Feelin’ at Home in the Most Foreign Place

August is almost over---hell, 2017 is almost over. Where has the time gone? Before we know it, we will be ordering Halloween costumes (perks of living overseas, *insert eyeroll*), prepping the menu for Thanksgiving, buying presents for Christmas, and scheduling a bounce house for El's second birthday. Skkkkrrrrrrrrt, what? This past Saturday, I found myself... Continue Reading →

Oki Gyoza, My Way

If you follow my Instagram, (@fortheloveofexperience), I’m sure your annoyed by my excessive foodie posts lately. Sorry, not sorry. Food is absolutely, hands-down, 247% my favorite aspect of culture. Why? It’s food. Well, I’m sure glad you asked, because it’s food is exactly why. At its most bare assessment, food is merely nourishment, sustenance for... Continue Reading →

Baby-ator: The Flyin’ El

Another beautiful weekend has come and gone, and though I recount many laughs, good food, and memories with friends, there is something so menacing about Sunday evening. A gentle reminder that another week is to come and pass before we meet again, and by "we" I mean the 1.5 days (not really 2 days since... Continue Reading →

A Trip to Remember

There are so many people who never leave their hometown. Never leave their state. Never leave their country. I was given the opportunity of a lifetime to not only travel across the world, but to reside in one of it's lesser known crevices for multiple years. However, for all its beauty, I sure find myself... Continue Reading →

Why Mommy Needs Wine (or Whiskey or Whatever)

Put your shoes on. Come here. Put your shoes on. Don't eat that. Put your shoes on. GET THAT OUT OF YOUR NOSE. PUT. YOUR. SHOES. ON. Why does Mommy need wine? I mean seriously though, how many times do I have to tell you to put your shoes on? We do this at the... Continue Reading →

Demotivation by Fear: Achieving Success

You know how when you meet someone for the first time, you immediately share things you may have in common? Intimate relationship, kids, education, work, etc. You spout off your status, and they say, “oh, I’ve always wanted to do that, but…” What have you done lately? Close your eyes for a moment and think about... Continue Reading →

Crushing Barriers: Happiness and Crappiness

Happiness. What does that mean? Happiness is a warm brownie. A brand new box of ammo for your favorite rifle. Stopping by the gas station to get pizza for lunch and the only slice left in the case is your favorite one. But what about not-happiness? Let's call it crappiness. And good gravy, is it... Continue Reading →

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