To write is human, to receive a letter: Devine! – Susan Lendroth In an age where folks incessantly check their phones and tablets for new messages and where “likes” are the golden stamps of approval,… More
In honor of Best Friends Day, I’m reposting this! Best Friends Animal Society is an incredible organization! Today would’ve also been my first dog Sammy’s 17th birthday!
Back in 2013, I was a senior at Northeastern and decided to use my last spring break to do some good. I signed up for Northeastern’s Alternative Spring Break program where students spend the week volunteering at one of many participating organizations. I, being the animal lover that I am, opted for the program at the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Kanab, Utah. It was an amazing week; spending time with the animals, exploring the Coral Pink Sand Dunes and Zion National Park, and getting to know new people from my school – ah, so fun! It was unlike any place I’ve ever been and, at the time, it was the farthest West I’d ever traveled.
Spread kindness and cheer, xo
In honor of National Donut Day!
The “Voodoo Doll” doughnut filled with jelly!
Portland, OR, is a wonderful city with superb donuts. While most have heard of Voodoo Doughnut (a quirky doughnut shop based in Portland), y’all may not know about Blue Star Donuts. I took a train from Seattle to Portland and made a beeline to Voodoo, luggage and all. Hopped in an Uber afterwards and when the driver saw me with my box of Voodoo deliciousness he goes, “You know it’s funny. Voodoo doughnuts always has a line and everything but they’re not even the best doughnuts in Portland. Blue Star is where it’s at.” Oh okay then…
…So I tried both. And both places were delicious.
And I can’t choose a favorite.
If you’re ever in Portland, try both and you shall not be disappointed.
HUGS AND KISSES TO PORTLAND. KEEP ON BEING WEIRD AND AWESOME!
Well it’s been over two weeks since I embarked on my adventure to the West Coast and I’ve already seen so many cool things and met incredible people along the way. As much as I adore NYC and all of my friends back there (seriously, I miss you guyssss), I have this immense fear of getting stuck in a rut and routine…turning 80 and regretting allllll the things I didn’t do.
I used to dream of having some super important job with a fancy title and corner office somewhere in Manhattan; a job that would allow me to afford a penthouse overlooking Central Park and a personal driver. While all that sounds pretty sweet, it’s definitely not everything, or really anything, life should be. People are so focused on gaining material items based on what society deems as worthy and in style. It’s literally absurd when you think about it. Whenever…
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Founded in the 1st century AD by the Romans, the city of Bath in South West England was cherished for its natural hot springs used as a thermal spa. Bath is one of 1,052 World Heritage Sites, and it happens to be one of my favorite spots I’ve traveled to.
Can’t believe this was 4 years ago!
There’s a certain je ne sais quoi about visiting a tourist town during the off-season. Roaming the empty streets, it feels as if the place is yours for the taking. Today, my grandma and I wandered around the village of Lake George for a few hours and it was wonderful.