January 2018: Sticker Books, Meditation & Self Care
Last year as a fun way to keep myself visually motivated I turned my callender into a stickerbook...I loved them when I was a child and it turned out to be a fun method all of 2017.
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2018 will be unlike any other year.
Mood: cautiously optimistic
I hope you all have had a great holiday season and are looking towards 2018 with optimism.
I have been a part of the Spark community since August 2010, and a few years ago I wrote s... Read more
One Month Wedding Anniversary! Our Tiny Tennessee Matrimony
It feels like so much longer than a month since Thorsten and I returned to Germany from our Gatlinburg Tennessee wedding and Disney World 'FamilyMoon.' As I knew it would be, time became a very precious and sparse once ... Read more
...and then *everything changed* (for the better!)
I am not sure how many of you are still active…it would be reasonable after all to think that I too have disappeared.
I am more of a happy spirit that shows up from time to time.
When I read my old blog posts here ... Read more
Celebrating on year in Germany!
I don't do too many Facebook statuses, yet, here is the one I've made for this very special day:
"Today September 15th marks a year! And I hope the celebratory fortune cookie message I got comes to fruition in the next:... Read more
Celebrating my final 3 days in the USA (in pictures!)
It’s been an amazing, overwhelming 24 hours on many news and activity fronts and likely the last entry I will write from the United States. I fly to Essen Germany this Saturday and begin working as an Erzieherin this upcomin... Read more
My German visa...
Look what came over the weekend!
It's like 50,000 pounds of weight have been lifted from my shoulders!
I got an email from my Mom, who of ... Read more
The nightmare of Irresponsible Parents
I¡¦ll try to keep this short(er) and I know that many people here are around the age of my parents so I think your advice and insight might be worth it. I ask you to forgive me if I come off sounding like a bad child.
My Mom just turned 50 ... Read more
Any Sparkler, ask me any question you want...
My blogs have been really heavy over the past couple months...sorry. Nonetheless, I've had a very productive and positive February overall (will update that so soon) so I want to continue the 'happy enegry' and widen my Sp... Read more
The last two months (II)
...so did I kill the Russian cookie monster? For the last week, completely! The drawer is still very much at work but when I commit to something I mean it.
I made the mistake of overindulging, not eating enough of the right foods, not eati... Read more
7 Countries, 1 concert and & 9,000 fitness minutes later! (pics)
Remember me? I promised there would be hundreds of minutes from the days of walking I have done around the world and today they have been added!
Hello from Wisconsin, post: 1 System of a Down concert (Chicago,) one day ... Read more
They`re Skinny but they think I am lucky...
Surprising title no? ...But apparently it`s true.
For those of you who do not visit my page or my situation what you need to know is that I am American (ethnically half German and half Native American to be precise) but I live in Russia whe... Read more
Could I be `tiny` in Taiwan?
It`s rather late here in Russia, around 2:00 AM but my mind is centred on a new and specific health/weight loss goal and I might as well share! Typically I don`t let the cat out of the bag so to speak until I have 99.% certa... Read more
Russia blog: R+ in Moscow & the Rules for Good Health here!
Welcome to my second Russian blog friends! Since it has been about a month since my last entry I thought it might be nice to catch you up on teaching, staying healthy and overall life here in Russia while I have a spare moment (my students are e... Read more
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My first blog from Russia!
Welcome to my first blog from Russia! Where I have just begun working as a the head teacher at a private kindergarten in the city of Kazan. It`s been quite the two weeks as I have traveled to Poland, Czech Republic, Ukraine... Read more