, Austria
"To have come from Ireland no matter how long ago is to be of Ireland in some part forever." -Franklin Delaney Two-and-a-half months of magic on this island is more than most people could imagine, and I'm well aware of how incredibly lucky I am. To say it … [Read more...] about My Top 5 Ireland Takeaways
“There are seasons when to be still demands immeasurably higher strength than to act.” Margaret Bottome When I chose to set up a home base in Belfast there was more to it than the music scene or getting mail from home. Although either of those was reason enough. … [Read more...] about The Belfast Test – A Grief Recovery Project Post