The San Jacinto Monument is basically the Washington Monument of Texas. When I first heard about it, I laughed because I thought, “How petty is Texas that they need their own giant Washington Monument, but a Texas version?” You always hear that everything is bigger in Texas, and it’s totally true… and, Texans have the personality to match. They’re very strong in their convictions and … Continue reading A Hidden Gem: The San Jacinto Monument in La Porte, Texas
I’ll be perfectly honest – I was really nervous for my first BodyPump class. I was going to go a few weeks before, but I kept chickening out until one of my friends recently told me that she goes and absolutely loves it. If you’ve read my previous post, where I tried Zumba for the first time, then you’ll know that I’m new to my … Continue reading I Tried BodyPump for the First Time
Every year in January, NASA’s Human Research Program hosts its Investigator’s Workshop (or IWS for short). It’s a fascinating time filled with technical presentations and inter-mingling of cultures. The Human Research Program does essentially what you’d expect: it’s a NASA program that studies how the human body reacts to living in space. It’s quite a large (but unknown) program that studies everything from how fluids … Continue reading Four Days of Science: I Attended NASA’s Human Research Program Investigator’s Workshop in Galveston, Texas
Is there ever a bad day to go to the beach? I guess that it probably depends on the beach, but a winter day in Kemah, Texas, was quite chilly and windy. Not unbearable, but you definitely need a warm jacket. Kemah is located about 34 miles southeast of downtown Houston in Texas. It’s fairly close to where I currently live and is very close … Continue reading A Winter Day in Kemah, Texas
So you’re thinking about moving to Washington, D.C.? I lived there for 8 months in 2018 and it was some of the best times of my life! If you’re thinking about moving to Washington D.C., here are some things that I think you should know. What part of the city do you want to live in? Washington D.C. is pretty big, especially if you consider … Continue reading What You Should Know Before Moving to Washington, D.C.
New year, new you! So, is health and fitness one of your new year resolutions? Are you trying to get back into going to the gym? Why is it always such a struggle to get back to the gym after not going for however many months… or years? I started my fitness journey a few months ago, before the new year, so I’m slightly ahead … Continue reading Thoughts + Tips on Going Back to the Gym
I went to my first painting class at Painting with a Twist! I’d never been to Painting with a Twist before, but there’s a local studio near where I live so I decided to go with a friend. It was so much fun and really relaxing – so much more relaxing than I was expecting. I used to love painting and my mom put me … Continue reading I Took a Painting Class and Learned a Lesson in Self-Acceptance
Happy New Year! It’s officially 2020 and a brand new decade. Welcome to the next chapter of your journey called life! I hope that you had a wonderful holiday season and you’ve welcomed in the new year with a minimal hangover. 2020 is probably (hopefully?) going to be one of my calmest years in a while [watch me jinx it by writing this]. Last year I … Continue reading Happy New Year!