Steph’s Story

One Year in Seattle

It’s a big milestone and I almost missed it. August 11 was busy this year. It wasn’t until almost bedtime that I looked at the calendar and realized that one year ago to the day Mike and I were on a flight to Seattle with basically everything we owned stuffed in 4 suitcases. I was …

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Unexpectedly Solo in Barcelona

I wasn’t supposed to be in Barcelona alone. Everything I planned: the large airbnb with the balcony overlooking Santa Maria del Mar, the tickets to the Sagrada Familia, the cute little restaurants was with a romantic pre-TBEX getaway in mind. And that was the plan right up until the night before departure when Mike looked …

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On Elephants and Loss

I’m having a hard time writing today. I just found out that my grandmother passed away on Saturday. It was surprising and not surprising. Not surprising because she was 91 years old. Surprising because I saw her less than a week ago for Thanksgiving and she seemed happy, healthy and upbeat. We talked about elephants. …

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