26 Places to Commemorate 26

I wanted to kick this off with the phrase “another year around the moon” but then I got really stressed that I’ve used it in all of my other annual birthday posts. I’m inclined to think that 23 and 24 may have made it out alive, but 25 feels sneakily suspicious. Alas, here we are. Another yearContinue reading “26 Places to Commemorate 26”

Real Moments: From Gardening to Glasgow to Graduation!

I’m well aware that there has been a lull in posts for the last few weeks – but that’s not for lack of things to say, trust me! An explanation by means of a life update felt in order. Apparently the letter ‘G’ has been the flavor of the past few weeks for me. What feltContinue reading “Real Moments: From Gardening to Glasgow to Graduation!”

Inch by Inch, Row by Row: Life Lessons from the Garden

Almost 2 months ago when I told my family I would be leaving to go work outside on an estate in Ireland for a little while, they were incredulous. To them, and friends, and many others, it didn’t fit their image of me. They couldn’t see why I felt a need to do this. But toContinue reading “Inch by Inch, Row by Row: Life Lessons from the Garden”

Books I Brought Abroad [@WestCorkIRL]

Packing to go anywhere is a struggle for me, as it is for most others as well. Some agonize over shoes, some over makeup, some over sweatshirts. I happen to agonize most extremely over books. Depending on how far out from the trip I am, I can spend weeks planning what reads to take with me.Continue reading “Books I Brought Abroad [@WestCorkIRL]”

Voyages: Welcome to Inish Beg! – Part II [@WestCorkIRL]

The local West Corkonians joke about how everyone is always ready to talk about the weather here, but I love it and I feel like I fit right in with it so – allow me to tell you (mostly via showing you) about the beautiful Sunday afternoon I had wandering around the estate a fewContinue reading “Voyages: Welcome to Inish Beg! – Part II [@WestCorkIRL]”

Café Cake Crawl – Skibbereen Edition [@WestCorkIRL]

We all know how a bar/pub crawl works. It’s a feat of stamina, of endurance, and in the end mostly of regret. You might be wondering how I came up with the idea to do a Café Cake Crawl and the story is simple: I was sitting in a café, eating a piece of cake, and IContinue reading “Café Cake Crawl – Skibbereen Edition [@WestCorkIRL]”

Voyages: Skibbereen & Baltimore [@WestCorkIRL]

Note: Remember back in the good old days when you’d have to avoid a lot of images on a web page because loading them with dial-up was a nightmare? I wanted to warn you just in case you’re not all initiated into decent wi-fi / 4s / 1080p horsepower or whatever the heck the good internet is theseContinue reading “Voyages: Skibbereen & Baltimore [@WestCorkIRL]”

A List of Cooking Tips For A Novice Like Me [@WestCorkIRL]

Go ahead and ask anyone who knows me and they’ll happily laugh in your face if you ask them about my past baking escapades. Nutella chocolate chip cookies? Apparently adding a whole jar of Nutella to the regular recipe is not how you do it. My misfortune extends into general cooking as well – IContinue reading “A List of Cooking Tips For A Novice Like Me [@WestCorkIRL]”

Voyages: Welcome to Inish Beg! – Part I [@WestCorkIRL]

With a little less than a week gone by since I left the States, being at Inish Beg has already made me realize that it’s not so much the time to be alive as it is the place to be living. I absolutely adore this new short-term home of mine and I’ve been receiving many impatient inquiriesContinue reading “Voyages: Welcome to Inish Beg! – Part I [@WestCorkIRL]”