Trains + Curiosity

I live a simple, yet adventurous, and novel life. Though I focus on collecting life experiences more than anything, I’ve realized over the last few years that this one tiny item I collect instills positive energy in me. What is it? I collect my subway cards from around the world! Cards that have served as … Continue reading Trains + Curiosity

Inspiring Quotes

Need a little inspiration? I’ve found nothing lifts me up more quickly than beautiful ideas expressed by creative geniuses. Enjoy! “You must do the thing you think you cannot do” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt “We travel, some of us forever, … Continue reading Inspiring Quotes

Nap in Kyoto

After a full morning of riding my turquoise bike through the gentle breezes on the back streets of Kyoto, feeling the wind in my hair, I returned to my mountainside studio. After climbing the 80 or so steps up the steep hillside in the humid late summer air, I felt the delight of the pause … Continue reading Nap in Kyoto

Kintsukuroi

As I was traveling through Japan I became aware of this beautiful eastern philosophy concept. The thinking is that something is beautiful and to be admired and appreciated for its resilience after being broken and carefully put back together again with gold. The item is treasured because it has survived and is now stronger, in … Continue reading Kintsukuroi