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What began as a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest and the preceding year, Thanksgiving has taken a bit of a new direction over the years. Thanksgiving has become commercialized, like most holidays inevitably end up becoming, we all eat far too much (guilty as charged right here), and at some point, football gets added into the equation.

Is there anything wrong with this? Not at all! For some families, they put their spin on Thanksgiving entirely. There isn’t a Thanksgiving rule book we all need to follow. But what if you want more out of your Thanksgiving this year? You may have always wanted to be more involved in your community, or remotely, but have no idea how to go about doing it.

Alone for Thanksgiving? I’ve been there, and it can be a bit of a drag. Some years I have been alone by choice, other times it was by circumstances, but regardless it is easy to fall into a funk. The good news about being alone is that you get to do whatever you want! You can completely get out of your comfort zone and try something new. (more…)

6 Ways To Make The Most Of This Thanksgiving

6 Ways To Make The Most Of This Thanksgiving

What began as a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest and the preceding year, Thanksgiving has taken a bit of a new direction over the years. Thanksgiving has become commercialized, like most holidays inevitably end up becoming, we all eat far too much (guilty as charged right here), and at some point, football gets added into the equation. Is there anything wrong with this? Not at all! For some families, they put their spin on Thanksgiving entirely….

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Going Home Again

Going Home Again

So, did you miss me? I know, I went missing there for a bit. But it is not without good reason; promise. You see I just wrapped up a move back “home.” Not any move but an 8,000+ mile move to home. Over the past few weeks, I’ve been thinking a lot about this word home and how its meaning has changed. It’s more of a relative term now than anything else. It has me in a constant state of…

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Inspirational Travel Quotes to Get Your Bags Packed & Seeing the World

Inspirational Travel Quotes to Get Your Bags Packed & Seeing the World

Travel. Most people love the idea of doing it; they even go so far as to look into doing it. But then something stops us. Sometimes it’s fear, life, money or a combination of all three things. Chances are if you’re reading this post you are either naturally curious about what it says or are needing a little inspiration into the direction of travel. I empathize with your situation if you fall into the latter of those two statements. Speaking…

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Don’t forget India

Don’t forget India

This morning I found myself falling back into an old habit; mindlessly scrolling through Facebook while I wake up. I stumbled upon a comment in a military spouse group I’m a member of “Congratulations to all those selected for Quantico!” I flew out of bed as if the house were on fire. I scrambled down the stairs with my eye mask still halfway over my right eye, one sock missing and my pajama pant leg pushed up I was a…

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