Italia Travel – Rome Edition

From Florence to Rome, we took a 45 minute flight out of Florence Airport (FLR) to Leonardo da Vinci International Airport (FUC).  I would recommend taking a train instead, because this airport is an hour of riding a bus to get to Rome's city center. However, if you do fly into Rome, once we arrived … Continue reading Italia Travel – Rome Edition

One Half of Another

You may be wondering where the name "One Half of Another" came from. As many of you who have been following me know, my twin sister, Ryane passed away over three years ago in a tragic accident. To cope with her death, I began blogging to share what was on my heart and in the … Continue reading One Half of Another

Italia Travel – Florence Edition

From Venice, we took a two hour train ride to Florence. The ride was great; there was WiFi and they came around and gave us drinks and a snack. Make sure you know your stop because Florence is not the last stop, so we got off at the Stazione di Santa Maria Novella (or Firenza … Continue reading Italia Travel – Florence Edition

The Price of Grief

I cannot explain grief to you. All I can say is it is a creature of spontaneity. It doesn't wait until a holiday or a birthday. Or even an anniversary. No, it strikes during a lone car ride. During a Netflix movie. While your grocery shopping. While your laughing with friends. When you hear a … Continue reading The Price of Grief

Italia Travel – Venice Edition

First off, Venice is beautiful even if it was pouring rain the whole day we were there. The history is extensive. The winding streets are beautiful. Helpful tip for you to know, if you are flying into “Venice” at VCE, you are not arriving on the island of Venice, you still have to take a … Continue reading Italia Travel – Venice Edition

My Built in Best Friend

Today is the three year anniversary of my sister, Ryane, leaving this world.  In her memory, here is my post from a week after she passed away.  Always remember ❤ My twin sister, Ryane (pronounced Ryan), passed away 11 days ago.  I am still in shock and feel as if I will be the rest … Continue reading My Built in Best Friend

How To: Listening

Life has truly been crazy with starting school (WHICH I LOVE, the classes are amazing), working part-time downtown Chicago AND part-time at the Children's Advocacy Center. So I am just going to leave you all with some food for thought that has been a theme in my classes this week: I want to recommend a … Continue reading How To: Listening

The Glamour of City Living

I recently moved downtown Chicago for the summer (now I live in the city part-time, lol my life is complicated), so that my commute would go from 1.5 hours to 20 minutes.   You have no idea how much you can do with an extra HOUR, like make yourself dinner or take a pre-nap or clean … Continue reading The Glamour of City Living

The Power of Psalm 91

Does anyone else out there deal with anxiety?   Well, me too! My, not so little anymore, sister is studying abroad, which is so very exciting and amazing and unbelievable, right?  Well, yes, but it also scary and anxiety causing and crazy.   And you are probably thinking, "okay, this overprotective older sister needs to calm down." … Continue reading The Power of Psalm 91