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language / life lessons

Thoughts / Travel

Hey there wonderful humans! As many of you may know, I spent just over six and a half months traveling through Mexico and Guatemala this winter, having the time of my freeking life, eating my weight in refried beans, and communicating mostly with hand signals and broken Spanglish. Towards the end of my time in Latin America I decided to travel to Guatemala to take some Spanish classes (and live with a Spanish-only speaking family) […]

the journey to feeling human again after returning home from travel

Thoughts / Travel

1 week before you leave: you’re the happiest, most beautiful, and most free you’ve ever felt… while spontaneously bursting into tears at odd and inappropriate times. 2 days before you leave: you have random mini panic attacks interspersed with feeling really excited about all the food you’re about to eat and clothes you’re going to wear when you get home. on the plane home: you’re binge eating crackers and trail mix, binge listening to nostalgic […]

a letter to the lovers

Thoughts / Travel

On the road, every week feels like a month- a rebirth every seven days, and I slip in and out of love so effortlessly it takes my breath away. The connections we form, born out of reckless vulnerability, naive optimism, and shameless late-night flirting under the blood moon, are as fiery as they are new, and then just like that- with the same intensity that they began, they’re over.  And I’m on the next bus, […]

my body is changing, and it’s okay

Thoughts / Travel

Hola mi amigas! Since we’re such good friends and all, I wanted to share something that I haven’t spoken about much before- online or with friends. You ready? The last time I went traveling for 1 and 1/2 years, I gained 20 pounds. At the time I didn’t really realize. I knew my body had changed and I felt a little weird about it, but I wasn’t sure exactly how much until I returned home […]

where I’m going // where I’ve been

About / Travel

Hi fam! Did you forget about me? It’s been a while since I’ve posted on here. … Like, quite a while… oops! Life is a perfect mixture of crazy wild and crazy boring at the same time for me right now. A lot is changing, but the future is looking bright none the less. I’m currently in one of those in-between transitional phases of life that’s making me feel all sorts of nostalgic and confused… you […]

homecoming

Thoughts / Travel

“This is why once you’ve traveled for the first time all you want to do is leave again. They call it the travel bug, but really it is the effort to return to a place where you are surrounded by people who speak the same language as you, not English or Spanish or Mandarin or Portuguese, but the language of others who know what it’s like to leave, change, grow, experience, learn, then go home […]