Kneeling on the ocean floor, my instructor gave me the signal. My stomach felt knotted and heavy. I lifted my hands to my mask, but couldn’t make them take any further action. I reached for the board and pen my instructor kept tied to his belt.
Nervous, I wrote. Continue reading “Learning to Scuba Dive: My Solo Bachelorette in Bali”
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”
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”
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 “5 Things I Didn’t Expect To Miss About Nicaragua”
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”
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”
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”