Embracing Adventure “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” ~~Hellen Keller

Category Archives: Reflections

Assessing where I’ve been and where I’m going

The 10 Best Posts of 2014

As 2014 comes to a close, I thought I’d share my ten most popular posts of 2014, determined by visitor count. 10. English Songs in German In this post, you can find songs that were originally sung in English sung in German. I think my favorite might be the cover of Read more →

Exploring Happiness: What is It? What Makes One Happy? & Happiness Quotes

This morning I was reading a post on M.C. Simon Writes in which M.C. Simon discusses happiness and provides 13 quotes to meditate on. While reading these quotes, I was reminded of some of my own favorite quotes about happiness as well as times I have thought about the idea Read more →

Accent Vlog: How I Say Things

Today I’m doing an accent vlog with Allieology, Cause Ya Gotta Have Faith, The Other Juliette, and The Wife in Training. I’m originally from Toledo, Ohio, so most of the way I say things is influenced by that. I’ll post the video first with a few comments below it and Read more →

99 Questions You Should Ask Yourself Part 4 (Questions 31-40)

When I saw that Martha of I’d Rather Be Reading was posting answers to thought provoking questions, it reminded me that I still hadn’t finished posting the answers to the questions that I’d gotten from Katrin of Land of Candy Canes for 99 Questions You Should Ask Yourself. Rather than Read more →

Blog Every Day in July Challenge: Days 1 & 3

I just found out about the Blog Every Day in July challenge by Cause Ya Gotta Have Faith, Allieology, and The Other Juliette from Martha at I’d Rather Be Reading. Although it won’t be quite on the right days, I am going to try to catch up doing a couple Read more →

A Look Ahead At 2014

This is the third time I’ve rung in the new year in Germany. Sometimes it doesn’t feel like like we’ve been here that long. Other times, it feels like we’ve been here longer. Time is weird like that, I guess. Every day has the same number of hours, and yet Read more →

A Look Back at 2013

  It’s that time of year again when I look back at the goals I described earlier in the year and see how I fared. It’s a good thing that I decided on “generalized goals” rather than “resolutions” with the expectation that priorities can and do change because, yeah, although Read more →

99 Questions You Should Ask Yourself Part 2 (Questions 2-20)

I’m back with Part 2 of 99 Questions You Should Ask Yourself, which I found posted by Katrin at Land of Candy Canes. She asked others to answer them as well, so I am. I’m breaking them up into the same parts she did and, also like her, I’ll be Read more →

ABC’s of Gratitude (Part of the Christmas Spectacular Blog Hop)

Today’s post for the third day of the Christmas Spectacular Blog Hop hosted by Toni at One Chocolate Box is supposed to be what’s on my Christmas wish list this year, but I actually don’t have one because I know what my husband plans on getting me, and I’ve already Read more →

Early Christmas Memories (Part of the Christmas Spectacular Blog Hop)

Today kicks of Toni’s Christmas Spectacular Blog Hop. The prompt for today is “your earliest memory of Christmas,” but she also says it’s okay to “put your own spin on the topics listed” or “even write about something else Christmas related”. I’m going to take advantage of that twist. Maybe Read more →

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