How to plan an affordable European Vacation

I’ve only been out of the country once, but I am currently planning my next trip. I’m not rich by any means, my salary is “average” at best. But since traveling to Europe last year, people always ask me, how can I afford to travel internationally on my budget? As someone who is an international … More How to plan an affordable European Vacation


Rome changed my life

For 37 years I lived in a bubble. My little world revolving around the northern hemisphere with democratic rhetoric and sweet southern courtesy. My minuscule life consisted of small towns in the Bible Belt, a few trips out west and holidays at the beach as my only adventures…..then I left the country. First stop, Rome! … More Rome changed my life

Letting It Go

It was only two months into my marriage when I found out that my husband cheated on me. I was mortified because I had made such a spectacle of our wedding. I had been married before. A quiet, personal, intimate marriage that ended for very immature reasons had left me jaded. I was sure that … More Letting It Go

To my son,  This is not the America I dreamed for you..

Dearest son, When I found out I was being blessed with your precious life I envisioned so much more for you.  I reminisced of my childhood growing up blissfully unaware of influences of “the real world”. I pictured you riding your bike in the street, playing board games on the kitchen table, and excelling in … More To my son,  This is not the America I dreamed for you..