Last weekend was truly a special one. It was my first visit to Yosemite National Park, a place I’ve been dying to visit since moving to California 3 years ago. After failing several times to find campground reservations over the last few years, Rene’s sister scored a few hotel rooms right in the Valley, and … More Birthday weekend in Yosemite National Park
I hope you all are staying safe! It is now week 3 of full lockdown in SF, which has basically felt like a looong stay-cation where every day looks the same. I’ve been enjoying waking up on my own time, doing my work without the adrenaline/stress of the office, and having ample time to run/walk … More Another week of social distancing
Hey friends! After taking a few days off from work last week (see my last reflection post), things calmed down a bit and I felt motivated to hit the ground running this week. My spirits were much higher and days flew by in a blink of an eye! By the weekend, I was ready to … More Joe’s Texas bbq housewarming + spa day in Noe Valley + SF zoo
Last week definitely had its ups and downs. The ups was centered around Valentines Day as Joe and I spent the whole weekend together doing what we do best: spending as much time as possible outdoors. The whole weekend felt like one continuous Valentines date and I left it feeling so rejuvenated. The lows of … More Outdoorsy Valentine’s Day weekend in SF + reflection on finding balance with work
I’m back from a sunny, outdoorsy, active weekend at North Star Ski Resort at Lake Tahoe. Joe and his friends from work got a house for the weekend and I’ve been wanting to ski at least once this season, so this trip was the perfect opportunity to get some refreshing time in the mountains and … More Refreshing ski weekend at North Star, Lake Tahoe + a video!
I’m back after 5 wonderful days of surf and sun in Sayulita, Mexico – a small, hippie town on the west coast of Mexico near Puerto Vallarta. I’ve been to Mexico three times and this was by far my favorite trip of all. For being such a small beach town, there is SO much to … More Surfing and active trip in Sayulita, Mexico
It’s SO good to be back in SF! As much as I loved being on the east coast for its holiday vibes, I’m so so happy to be back in my routine in SF – one week back and I’m feeling like my motivated self again. ❤ The highlight of being back was reuniting with … More Refreshing start to 2020 + SF hikes and neighborhood exploring
I made it to Kenya!!! Getting here was by far the longest and toughest travel stretch yet, but the moment I landed I felt so grateful to be here and anxious to get going on this long-anticipated trip. Even though it’s only been one day, I wanted to shoot off this blog post since I’m … More Kenya day 1: Beginnings in Nairobi + whole new world
It’s hard to put in words how filled my heart feels at the moment…I’m grateful for my family, my friends, my hometown, and these past few days of reconnecting with my roots and healing from my past. While it was a decently hectic week in terms of travel, I’m very glad I made the trip … More Fall festivities in upstate New York + visiting besties in NYC + making peace with my past
Hola everyone!! I’m back from the most magical 5 days at Rapture Surf Camp in Nicaragua. I somewhat impulsively booked this trip a month ago to take advantage of the long weekend and do something different from my usual birthday rager. I was not sure what I was getting myself into, but the whole experience … More Surf camp in Nicaragua + my 26th birthday!