Growing up west of the Mississippi, most of my interactions were founded in the same definition of respect. It wasn’t until I migrated east, finding myself in New York City, that I really understood how respect could be viewed differently. For most my life, I thought it meant the same thing to everyone. Most people I surrounded myself with felt the same way, and interestingly, … Continue reading Our varied perspectives on respect…
Today I dusted off my old 1960’s Singer sewing machine and decided to learn to sew. For as long as I can remember I’ve wanted to sew. As a child I longed to make my own clothes, but without the means I found myself stapling together garments to create a specific look. Yes, staples – shaking my head! As I grew older, my desire to … Continue reading To sew or not to sew…
As an INTJ-A, integrity is the cornerstone to my existence. It’s how I evaluate myself and the world. Further, it’s how I value my relationships. I often get asked how I’ve dated so many quality men. Most of the men, not all (ah hem last NY guy), have scored high on the integrity scale. Not only does this lend itself to a relationship full of … Continue reading An INTJ’s Take on Integrity
The last day of a vacation is always a bit of a mixed bag. On one hand you wish you could stay longer, feel the sand in your toes one more time, the cool breeze of the palm trees, the warm water around you. On the other hand, you know there is a pile of work waiting at home anxious for you to tend to … Continue reading Day 8 – Leaving Ambergris Caye Belize
It’s hard to believe the trip is almost over, I could certainly stay another week happily. Though the business awaits. Like yesterday my body naturally awoke for the sunrise and as I headed out to the beach, I grabbed a nice warm cup of coffee on my way. There’s nothing like drinking coffee in a real mug on the beach awaiting the sunrise. This time … Continue reading Day 7 – Ambergris Caye, Belize
My body must have known how badly I wanted to see a sunrise as I woke up around 5:30am naturally despite the blackout curtains. Fumbling in the dark, I threw on whatever clothes were on top and off I went. In search of the purples and pinks that reaffirm this world is absolutely incredible in every way shape and form. Pair that next to an … Continue reading Day 6 – Ambergris Caye Belize
The black out curtains threw off my sense of time and I missed the sunrise. There’s nothing I love more than sunshine gently waking me as it slowly warms my body letting me know the day has begun. The Park Place Belize Hotel was still retired for the night with not a living soul around. The restaurant doesn’t open until lunchtime, leaving a quiet as … Continue reading Day 5 – “Secret Beach” Belize
When the alarm buzzed at 6am the sun was not yet up, the sound of howler monkeys in the distance was ever present. I squeezed in a brief workout before heading to breakfast. Today I had the same fried eggs, refried beans, and fruit, though added bacon. It was the perfect portion size to tide me over on the day of travel ahead. For $8 … Continue reading Day 4 – Next stop Ambergris Caye, Belize!
The alarm went off at 3:30am, long before the hotel electricity turns on. Getting ready by flashlight and emergency lamp, I pulled myself out of bed and got ready for the journey through the jungle. In the lobby the guide had hot coffee waiting for us. There were about 15 or so people already gathered ready for their sunrise experience. Some looking perky and others … Continue reading Day 3 – The Mayan ruins of Tikal
As the bright sun shined into the room, it was time to wake up and start the day. Temperatures were already in the mid-80s and forecasted to get even warmer by midday. The Ramada Princess Hotel had quite the breakfast buffet with everything from an omelet station, to sausages, fruit, breads, potatoes and more. Impressive given it was included in the hotel charge. The breakfast … Continue reading Day 2 – Off to Guatemala!