2016

Today I woke up in a tent at the break of dawn, as has become routine. I changed, walked to the edge of the beach, and began to workout. But, my mind and body were elsewhere today. My throat hurt and my mind couldn’t focus. So, I quit and instead sat and thought. In all … More 2016

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  My birthday was anti-climatic. Why? Because the whole day was a blur of magical perfection and never reached a “high point” since every hour was a high point. It was sincerely better with each coming minute. I started the day listening to sleepy Tori mumbling “happy birthday!” from our tent as I got dressed. … More 19

Silence

silence is impossible stillness in unobtainable the ocean moves always it ceases to ever, even on days lacking the slightest breeze, stop the world is an orchestra you cannot stop the whistling wind through trees, the crashing of gentle waves, the noise of a heart beat yet, I crave stillness yet, I seek silence In … More Silence

BEACH ITINERARY

I woke up at 5:30, changed into a swimsuit and some workout clothes, and attempted to silently sneak past Tori. (This is very difficult to do as we are staying in a lofted tent, which is super cool, but close living quarters for sure). The moon was still up, and the sun was yet to … More BEACH ITINERARY

THE ISLAND LIFE

On the 26th we packed up our bags and took a boat ride to Koh Rong, an island off the coast. We intend to stay here for about a week and do basically nothing but relax in the sunshine. Today Tori started laughing and I asked what’s so funny? And she replied “this is literally … More THE ISLAND LIFE

Christmas in Cambodia

MERRY CHRISTMAS! Our first holiday season away from home! Big yummy breakfasts, skyping the family, and blissfully spending the day in a private movie theater room we rented. We are indulging a little today, because what else do you do during Christmas!? Having a private movie theater was beyond cool. After watching movies we headed … More Christmas in Cambodia

Love Yourself

I’ve been thinking and writing a lot during this trip. Over the bus-filled travel weekend, I thought a lot about love, our definition of love, our shortcomings, our faults, what needs to be changed to love better, how to love others, and how to love yourself. I’m not usually one to be exceptionally proud, but … More Love Yourself