I Graduated! Where I’m Moving Next

My cheering section on that happy day
My cheering section on that happy day

I did it!

To be honest, it hasn’t really sunk in yet. Graduate school is the hardest thing I’ve ever done. The combination of an extremely rigorous course load and my incompatibility with New York City did not look great on me. Continue reading “I Graduated! Where I’m Moving Next”

Warming Up to New York City

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Almost a year ago now I wrote my first post on what living in New York City was like for me. In summary: I find this city to be a constant struggle. Continue reading “Warming Up to New York City”

The Great Penguin Incident of Christmas 2015 (or How to Be a Good Steward)

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It was Christmas Day in Sumner, New Zealand, where I was spending the holidays with Tom and his family. Continue reading “The Great Penguin Incident of Christmas 2015 (or How to Be a Good Steward)”

[Featured Post] 5 Things I Didn’t Expect To Miss About Nicaragua

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As we finally come out of a very long winter here in New York City, it’s hard to believe that it was Granada I called home in the months before my move here. Continue reading “[Featured Post] 5 Things I Didn’t Expect To Miss About Nicaragua”

Update: Life in New York City as a Highly Sensitive Person

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Acting very cool in my empty NYC apartment the day I moved in (yes, this picture shows nearly all of it)

I’m not going to lie, the last five months have been rough. Continue reading “Update: Life in New York City as a Highly Sensitive Person”

Strength, Privilege, and Conflicts When Traveling in a Machismo Culture

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I can recall many times that I wandered Granada on my own – enjoying the city, running errands, and contemplating the same question: Could I really do this? Continue reading “Strength, Privilege, and Conflicts When Traveling in a Machismo Culture”

On Being Ready for Travel

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I almost cried the first time I saw the house I was meant to live in for the majority of my time in Nicaragua. Continue reading “On Being Ready for Travel”

Little Corn Island: Getting There is Half the Fun… Right?

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Typically, I am a big-time planner when I travel. Continue reading “Little Corn Island: Getting There is Half the Fun… Right?”

You Don’t Deserve Your National Parks

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Yes, you read that right. Continue reading “You Don’t Deserve Your National Parks”

Is Flying Economy Comfort Really Worth It?

IMG_20140217_122633Being cramped into uncomfortably tight spaces is a reality of flying – especially for those of us not moneyed enough to afford a first class ticket. Continue reading “Is Flying Economy Comfort Really Worth It?”