I’m starting a blog…

…but I really don’t think this is an original idea. Many people have blogged about food and travel, it’s arguably the most common blog topic. I do not plan to say anything profound, become a famous chef, or going on extravagant trips. My intention is to simply chronicle the (typically mundane) life of a working girl trying to make time for friends, food and travel.

I vowed that when I went abroad last spring, I would keep a religious blog of all my travel experiences. I did a pretty good job keeping up with it but it wasn’t remotely interesting. I simply laid out the days events and signed off.

My goal and desire is that this blog is somewhat interesting. Starting June 1, I begin my career as an Investment Analyst for a wealth management firm in Dallas. This means, future readers (and I hope that I have some…), I can only promise to blog once a week.

So here goes nothing!

(Disclosure/Update 3/11/2013: This was the very first post when this blog started and was going in a million different directions. There have been several name changes, format changes and even web host changes. But I’m nostalgic so while it might not feel┬árelevant, I’m including it anyway!)

blogging twice in one day?

The other entry doesn’t really count…it was an introduction!


I’m ashamed to say that I’m not a big ‘news’ reader. I just don’t keep up with the New York Times, Wall Street Journal or Time magazine as much as I should. But after spending my morning catching up on some blogs, I decided to direct my browser to the New York Times. I was thrilled to be greeted with a beautiful picture of a ‘foreign land’ and an article below about the original Frugal Traveler who more or less WALKED around the world!

I would be delighted to share this article with you! I was inspired but the pure freedom this traveler experienced and the sheer ability to make his way from country to country on virtually nothing.



after reading a billion blogs, i got bit by the bug…

…but I really don’t think this is an original idea. Many people have blogged about food and travel, it’s arguably the most common blog topic. I do not plan to say anything profound, become a famous chef, or going on extravagant trips. My intention is to simply chronicle the (typically mundane) life of a working girl trying to make time for “friends, food and foreign lands”.


(You can laugh at the cheesiness now.)

I vowed that when I went abroad last spring, I would keep a religious blog of all my travel experiences. I did a pretty good job keeping up with it but it wasn’t remotely interesting. I simply laid out the days events and signed off.

My goal and desire is that this blog is somewhat interesting. Starting June 1, I begin my career as an Investment Analyst for a wealth management firm in Dallas. This means, future readers (and I hope that I have some…), I can only promise to blog once a week.

So here goes nothing!