Random life updates

It’s been 2 months since returning from a most epic trip in Europe with my family, and, thankfully, the tempers and egos were kept relatively in check on this trip, and we had a ton of fun! I can definitely say that travelling for something other than a fa’alavelave, or work, is totally worth it.  Travelling for the sake of just seeing the world, and enjoying new experiences with your family.  It’s really one of those things that you need to not overthink, and just do it.

Too often we say of travel for leisure, I can’t afford that, and yet, when your father calls you regarding the funeral of your distant relative from your Grandfather’s second wife’s daughter’s neighbor’s pastor’s adopted son, we manage to make an extra $1000 appear (hopefully) without having to sell an organ or a child.  I’m just saying.

It goes to say that your thoughts create your reality. If it’s important enough, you will make it happen. Or as Anthony Robbins puts it, “Where focus goes, energy flows.”

My kids are growing way too fast. My five year old is not even in first grade yet, and she makes excuses not to go to school like “Mommy, school is boring, I’d rather stay home,” which just makes me delighted to hear as a parent. My 1 year old is 40lbs, and sharing clothes with the 5 year old. She loves high fives, and attention. She also punches like a 12 year old. Let’s just say there is fiery enough attitude in my house to burn it down every day. Lord, bless us.


I’ve been trying, and failing epically in my never-ending journey to slimming down and freeing my inner Kim Kartrashian. No change here, other than to say, a few weeks ago, I hiked a pretty gnarly trail 2 weekends in a row back to back, and it instantly over-inflated my confidence.  It’s got me walking around feeling like I’m fucking Tenzing Norgay. I felt so accomplished, its inspired me into a false sense of amazingness, that I’ve earned at least several weeks of non-hiking rest. Makes sense right? After all, your thoughts create your reality, right?

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