Holy Crap, I got a Puppy!

My May Challenge was going to be a sleep challenge. I researched ways to fall asleep, found a 14-day training program, and knew the environment I needed to create to help me fall asleep before 1, 2, 3am. I’ve had difficulty sleeping for about half my life, and no matter how little fun it sounded, […]

13th Challenge: April’s Chapter

April was a month of more work and less reading. I’m already more than halfway done with the reading challenge, which gives me time to slow down and enjoy my time, and the books more. Also, I have finished the easier categories, and am now reaching the categories I’ve put off, e.g. “Read a classic you’ve never […]

April’s Challenge: Getting Started

Really? A month dedicated to “tidying up”? Who have I become? I’ve always been good at getting rid of clothes and stuff, I hold very little sentimental attachment to most items, with the exception of books, music, pictures, hand-made awards from our annual outrigger “Mock Race”, a shell I found while on a small beach in […]

13th Challenge: March’s Chapter

First, I miss writing. March was a whirlwind of extremes, with its lows (company I worked for closed down abruptly) and its highs (new job for several of us at an awesome new company), with weeknights of three hours sleep some nights, and weekends spent only trying to get more sleep.  Of finally paddling a […]

February Part Four, Taking it Through Leap Day

The last installment of my February Challenge. February 22 La Jolla Village. February 23 I spent my day at work until very late with little/no photo ops. At home, however, everything on my fridge makes me smile, sometimes it’s the little things that catch your eye. February 24 Sun, palm trees and the trolley, in downtown San […]

February Picture a Day: Week Three

February 13 Valentine’s Day Massacre Outrigger Canoe Race. First place winners received heart-shaped glasses. What?  Oh us? Don’t mind if we do.   February 14 Love. Apparently I was walking around looking for signs. February 15 Downtown sunset. February 16 Finding Hawaii back at home. February 17 Working too late. Where did all the people […]

February’s Challenge: Picture a Day Part 2

February 5 Chinese New Year in Honolulu’s Chinatown. February 6 Paddling with beautiful Noelle in gorgeous Hawaii. February 7 Sunday Funday! Celebrating a great week spent paddling and with friends. February 8 30 hours in San Diego to work, unpack from Hawaii, pack for San Francisco. Oh yeah, and sleep. February 9 Sunsets over Oakland while […]

February Photography: Starting off on Vacation

  I lined up February’s photo challenge to align with my Hawaii vacation (cheater!). There are breath-taking scenes all around me but I’m trying to take photos that mean something to me, or allow me to look at the world in a different way. January 31 – practicing with my phone February 1 First day […]