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…

Playa Del Coco – Home is where your Cerveza is.

When we told people in Tamarindo that we were leaving for Coco we got a lot of  “oh – I don’t like Coco that much” but when I pressed for reasons they never really had any… we have been in Coco now for a few days and when we tell people we came from Tamarindo…