Writing from somewhere over the Middle East I’ve always loved flying. For some reason, the whole airport-hating, fear-of-turbulence gene must have skipped me, and I ended up as the kind of person who will gladly sign up for 40 hours of travel time and long-haul flights if it means a cool layover. There’s something amazing … Continue reading Screw the plan. The world has something better in mind.
Writing from 18.706° N, 98.982° E Surprise, surprise: I left the country again! For those I didn’t have a chance to catch up with while I was home in the US over the past six months, here’s the deal: My year of travel in Africa and Europe from September 2017 – September 2018 was incredibly … Continue reading By the way, I’m in Asia now.
Writing from 41.325° N, 19.457° E I’m sick of technology. *cue audible gasp from the crowd* — A millennial? Sick of technology?? Didn’t your generation emerge from the womb live streaming on Instagram? I need a break. For a while now, I’ve been continuing to burn out (some days more quickly than others), and I kept … Continue reading Why I’m Taking a 30 Day Break From Social Media
Writing from 24.628° S, 25.923° E I’ve been going through a pretty big life shift over the last month, and it’s had me all kinds of messed up in the head. The struggle of coming to terms with the direction my life is heading in and how different it is than the path I had always … Continue reading Why I Avoided The “Digital Nomad” Title For So Long
Writing from 3.387° S, 36.683° E Fun fact: I almost booked a flight to come home from Tanzania last month. Just 12 days after my less-than-ideal start to 2018, I had the scariest moment of my life when I woke up the morning after my 23rd birthday unable to breathe. I had started having chest … Continue reading Adventures in a Third World Medical System
Sending love to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School 26.305° N, 80.270° W I originally wrote this post while studying abroad in Europe -- almost exactly two years ago. The shooting I spoke of was different, but the idea is the same: we have to stop acting like this is normal. February 26th, 2016 … Continue reading A Tragedy of Numbness
Writing from 3.387° S, 36.683° E Mom, don’t freak out. I promise I haven’t been arrested while over here. I have, however, had two extremely memorable run-ins with the police that make for some nice stories, and they both involve cell phones, a high-speed chase, and several good samaritans. Let me start out by saying … Continue reading Tanzanian Police: A Tale of 3 Phones
Writing from 3.387° S, 36.683° E I’m a firm believer that home is not necessarily a place, but rather where your people are. While I certainly miss certain aspects of my home in the US, what I miss more than anything are my friends and family. Enter Alex. My brother is two and a half … Continue reading Home for the Holidays
Writing from 3.387° S, 36.683° E Four days ago, I turned 23, and it was the first birthday I’ve ever spent outside of the US. The day had a very different feel from the last 22, and I think it all comes down to one reason. This is the first time that the next year … Continue reading 2018: Year in Preview
Writing from 3.387° S, 36.683° This past year seemed to be big for a lot of people. Monumental changes — both positive and negative — took place all around the world. On a smaller scale, this year affected me more than any other before, and I ended the year the happiest I’ve ever been. During … Continue reading 2017: Year in Review