Living Abroad: What No One Talks About

There is no doubt that traveling and living in another country, for any amount of time is incredibly special, but I think many people have glamorized it. Everyone talks about the wonderful things that we see, the people we meet, the fantastic food we get to eat. We post photos on social media of beautiful... Continue Reading →

Just Like Coming Home

As we descended through the clouds, I saw that hill that was visible from my old apartment. The one my friend and I had climbed. The highest point in the Kathmandu Valley. That familiar sight caused me to tear up, my eyes still welling with tears as the plane touched down, minutes later. I was... Continue Reading →

I’d Rather Go

Many people my age are starting to settle down. Getting real adult jobs, getting married, and having children. And if I'm being honest, the thought of that is terrifying. But that is the norm, or to me it seems like it is. When I was in Nepal I was often asked if I was married,... Continue Reading →

24

This week, I will turn 24. It's not a big year for most people. But... for me, 24 is a big one. Because there were many, many days this past year when I didn't think that I was going to make it to my 24th birthday. 23 was full of extreme highs and extreme lows,... Continue Reading →

Lessons from 2018

This year has felt like forever and it has felt like nothing. It has been a year of change. A year of challenges. A year of growth. I have experienced some incredible highs, but also some incredible lows. And, over the last 12 months, I've learned more than I could have imagined. I thought I'd share a... Continue Reading →

Thank you for being here

Today, I want to say thank you. I don't ever say it often enough, but to my family and friends... Thank you for celebrating my accomplishments and achievements - even when I don't recognize what a big moment it was. Thank you for making me see how far I've come and celebrating the milestones with... Continue Reading →

Do it Anyway

As you will know from past blog posts, the last 10 months or so of my life have been hectic, full of change and a lot of challenges. And during this time I've had to reach out for help - something I truly struggle with. But by asking for help, I received a lot of... Continue Reading →

Travel Therapy

In the last few months, it's become habit for me to check out cheap flights around the world. And, when I have a little time off from school, I start getting an itch to travel. So in early September, I came across a seat sale and booked a flight to Chicago. It was my first time... Continue Reading →

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