“Without a family, man, alone in the world, trembles with the cold.” -Andre Maurois

Spending time with people who love and support you is a special thing. And I’ve learned to appreciate this significantly more now that I’m traveling and don’t get to spend as much in-person time with family or long-term friends.

I’m immensely grateful to Kristen, Pat, Aiden, and Thomas (pictured with me here) for helping me to feel at home in the Australia/Asia region of the world. They were kind enough to host me in their home in Brisbane last year for 3.5 weeks and again for the past few days in Perth.

Feeling a deep gratitude for their generosity and love.