Toast



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Put butter on the darker side of toast. 
Possibly the wisest thing I’ve learned this year.

The Count



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The measure of fifteen minutes is entirely different for a man in step than for a man with nothing to do.

The Grand Canyon



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I talked my self into and out of this road trip so many times I lost count. But I finally did it! I went to the Grand Canyon.

The majority of January-May was spent in San Diego and it felt sooo good to be back to "living" back in southern California. That's home to me. However I was kind of one foot there and one foot still in Utah for a handful of reasons and I ended up driving back and forth about every 2 weeks. I could do that 700 mile drive on I-15 with my eyes closed at this point. It made the most sense to take a detour and hit up the South Rim of the Grand Canyon on one of these drives but I kept putting it off ("I'll do it next time, I just wanna get to my destination ASAP this time...") but my deadline of having to say goodbye to my second home in Oceanside finally approached and it was on my last drive back to Utah that I finally made it happen. 

That drive. is so. long. It didn't look that far out of the way on the map but yeah... it is. Piper kept me company and made friends with everyone we met. I'm glad I did it and it was definitely bucket list worthy. 

In a nutshell: it was pretty grand. 
Ba-dum-chh!


Updated: Bucket List



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I recently learned how to roller skate. Which wasn't on my bucket list, but it should have been. The last one I wrote was almost 4 years ago. Time for an update.
  • Build a business that will allow me to prioritize family, travel and never worry about finances
  • See the northern lights
  • Spend a day on Catalina Island
  • Live somewhere international
  • Visit Chichen Itza 
  • Go sailing
  • Speak French conversationally
  • Drive the Pacific Coast Highway from Port Angeles, WA to San Diego, CA
  • Go to all 50 states
  • Walk on the black beaches in Iceland
  • Make my future kids mow the lawn (the ultimate karma)
  • Read all of the books on my never ending read list
  • Go surfing
  • See a show at the Magic Castle
  • Present one of those giant checks to someone
  • Break my Hawaiian curse
  • Walk on the Great Wall of China
  • Visit the Holy Land
  • Live in a very small town where everyone knows everyone
  • Visit J&M in Italy while they live there
  • See a Broadway show in NYC
  • Run a full marathon without getting bored
  • Be brave enough to skydive
  • Go skinny dipping
  • Own a home with a yard
  • Get Piper fully trained off-leash
  • Renovate an old cabin
  • See the Grand Canyon Done! 5.26.19
  • Blog all of my travels
  • Get comfortable with studio photography
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