“To hold your world together”

Since I moved away from home about 6 years ago, I've found that I rarely miss my family. We stay well connected through social media and phone calls, and I am usually busy enough that I don't miss them between those interactions. But when I'm sick, or having a hard day, that's when I miss... Continue Reading →

Pandemics and Potatoes

There is no doubt that Covid-19 has impacted every industry around the world. Clothing stores and malls have closed, factories have shut down,  restaurants are relying on take-out orders, and offices have everyone working from home. But something a lot of people aren't talking about are farmers. Not only are farmers still working, preparing to... Continue Reading →

The Last Time

I can't help it. Every time I leave a place, I start thinking about how "this is the last time I'll be doing this". The last time walking to the office. The last time buying groceries at that particular grocery store. The last time meeting a friend in a particular place. About a month ago,... Continue Reading →

Be Gentle

I have been trying to write a new post for weeks now. I keep sitting down in front of my computer and open a new page. And the blank white space is just too much. There are a million things I want to write about. I want to write something positive about the good in... Continue Reading →

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 →

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