One of the most frequent things I hear from people I meet around the world is this: "Id love to do what you're doing but couldn't ever find the guts to actually do it. You are soooo brave." I respond in two ways. In my head: Am I really though? Half the time I … Continue reading Goodbye Fear, Hello World
Looking back now, with the doctorate under my belt and currently enjoying a peaceful relationship, I can see that my 2014 heart break turned out to be one of the best things that ever happened to me. I am more decisive now and I know what “I” want. Prior to us ending the relationship, I … Continue reading “How I healed my broken heart in Finland” by Dr. Tarryn Bannister
It's funny how it's taken all of 840 days, 4 continents and 31 countries plus a visit to California for certain things to REALLY set in. Sometimes you're moving so fast you don't realize the full gravity of what you're experiencing. Have you ever been there? I have...recently, quite a bit. I've spent many days … Continue reading Happily “Homeless”
I am always striving to be the best version of myself, especially at this juncture in my life. I am about to turn 30 years old in a few days, and I find myself thinking back to how I envisioned my life would be at this point. Like most children, I was conditioned to believe … Continue reading “Unemployed, Living out of a Suitcase and Turning 30,” by Tyguenne Solomon
If you would have told me a few years ago I’d end up in Peru with a small backpack trekking up and down mountains and through the jungle (unbathed and without makeup on), I would have laughed so hard my nice red wine would have been spit out and my butt would be on the … Continue reading Dear Diary, I trekked Peru’s Salkantay Trail to one of the World Wonders…and I liked it.
Isn't it funny how deep conversations can get at your hair or nail salon, ladies? It's always been an interesting concept to me- the whole "tell a stranger your whole life story" thing- and never is that idea more prevalent for women than at their salons. This concept applies to taxi drivers and bartenders too- … Continue reading Don’t be afraid to be a Black Sheep if it means following your dreams
I recently had a near lifelong friend tell me something I can't shake. You ever have one of those conversations that lingers for days and weeks after they happen? We'd had a few cocktails and all kinds of truths were coming out. The good, the bad and the ugly. I relished in all of it, … Continue reading “F*%#ing Perfect”