Big Sister

I can still remember the day when I came home from school and my toddler brother had torn a few pages from my Italian dictionary.  I was a senior in college.  I don't recall if I was upset, but I knew that he didn't know any better, and quite frankly, it was a new experience … Continue reading Big Sister

Taking vacation and not feeling guilty

Like many working professionals, I used to feel guilty taking vacation. It is important for me to work hard, fulfill my obligations and not burden my colleagues. This mindset followed me for a very long time. When I first started my career, I would only take a few days off during the winter holidays and … Continue reading Taking vacation and not feeling guilty

Weekend in San Diego

We love California.  I was in dire need of a short break and I decided to take a Friday off in early April.  I told the hubby that I would book one night at a Wisconsin resort just to relax and connect with nature. This would have been about a 2 hour drive.  Monday night I "jokingly" … Continue reading Weekend in San Diego