Buried deep waiting for discovery…

occasionally unearthed and wanted.

but like the fancy of a small child

repeatedly after use discarded.

A stone unturned in a field of rubble.

Waiting for the day that my archaeologist

opens the tomb.

reverently, delicately, desperately

unroll my history like the greatest canvas.

A treasure that one must have.


paint my contours with fingers, eyes, and lips.

Praise and celebrate the imperfections that show the signs of

a life of perseverance, laughter, abuse, and healing.

A life well lived, thoroughly enjoyed, yet unfinished.

Take and give passion in equal measure

and become our own alters.

One in the other can give and receive redemption

giving answers and more questions equally.

Roaming the Earth side by side

and finally feeling true appreciation.

Until this time, wait.

The occasional perusal is bothersome

like people, love, and sex are equal to the

second hand trinkets found at a flea market.

Hope is stronger than the toughest braid of an Amazon’s rope.

patiently waiting for the excavation of one who knows my true worth.



A New Beginning

So I was looking for my old blog from shutterfly and for the life of me I couldn’t remember what site I had been blogging on! It took me about 30 minutes to find an old invite email I had sent out. When I viewed the page, it brought back some great memories of my time in China…..but that is about as far as it went. I am disappointed in myself for spending nearly 2 years in Taiwan without updating a blog on my adventures. I am not going to let this happen again. I am living my dream, basically what I’ve wanted since this crazy idea of traveling and teaching popped in my pre-teen, dyed haired, emo head. I need to document this time, I need to remember everything that I have been doing to make my life the best experience I can ever get!

Maybe I am being a little bit reflective now that my time in Taiwan is coming to a close and I am moving on to new adventures in Turkey. But when I saw the sun shining for the first time in days, I feel a little lighter, a little happier, and a lot hopeful!

It’s time to keep going, keep growing, and begin blogging!