Off to Europe!

I’m heading out today to Amsterdam and then Brussels!

Looking forward to a lot of eating (chocolates!) and sightseeing. I don’t like to have a rigid itinerary when I travel. The best experiences are the little unexpected ones.

This will be the first trip to continental Europe where I wasn’t slinging a backpack around and sleeping in youth hostels. I don’t know if I’ll be able to handle having a nice shower available everyday.

You’ve come a long way baby. 🙂

My thoughts keep on going back to Shinjuku


I’m trying to brainstorm a new story and my thoughts keep on going back to Tokyo and the amazing two days I spent there years ago.

There’s a short I want to write that isn’t romance. It’s more of a reflective piece; a slice of life. I think I’m going to do that as a palette cleanser.

I picked up an idea a while ago from Candace Havens who suggested making a collage of pictures and phrases that inspire your story. I stuck with just images. I had taken pictures while I was there with a yellow disposable wind & snap camera, but the pictures are gone. I can never hold on to pieces of paper. So I stole these memories off the internet except for the picture of the prayer tablets.