Friday, September 21, 2012

Channeled In

My first best friend, cancer survivor (and Kate Middleton deadringer), Alli, is swimming the English Channel in 2 days... so proud of her. See more at

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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Summertime Sadness

There are always so many expectations and high hopes put on the summer season, and it always seems to fall short. For example, so many California kids associate it with carefree days at the beach. For me, I associate too much beach or outside time with sunburns, dehydration, and ultimately migraines. I know, I'm a soul-less old lady. This summer for me was, um, rough, in another neck of the country... and this captures it.

Monday, September 17, 2012

This much I know

I love San Diego. I love yoga. I love Twitter. I love my friends. (WAIT for OJ at 3:22... amazing.)

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Friday, September 14, 2012


"i beg you to have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves as if they were locked rooms or books written in a very foreign language. 
don't search for the answers, which could not be given to you now, because you would not be able to live them. 
and the point is, to live everything. 
live the questions now. perhaps then, someday far in the future, you will gradually, without even noticing it, live your way into the answer."

rainer maria rilke, "letters to a young poet"

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Saturday, September 8, 2012

Hallo again

Ok, so yes, I never thought I'd be one of those who a) went on a mission or b) came home early due to that ever-ambiguous excuse of "health problems."

But in short, I had a super strong prompting to go, and my mission president (the second I had) was utterly fantastic in telling me I needn't have any regrets about leaving.

And people have all been really sensitive to if I'm "ready" to talk again, or whatever. Even though I'm confused to be home, I am relieved to be and just looking forward to what life will bring next. I do hope to be able to make sense of all that happened on the mission and speak out about it one day. I can see a lot of potential reform for the very imperfect and too oft-romanticized mission program.

But for right now, I'm very much enjoying things like emails from the people I taught ("YOU MAKE ME A BETTER PERSON ...STILL TRYIN'[ANYWAYS]" (haha... awww...)), Joanna Brooks on Jon Stewart (Part 1 and 2), and US Open Tennis.