Serious Note I don't like to discuss darker things on the blog too much, but I'd like to address the neo-nazi rally that took place in DC this weekend. When we discovered that the white supremacist rally was planned for Washington, DC, it was really difficult for Nate and me. (I hope it would be … Continue reading A Serious Note about 8.12.2018
Today is International Women's Day, and I am filled with the desire to tackle a mountain, which it feels like I have considering the amount of work that piled up while I was home sick. Last year I found myself reflecting on all of the incredible women that inspire me. This year, I want to … Continue reading International Women’s Day: How to Get Started on Your Dream Life.
2017 was a roller coaster year. I'm going to focus on the positives, and I thought I would share my year in review! I officially made Seersucker Optional a public blog, instead of just the personal ramblings that I've been posting since 2015. This was a huge commitment, and especially in the last … Continue reading Year in Review
So I spent my Thanksgiving in China. As you all wake up to start the turkey in the oven and the potato mashing extravaganza, I'm closing out my exciting day. Never fear, I DID get a little bit of turkey! I am so thankful for the opportunities that joining the CEM faculty have … Continue reading Thanksgiving
It's my birthday!! So, for my 35th, I'm ringing in this birthday in China, preparing for the CEM certification course that I'm teaching tomorrow. I spent the day exploring an ancient Chinese city with a lovely woman named Pati from Orlando who is also here teaching a CEM, and who I only met last night. … Continue reading My Birthday
Hi everyone! My apologies for my absence! These past few weeks have been absolutely insane, and it's not about to slow down for the next month! I promise to be back posting regularly soon. More than soon! This week! Yes. It's certainly been a whirlwind. Usually, I try to get several posts worth of photos … Continue reading Apologies for My Absence!
We all have our own travel routines and strategies. I often get asked how I manage when my travel schedule gets really heavy and it feels like I'm living hotel to hotel. It's very important to invest in great luggage. Five years ago, I got a fantastic, matching set of purple Samsonites, and … Continue reading Some Tips for the Travel Life