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A little life update and a soon to be husband

Well holy shit, how the heck do I start this one?!? Let me just state the big things and maybe I will explain them later. Basically, in late July I met the man of my dreams. It was love at first sight, literally.  I always thought that was kind of bull shit, there is no way someone could just know they loved someone by just the first meeting. It was so far from anything I had ever personally experienced I believed…

Freedom to Soar

        31:365 // Gratitude Project Today I am thankful for... Dear Past Love, Today I am thankful for you.  Thankful that you let me go, that you never held me back.  I may have been bitter in the past.  I may have wished you would have stopped me from getting on that plane, confessed all, kept me with you.  But now I can see that would not have been love. I was driving through the Santa Monica…

The Fault is in Our Stars

Today I am especially grateful for... I just finished reading The Fault is in Our Stars, and today it is what I am grateful for... I am still trying to process my feelings, and don't think I have the words to articulate how I feel, so for today I will just have to leave you with this... “You don't get to choose if you get hurt in this world...but you do have some say in who hurts you. I like…

Gratitude

Today I am remembering everything I am grateful for, and I will let others word's speak. “Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.”  ― Epicurus “Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.” …

Trip Recap: One-Way Ticket to Thailand

  [caption id="attachment_1824" align="aligncenter" width="480"] So thrilled to be in Asia, eating my first meal of I don't know what that only cost me a dollar.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1823" align="aligncenter" width="960"] After meeting the Irish on my first day I decided to head down to the islands to meet up with them for the full moon party.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1822" align="aligncenter" width="960"] First I would head down to Koh Samui where I would spend a few days exploring on my own.[/caption] [caption…

Part 2: Following my Heart

[button link="http://heartofthenomad.com/2013/09/15/following-my-heart-my-journey-back-to-ireland-part-1/" round="yes" size="normal" color="white" flat="no" ]Following My Heart (Part One) [/button] When I landed in Bangkok I was in a daze. This, this trip, leaving everything behind for a far off place had been everything I had wanted for so long. Now it was real. Sitting in the back seat of the taxi I tried with all my might to drink in the culture around me, but I couldn't for the life of me seem to shake the loneliness…

Happiness, Love, and Other Emotions

I have been amazed recently how much I can feel at one moment in time.  Nothing is ever as simple as black and white emotion. Life is, at its very core, a cluster fuck of emotion and decision (or indecision) that none of us seem qualified to make. I have lost count of how many times over the past three months I have heard the ever present woes of a twenty-something struggling to find purpose in this life, trying to…

Part 1: Following my Heart

Over the past 6 weeks or so I have been falling rather hard for a handsome young Irish man, and I am absolutely smitten.  I have to say when I left LA on a one-way ticket to Thailand I never expected to be where I am today... But sometimes life is like that. My original intention in traveling to Asia was to figure out a way to stay traveling as long as I could, to make a lifestyle out of…

When Life Throws You A Curveball

It's not something you expect or are ever be prepared for, in fact majority of the time they come when your plans are the exact opposite, when your resolve is so set in stone, that the thing they bring seems ridiculously impossible. Sometimes life likes to slam you in the face with a firkin curveball. They come in all different shapes and forms with one key similarity, once hit by one, the trajectory of our lives are forever changed. I…

The Power of the Expiration Date

Quietly we lay there, side by side, on the soft, cool cotton linen, eyes closed and hands held in silence. In the distance reality awaits, the soft, muffled hum of people shuffling from one platform of their lives to another. Work. School. Children. Coffee. Dates. Life. It seems to be pressing down on the doors and the windows reminding us ever so slightly that we must soon face it. But for this moment we are safe, confined in the small…