All The Beds I Have Slept In Around The World Since 2014

All The Beds I Have Slept In Around The World Since 2014
In the past, I blogged about all the beds I slept in around the world from 2008 to 2013. I think it's time for round two because there's been a lot of them including three moves across states. Amongst the beds around the world where I visited the REM world include a basement apartment, a few B&Bs, a few hotels, lots of Airbnbs, hometown bedrooms, a spiritual pilgrim retreat, a car, and an airplane. (more…)

Pregnancy Update: 32 Weeks

Pregnancy Update: 32 Weeks
It's been four weeks now since I announced my pregnancy at 28 weeks. So, four weeks later, here's a pregnancy update, including the same fun questionnaire as last time. (more…)

Big (little) News!

Big (little) News!
I guess it's about time I tell you guys the news. A little baby girl is joining us! Yes, I'm pregnant. And I've just made it to the third trimester. Seemed like a good time to announce it over here. I also wondered whether or not to even announce it since it feels like something very personal. But I figured I normally announce big changes in my life here, mostly moves, and I have gotten

I’m Not Just A Shy Introvert, I Have Social Anxiety

I’m not just shy, I have social anxiety. I’m not an introvert, I have social anxiety. If you know me you think of me as “introverted”, “shy”, “quiet”. It’s just my personality, right? And you like me anyway. The truth is, I live with a constant inner struggle. I’m not just naturally shy and quiet. It’s a fricking battle inside me. (more…)

We Moved! (Again) Guess To Where?

The last couple of weeks were hectic because we were preparing for a cross-states move and actually moving. We packed and moved everything by ourselves, carried heavy boxes up and down stairs a million times, drove for 3 days straight (pretty much), and moved into a completely new environment. I'm still recovering. Vincent (Van Gato), our cat, came along. But we're still in transition. We still have to find a place to get settled down. 

I Suck At Goodbyes… Like, REALLY Suck At Them

I Suck At Goodbyes… Like, REALLY Suck At Them
I was thinking this morning while I was eating my breakfast at the dining table by myself. A scrambled egg with salsa verde, avocado, one tortilla, and a side of a gluten-free frozen waffle (actually toasted not frozen) half with butter and half with almond butter and honey. That's how weird I am but that is not the topic of this post. I was thinking about goodbyes. And I came to the realization that I suck

Current Observations #2

Almost 2 years ago I blogged about my current life observations in list form, inspired by others bloggers who did the same. I thought I'd give it a go again. (more…)

I Don’t Understand How People Think Right Now

Wtf is this shit. I do something terrible, wrong, selfish thing and everyone from all angles (except for one and myself) keeps telling me I did nothing wrong, that it was God's plan, to not feel guilty... Wtf. I'm baffled, confused. Why? How? I don't want praise, I don't want pity, I want people to say "yeah you fucked up", "people make mistakes", "when did you become so selfish?" (this is one I wonder every

Life Update & Weekly Small Pleasures #77

https://www.instagram.com/p/BCJ-37eJuL-/?taken-by=manigv   Crazy week. As you may know, we moved 8000 miles from Oregon to Utah very spontaneously.  For 10 nights we were at an airbnb in Salt Lake City looking for a new home to rent. Finally on the 9th night we found an apartment in Logan, got approved and moved in the next day! Super quick. We moved in on Wednesday and it was hard. It's an apartment on the third floor (we're