Someone somewhere said something profound about there being a fine line between bravery and stupidity. I’d like to amend that just a bit: there’s a fine line between being brave (overcoming your fears) and playing it safe (not pushing yourself hard enough). Here’s my question: How can you tell the difference? I struggle with this … Continue reading Finding the Line Between Bravery & Fear
This blog entry will be written over the course of our last day in Finland. As I sit here drinking tea and blogging at a Holiday Inn in Finland in the morning, I'm a pretty happy and extremely tired traveler. Finland has been just fabulous. For a place I never expected to ever visit, it … Continue reading Farewell, Finland!
Travels on the Aland Islands
I've been here for only two days, and I'm already convinced that Aland is fabulous. Rachel and I flew in from Helsinki on Sunday night. We had no trouble finding our hotel, and we've been easily walking and busing our way around the main island ever since. Aland is very friendly to foot and bike traffic. … Continue reading Travels on the Aland Islands
Finland: We have arrived!
After nearly losing Rachel's luggage (because she forgot to continue wheeling it all the way to the front of the ticket line), sitting on the tarmack at Dulles airport for nearly 3 hours, and missing our connecting flight in Amsterdam, Rachel and I have arrived safely in Finland! And yes, Rach and I giggled endlessly … Continue reading Finland: We have arrived!
Over the course of the next week, I'm going to take my writing - and myself - to a place I have never been before: Finland. When a college friend said she was getting married to a guy from Finland, I thought, "That's great! Congrats!" But when my sister became a bridesmaid in the wedding … Continue reading Finland Bound