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Compilation: The first half of 2021

Alright, alright alright! Here we go. I had 5 blogs started so I’m going to throw them altogether and see what I end up with. So-here we go. My first half of 2021 in review. January 2021: 2021! Welcome. This year is off to an extra special start. Where were you when the new year struck? Me, I was under water on a night dive. … Continue reading Compilation: The first half of 2021

Butterflies and Brown Eyes

Hello Butterflies, Rachel here. How long has it been? I’d say about 2 years if I knew exactly 😉 It has been awhile. You’ve entered my life again, quickly and unexpected. I wouldn’t expect anything less, butterflies. Happy you’re here. I’m the owner of a brand new perfectly fitting wetsuit with RAINBOW thread. I got to put it to use once. It was amazing to … Continue reading Butterflies and Brown Eyes

Autumn Orange Slices and Capri Suns

The fall this year has got me all up in my feelings. The cool breeze in the mornings in hand with the sunshine takes me back to the age of 7 or so. Getting up early when the grass has a bit of dew on it, sleep in my eyes and a box full of capri suns and squeeze-its ready for the end of the … Continue reading Autumn Orange Slices and Capri Suns

Falling in Happy

Do you ever sit and think about how lucky you are? I do and I highly recommend it. I recently had this epiphany (with some outside help). Life is allowed to be easy. I would feel defensive when people would say things like: You’re so lucky Count your blessings If your life is easy, be grateful Things are easy for you Looking at those statements … Continue reading Falling in Happy

PNW raised, Japan saved

HAPPY JUNE!! May 1, 2020 (I’m currently finishing up this blog and it is now June 9th…this blog is events from the past five months.) Hey you! Stop, collaborate and listen…I’m getting older so if you don’t finish that line-just consider it a generation gap. ICE IS BACK WITH MY BRAND NEW INVENTION. Happy, healthy, free, beautiful and safe. This has been the words I’ve … Continue reading PNW raised, Japan saved

The beginning of 2020

—-The journey anyone can enjoy reading— February 2020 I was struggling with the most difficult heart work I’ve yet to experience. In the moments I was crying-it didn’t feel good. It was hard. I was reflecting and acknowledging things that I’d never given the time to. My last post was November 22! Wow, do I have a lot to share with you. November, I went … Continue reading The beginning of 2020

An Open Letter to My Parents

March 28, 2020 Dear Mom and Dad, Can you believe today is the day? 30 years ago, you brought me into the world. I love birthdays. I believe whole heartily that every single person on earth should be celebrated. That’s a pretty beautiful belief isn’t it? 30 years. THIRTY YEARS. I think it’s a big day for me but I know it’s a bigger day … Continue reading An Open Letter to My Parents

Happy, Healthy, Safe and Free 愛 

私はレイちゃんです。 私はひまわりが好きです 。 Do you know I prefer to go by RayChan レイちゃん Instead of RachelSan レイチェルさん Sounds more like LayChan. Chan ちゃんhere is used for children. San さんis used for adults. Of course I prefer Chan. It’s only natural. I even got it on my new dentist card after insisting it was what I like to be called and convincing the staff to put … Continue reading Happy, Healthy, Safe and Free 愛