Moving Past Limitations

“The only thing standing between you and your goal is the [...] story you keep telling yourself as to why you can’t achieve it.” - The Wolf of Wallstreet ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ FEAR - False Evidence Appearing Real Fear can be crippling. It can stop forward progress, paralyzing us in place or even causing us to take... Continue Reading →

FOR WOMEN ONLY…

  “As you wish” - The Princess Bride ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Ok not really...haha. But if you are a man, I did warn you! Continue at your own risk..... After moving to a new location, there's a tendency to survey your surroundings and find your favorites; favorite coffee shop, grocery store, restaurants, gym, etc. When I moved... Continue Reading →

Middle East Misconceptions

"My mama always said life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're going to get." - Forest Gump ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Although Dubai is well known across the globe for tall buildings and unimaginable luxury, many people still have questions concerning everyday life. Some of the questions I am normally asked are:  Don’t... Continue Reading →

My Desert Oasis

"Water...water...H20...Water... (cry of despair). I can't stand this horrible thirst! Water...water..."  - Daffy Duck, 1001 Arabian Nights  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ As an expat in Dubai it’s quite possible to never step foot in a desert in the typical sense of the word. In this city, there are amazing skyscrapers, parks, fountains, lakes, and even an indoor ski... Continue Reading →

The Colors of Kolkata

"Toto, I have a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore" - The Wizard of Oz  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ “We are on a movie set right? Where are the cameras”...I thought to myself as I hurriedly glanced around trying to take in as much as possible…                        ... Continue Reading →

The 6th Month Trial

  “We are almost there and nowhere near it. All that matters is that we keep on going.” -Gilmore Girls  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Transitions ultimately mean leaving one thing behind in favor of something new. When I moved to Bristol, CT (home to the worldwide leader in sports, also known as ESPN) it took me a while to... Continue Reading →

Honeymoon Bliss

“Adventure is out there.”  - Ellie, Up ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ From learning Bahasa Indonesia, eating bebek bengil (crispy duck), shopping in markets, to playing with monkeys in the forest, our honeymoon in Bali was truly memorable. We were united and untethered, free to live in the moment. While enjoying every experience for what it was, I didn’t... Continue Reading →

Our Story

"It was a million tiny little things that, when you added them all up, they meant that we were supposed to be together."    -Sleepless in Seattle ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Almost three years ago, on the fifth day of June, is the date our story officially began. Born in the same city, graduated from the same college,... Continue Reading →

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