Then vs Now

This was the view I woke up to every morning for 5 months in Coco.  I didn’t realize how drastically it changed until I compared the two shots. Wet season vs Dry season. November vs March.  Then vs Now

Dear Motherhood,

First let me apologize for taking so long to welcome you into my life.  While I tried to be as polite and courteous to you as I could, I’m pretty sure you felt my resistance and outright hatred towards you. It’s not your fault, you see, I had a great life before you.  I was free…

Death is a Thief

My grandma passed away yesterday – My Baba to be exact.  She was 85 years old and she had this ability to love the people in her life in a way that made everyone feel special.  I had a special bond with her, but I also knew that my sister had her own unique connection as did…

small details = big picture

This is Costa Rica as I know it. The rainy season will end soon and this green will change, but the ocean and sky will continue on with this blanket of blue. In the moments before taking this photo I felt like the small details were jumping out at me creating the big picture and everything just fell…

My mother was right – again.

I’m not surprised.  She’s been doing this my whole life.  She knew which friends would be with me for life and which friends would drift away.  She knew that my broken 16 year old heart would mend and continue to love.  She knew when I missed my 8am classes in University and that my temporary…