Haleakala at Sunrise

I woke up to the sounds of slamming doors and laughter. Two intoxicated girls were hugging each other and bidding giddy goodbyes to their fellow partiers. I blinked blurry-eyed at my phone: it was 2:30am. I craved the final twenty minutes of sleep before the alarm was set to go off. But as the girls stumbled around … More Haleakala at Sunrise

Recovering in Hawaii

Recovering in Hawaii How do you describe burnout to someone who hasn’t experienced it? If you’d asked me a few weeks ago, I wouldn’t have been able to put it into words  ̶  for the same reason a fish couldn’t describe water: they’re completely immersed in it. I was sleeping too little and getting sick … More Recovering in Hawaii

Skagit Valley – Tiptoeing thru the Tulips

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival Spring – The city feels fresh, the weather is warming up, the winter rains are easing off, and the days are getting longer. You can see summer on the horizon as the flowers and trees stir to life. Every year, Skagit Valley welcomes spring with fields full of tulips blooming. The Skagit Valley Tulip … More Skagit Valley – Tiptoeing thru the Tulips