Earth Day 2019 – stop making excuses

Earth Day 2019 – stop making excuses

I’m sure the idea of environmental protection is not distant to you; our feeds seem to be filled with articles, photos, and videos regarding environmental protection, as awareness is spreading. We feel good if we follow an account who claims they create a product from recycled materials, but do we really know why they do this? Why it's so important that we recycle? That we save water? Electricity? For most people, the answer is no. We feel fulfilled enough with the little scraps of information we get from the headlines about climate change and rising sea levels, but we don’t really know how this will impact us, and we don’t bother to do anything because we feel like we can’t make a difference. So we continue to live in our naive bubble, telling ourselves that we’re doing enough by watching others tackle environmental problems when all around us the earth is changing, and we can’t undo that change.

We decide when the time is right – #ExpatWisdom – Lauren

We decide when the time is right – #ExpatWisdom – Lauren

It's always been a dream of my husband and mine to live abroad. However, those dreams took a backseat once we got married and started a family. What was once our passion turned into watching other families achieve theirs on the American TV show House Hunters International. Still, we loved our life and had no regrets. We couldn't imagine doing something insane like moving to another country! Until opportunity came knocking and awoke the dream in us both.

Snorkeling in Phuket, Thailand

Snorkeling in Phuket, Thailand

I spent the past week of Spring break relaxing in Thailand, and I loved it! I'm usually not the most adventurous person, but I stepped out of my comfort zone and was lucky enough to go snorkeling just off an island in Phuket. This was my first time snorkeling in the middle of the ocean, and I saw some really cool sea life. I thought I would share some photos with you! Let me know where the best place you've ever been to dive or snorkel is!