Where I’m From

Recently I celebrated my one year Melbourne-versary – that is, the anniversary of my arrival in Melbourne one year ago. I came into this adventure hopeful, but unsure as to how I would cope living so far from home, and how I would do with this giant unknown. Over the last year however, Melbourne has completely won me over with her special southern charms. I’m all settled into life down under these days. Continue reading “Where I’m From”

The Future of Mariana ‘On the Move’


Watching the snow fall the last few days in Colorado has been bittersweet. Continue reading “The Future of Mariana ‘On the Move’”

To Teach or to do ‘Something More’?


Earlier this year I found myself laboring over what to do with my life. Continue reading “To Teach or to do ‘Something More’?”

How This Summer Resolved My Quarter-Life Crisis


I walked into the gym on my very first day with the Boys & Girls Club to find near chaos. Continue reading “How This Summer Resolved My Quarter-Life Crisis”

Moved In and Looking Back: It All Worked Out

Sunset view from our cabin inside Rocky Mountain National Park

My flight from Florida back to Colorado left at a painfully early hour, and after a long flight and a longer drive from the airport, I arrived at Austin and I’s mountainside cabin completely and utterly exhausted. Continue reading “Moved In and Looking Back: It All Worked Out”