Five countries. 17 cities. 1 year. 2013 was definitely the year of travel. This was the year I took action and let go of my fear of failure and my fear around meeting other people’s expectations. I did what felt right at the time and I did it for me, not anybody else. From planning … More 2013: My Year in Review
I send out a monthly newsletter, Fit Life Nourishing Bites, for my health coaching practice and find that it is a great way to keep in touch and share my knowledge. I write about topics spanning from weight loss, stress relief and sugar cravings to healthy recipes and quick workouts. Sometimes it is fun to … More How To Master the Chinese Art of Going Slowly
It feels so good to be home. I mean check out this sunset from my first night back in Florida: You just don’t get this in Penang. The past week or so has been an absolute whirlwind but I’ve loved every second of it. It all started when I was upgraded to business class on my … More A Whirlwind Week Back Home
I’m going home! My bags are packed and the apartment has been cleaned (sort of). After living in Penang for 5 months I am finally going home! This is the longest I have ever been away from home and it is definitely the longest that I have ever been in a foreign country. I have … More I’m going home!
So I know I promised to post daily but I’ve been busy I swear! My best friend from home arrived on Tuesday and we have been busy doing touristy things in Penang for the last few days. We have had so much fun exploring Penang and prepping for our big trip to Cambodia and Thailand … More Falling in Love with Georgetown
Yesterday we managed to stick with one of my 6 goals for the next 6 months! Instead of another lazy Saturday, we fueled up with some bacon (hello pork I missed you) and drove to Penang Hill. After getting lost several times, we eventually made it to the entrance of the Botanical Gardens and the jeep track. While … More Hiking Straight Up Penang Hill
This is the first post in a new Kirsten Captures series called “Just an Observation”. Every day I will attempt to post a photo and quick thought or observation from the day. This is a sincere effort to become more involved in my life here in Penang. But as you will see from today’s observation … More Just an Observation: Why is my front door stuck…again?
Lately I’ve been searching for inspiration. After living in Malaysia for almost 4 months, I have hit a wall in both my personal life and professional life. It is difficult to get my butt moving every day to work out, blog, and complete projects for my marketing job. When I first arrived in Penang this … More 6 Ways to Stay Inspired for the Next 6 Months
Bad news. I broke my laptop. Well that is an exaggeration. My lovely little Macbook Pro is not physically broken, it just gets stuck on the loading page. And it refuses to actually load. It started this weekend after my poor (stupid) attempt to create more space on my startup disk by deleting files. Well … More Broken
A couple of weeks ago Peter had an unexpected 4 day weekend, prompting us to take a last minute trip to Kuala Lumpur! With only a week to spare, we booked flights and a hotel and were off by Friday afternoon. Kuala Lumpur is less than an hour flight from Penang and provides a perfect … More The Petronas Towers and Becoming a City Girl in Asia