Pink Cotton Candy

If you've spent any time in Kathmandu, you probably have seen boys carrying around a pole, with bags of florescent pink cotton candy hanging off of them, approaching both locals and foreigners trying to sell their product. A couple of weeks ago, I was sitting by a pond at sunset with my boyfriend, and saw... Continue Reading →

Celebration

Last week, I turned 25. Normally, I don't do anything for my birthday. I don't do parties or big celebrations. Maybe dinner and drinks with a couple of close friends. That's about it. But over the course of the last year or so, I've realized that I haven't taken the time to celebrate things. I... Continue Reading →

When Fear Turns to Racism

At the moment, I have friends scattered around the globe. Canada, the United States, Iraq, Mongolia, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Thailand, and the Netherlands just to name a few. And with the globalization of our world, everyone is talking about the corona virus. Everyone knows about it, and it seems like everyone is scared. Everyone is... Continue Reading →

Those Who Fan Your Flames

A few months back, there was a photo of a Tweet from Lauren Aitchison that kept showing up in my Instagram feed: "Four years ago, my ex boyfriend told me I should get a  grip on myself and realize I'd never be a writer. Today, the CEO of Penguin Random House shook my hand and told... Continue Reading →

Nothing to See Here

"and one day you come back/and everything you drive past/makes you wonder why you swore for all those years/that there was nothing to see here"   I think almost anyone from a small town will tell you that there is nothing there. Nothing to do. Nothing to see. Just... nothing. And for the longest time... Continue Reading →

A Decade

As the calendar is about to flip to a new year, a new decade, I, along with a lot of people have been doing a lot of reflecting on the year, and decade that has been. This decade has been one of massive growth and transition for me. A lot happens between the ages of... Continue Reading →

Christmas from Halfway Around the World

December has always been magic to me, and is one of my favorite times of the year. But being overseas, it's different. Yes, it's getting cold. A different cold than back home, but still. Yes, many coffee shops and restaurants have Christmas trees set up, especially those located in expat or tourist areas of Kathmandu.... Continue Reading →

Burnout

I first felt it back in August. I was exhausted, irritable, stressed, and downright miserable. No amount of sleep helped, no amount of yoga, exercise or meditation seemed to curb the nagging symptoms of anxiety and depression that were slowly creeping back into my life. Everyone around me kept asking why I was so tired.... Continue Reading →

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