Both All Our Wrong Todays and my Yom Kippur reflections showed me how much more comfortable I am in my own skin I am now. That is something to be thankful for.
At the end of my cheese tasting post, I hinted at big news to come, and now it arrived: The reason I had the tasting party was to figure out which cheese to perfect ... to enter it at the Fair! During my cheese class, the instructor mentioned this cheese competition. I thought she was… Continue reading Fair Day
A couple of years ago, I encountered a paper assignment from a class taught by my literary hero, Kurt Vonnegut. In reading the assignment, I realized that as an undergrad I would have dropped the class. It would have terrified me. Even just thinking about it made my chest tight. Out came my Adventure Girl cape. I… Continue reading Adventure Girl Disappoints Vonnegut
One of the things I pride myself on often in this blog (and in real life) is my willingness to try new things, my Adventure Girl nature. I caught myself falling into old mindsets lately. "Why not?" had been my motto for years when presented with opportunities to try new things. Lately, however, I had… Continue reading Reawakening
This time of year always reminds me of when I was in the dating scene. The beginning of each new year is like that brief period before a first date: All the possibility in the world was still there, and no one had done anything to mess anything up! In front of us awaits 2014.… Continue reading Possibility
In college I took a "History of World Religions" class taught by my favorite college professor (the one that gave me my superhero name). One day that quarter I was waiting for a friend in the Student Union, and I pulled out my required reading for that class: A Life of Jesus by Shusaku Endo.… Continue reading A Life of Jesus
One of the many nice things about having my own blog is I can try out new things (look at me being Adventure Girl!). For the last few months I've had the same idea for a post, and I want to try out a new narration style. Thanks for your patience as I stretch my… Continue reading Moon Beams
The first step on my path to Judaism was attending my first worship service. At that point in my Adventure Girl journey, it was important that I go alone. So on a Friday night, I went to the nearest reform synagogue, took a deep breath, and I walked in. I almost left right away because… Continue reading First Synogogue
Back when I was new to trying new things (when I was planning to be spontaneous), one thing I would do was plan to try a new-to-me food and recipe each month. I just so happened that this month I've done both without really trying. Technically, the new-to-me food was a variety of one I'd… Continue reading New to Me
Anyone who has known me for more than say ten minutes knows that I loved my time abroad. It was an incredible experience for me. And while I had many personal difficulties during those two years, the positives so far outweighed the negatives that they almost broke the scale! Shortly after I returned to the… Continue reading Prefer the Expat Life?