Saturday, I cross into a new dimension: I turn 30 years old. And I'm really quite perplexed that I arrived at this age. I still feel like I'm around 17 years old. Sometimes I look in the mirror and am honestly shocked to see a wrinkle that I could have sworn wasn't there yesterday. I feel a bit more creaky in my joints and my bed time is getting earlier and earlier. But I guess that's okay... I … [Read more...] about 20 Lessons I Learned in my 20s
Was it me, or did 2016 not just fly by but whirl by and take us all down with it? I don't think that was just me. This year was crazy. My personal life was absolutely insane. In a good way and in some tough ways. I LOVE end of the year recaps and reviews, so feel free to link up yours at the bottom of this post. I'm going to go over the highs and the lows, the best and the worst, and can't … [Read more...] about Helene’s Best of 2016 (Link up!)
Over the past couple months my life has flipped turned upside down. And now from reading just two lines of this blog post, I have referred to two different rap songs. What a great introduction. But seriously, life has changed A LOT and there are some new followers around here. I've had quite the influx from Instagram (@heleneinbetween), so if you're visiting from there, HEY! I always like … [Read more...] about Allow Me to Reintroduce Myself…
At 3:55 p.m. Central time, Michael and I, the two dogs, and 200 pounds of our stuff flew from Dallas, Texas to Frankfurt, Germany. Neither of us slept during the flight. With dogs at our feet, we sipped tea and watched movies, patiently waiting for the plane to land. As we flew, I worried. This is the craziest thing I've ever done. How insane are we? Michael has no job, we packed up our … [Read more...] about Moving Across the World
Despite telling myself I wouldn't post today, I couldn't help it. I had to commemorate today in some way. I sit, writing this in the wee hours of the morning. The sun hasn't come up yet, but here I sit, typing. Today I am moving to Germany. I have two suitcases full of mostly clothes and, let's face it, lipstick. Exactly, zero heels, because, no. (P.S. will be doing a full post on how I packed … [Read more...] about The Biggest Leap
Where would you go if you could live anywhere in the world? Anywhere? That's the question Michael and I have pondered for the last few years. Where? At first, I dreamed of sandy beaches and lukewarm temperatures. Michael thought of cascading mountain streams and outdoor sports galore. We decided to make a list of everything we wanted/needed/would love in a place where we live. If this is … [Read more...] about We’re Moving To….