Quote of the Week: Just because it is, doesn’t mean it should be.

For those of you who know me it’s no secret how much I love Australia.  The people, the accents, the Tim Tams, the Starburst Babies, and the ‘no worries’ attitude. So it probably comes as no surprise how much I love the movie Australia.  It actually came out in theaters just as I was getting ready to leave the country after studying abroad.  I didn’t see it until I got Continue reading Quote of the Week: Just because it is, doesn’t mean it should be.

Quote of the Week: We will conserve only what we love

I finally got around to watching “Blackfish” this past week.  I realize that, as a marine mammal trainer, it’s something I should have watched long ago.  But I knew it was going to make me angry and so I avoided it. I have to say that I can definitely see how someone with no knowledge of the field or marine mammals could get drawn in.  It was pretty convincing in the way Continue reading Quote of the Week: We will conserve only what we love

You Stay Classy San Diego

Well the time as come to say goodbye to the city I have grown to love over the past 14 months. As I’ve done all the things I love one last time, I keep thinking to myself: But what’s done is done.  So to commemorate my time in San Diego here is a list of what I’ll miss (and what I won’t) about this wonderful place. THINGS I’LL MISS ABOUT Continue reading You Stay Classy San Diego

Potato Chip Rock – Hiking San Diego

I had heard of this great hike the entire time I’d lived in San Diego but had never made the trek myself.  Of course I save it until the last minute but it was worth it! My roommate, a mutual friend and I all made the trip up north to Poway and the Mt. Woodson Trail.  It was a bit overcast but that was perfect for hiking.  Because let me Continue reading Potato Chip Rock – Hiking San Diego

The First of the Lasts – My Last Day of Work

Well today is my last day of work! It’s bittersweet.  I do like my job and am very thankful for the opportunities I’ve had over the last year.  I have worked with some amazing people and animals and am going to miss them. But the time has come to move forward. I’ve had a few ‘lasts’ over the past few days – last day working with someone, last time hanging out Continue reading The First of the Lasts – My Last Day of Work

Quote of the Week: If it’s important, you’ll find a way.

As more and more people find out about my crazy plans to travel the world, I hear a lot of, “You’re so lucky” and “I wish I had done that” and “I would love to do something like that but…” But.  A short, harmless, three letter world that precedes every excuse. Google defines ‘excuse’ as: a reason put forward to conceal the real reason for an action. We make excuses every Continue reading Quote of the Week: If it’s important, you’ll find a way.

Quote of the Week: Our doubts are traitors

As my time at my job slowly comes to and end, people are hired to take my place, and thoughts and talk of the future come more and more frequently, I find myself starting to freak out a bit. “So…what are you going to do when you come back?” “What happens when you run out of money?” “You’re going by yourself??” To which I answer aloud, “No idea.” “I’ll figure Continue reading Quote of the Week: Our doubts are traitors