A few years ago, I unearthed a travel journal from a month-long trip to Europe that I took in 2006. As I reviewed its pages, I was struck by just how many details of the trip I had completely forgotten. And if the memories of a once-in-a lifetime trip that was so impactful to me could fade away – how much of my day-to-day life is lost? Sensations, emotions, achievements, losses, experiences from the mundane to the exceptional, all transforming from that specific moment in time to become that day, that week, that year, that life…

As I get older and gain a better understanding of how fragile, how brief, and how precious life really is, it's become even more important to me to me experience it to its fullest and to try to retain all of those little moments that might otherwise get lost. It's with this idea that I started the process of recording these moments – a travel journal, of sorts.

A travel journal for life.

Thursday, June 7, 2012


I met my friend Janet for a game of tennis today.  It's been about a month since our tennis lessons ended and nearly that long since we've played.  We were a tad rusty.  We did a bit more chasing after balls than volleying them and lost a few over the fence, but it felt good to be back out there again.  We vowed to not let that much time pass before playing again.

After playing tennis, we were hungry and feeling the need to continue our healthy streak, so we headed to Whole Foods for a bite to eat. On a whim, I grabbed a "garlicky raw kale salad".  I didn't have high hopes for it, it IS raw kale, after all...  But was I ever surprised - this stuff is AMAZING! Who'd-a-thunk-it; healthy and delicious raw kale??

After we ate our healthy meals, I grabbed a giant brownie from the bakery to take home to my Michael and it made it all the way home to him without one single bite missing! 

Healthy choices =3
Bad decisions = 0 (I decided all that kale cancelled out the three Oreos I had when I got home).

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