Break the Funk Gunk

Tuesday January 31, 2023 // Early Afternoon

This is probably cheesy but lately I’ve been in a funk and I’ve been working on a strategy to “break the funk gunk”. Yeah, it’s cheesy.

In my last post I talked about being in the thick of it – bogged down by a billion things, mostly out of my control. This has had a direct impact on my funk. My normal over-achieving self has been satisfied with achieving. I’m beaten down by life at the end of the day despite sitting at a desk in my home all day long in sweats and then playing Magna-Tiles with my three-year-old all evening. It feels like I’m Atreyu pulling Artax through the Swamps of Sadness trying to get myself to do the easiest tasks each day.

GIF from the Neverending Story scene with Atreyu pulling his horse Artax through the Swamps of Sadness

Read more

In the Thick of It

Thursday January 26, 2023 // Post-Work + Pre-Daycare Pickup

I blinked and the calendar was flipping to February. I feel as though I’m going to blink again and it’ll be 2024. Another blink and my kid will be asking to borrow the car.

Read more

Purging Mental RAM

Wednesday January 18, 2023 // Afternoon Post-Lunch Slump

The coffee has kicked in and worn off. Leaving only the mild anxiety and some jitters of having had slightly too much caffeine. In an effort to “be productive” I’ve found myself in front of an empty Google Doc. With any luck you, dear reader, are soaking in these words sometime in the uncertain future.

Read more

Where to Begin

Thursday January 12, 2023 // Late Afternoon

Last night I got to dig through some past blog posts on a site of mine that is no longer active. Once upon a time ago I used to write and publish every day. I kept this up for a few years until I lost interest and I accomplished the goal I set out to make – learn how to ship something frequently, even if I was uncomfortable.

Read more

Beaches Turks and Caicos with a Toddler Part 1 – Booking

Wednesday September 21, 2022 // Midday Espresso

We’re doing it. We are finally doing a “big trip” with our 3-year-old. I’m going to [attempt to] document the planning and the actual trip here, similar to our Asheville, North Carolina trip a couple years ago (part 1 and part 2). We’ll be going to the Beaches Resort in Turks and Caicos. This article will discuss booking the Beaches Resort in Turks and Caicos and what it means to be traveling there for us with a toddler.

Read more


Sunday September 11, 2022 // Post Bedtime

The past several years I’ve been plagued by a recurring problem. My attention is split between 50 different things at one time. My path forward is split by an infinite amount of forks in the road. Each one twists and turns towards an endgame that I haven’t defined.

Read more

The Busy Season

Tuesday June 28, 2022 // Afternoon Pre-Daycare Pickup

Today marks the end of the busy season. I am literally the gif of that kid walking in the house, dropping his backpack, and collapsing on the floor.

Read more

Saigon at Midnight

Thursday April 21, 2022 // Past Bedtime

The last international trip I went on was in November 2018. As a self-proclaimed jet setter, this is torture. Having a baby then a global pandemic will do that to you though. It’s been three and a half years without a trip even out of my time zone.

This has had me thinking a lot about travel. Darn near everyday I’m lost in a daydream. Heck, even my dreams are often about travel these days. It’s a scratch I need to itch. But this scratch is in that one spot on your back that no human can possibly ever reach.

2022 will be another year of non-international and only Eastern time zone travel. Our eyes are trained on 2023 and with any luck, making a trip happen. When and where… that’s a different question.

With all this travel on the brain and no trip on the horizon to plan for, why not venture down memory lane?

Read more

What We Lost

Monday March 7, 2022 // Past Bedtime

We’re roughly a week shy from the two year anniversary of the day life got turned upside down for virtually everyone. Two years ago my little guy was 9 months old. He had just started crawling. Actually, he was doing this thing where he’d basically butterfly stroke forward rather than a traditional crawl. Today, he’s a (mostly) talking, leaping, jumping, iPhone-using, amazing tiny human.

Moments ago I was doing the usual late evening scroll through the socials and was reading some thread on the bird app. It was about, shocker, the pandemic, getting back to normal, and “reclaiming what we lost”.

Read more