Friendship and goodbyes: the best and the worst  

I'm leaving Thailand tomorrow, with no return date. And that's got me caught up in a lot of emotions. Sadness, excitement, joy, fear...the whole gamut.  But as I prepare to leave, I'm thinking most about the friends I'm leaving behind, and the ones I'm going to be reunited with when I get back to the … Continue reading Friendship and goodbyes: the best and the worst  

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Fear, excitement, and indecision

Sorry for the delay in posting. Despite no longer having a regular job, I've still managed to be incredibly busy. And also I'm just a terrible procrastinator. Quick sum-up of the last month: Songkran: 3 day water festival. AKA 3 days of straight chaos. Trip to Pai, reunion with Stoio (friend from my Philly days, … Continue reading Fear, excitement, and indecision

Weddings, Kampot, and Bangkok 

It's been a busy couple of weeks for me here in Asia. At the end of March, I abandoned my home in Chiang Mai and hopped on a plane for Cambodia. After nearly missing my connection in Bangkok (never make the mistake of thinking an hour is long enough to transfer flights on Air Asia...) … Continue reading Weddings, Kampot, and Bangkok 

What it’s like to travel the world with anxiety

I received an email this week from a reader of my blog I've never met. (Yes, apparently I have readers other than my immediate family...who knew) He mentioned something about initially thinking I couldn't have anxiety because of all the adventurous things I've done. I moved across the globe by myself; clearly, I must be … Continue reading What it’s like to travel the world with anxiety

Here we go, here we go, here we go again

I  move locations about as often as some people buy new socks. Actually...probably a lot more often than that. I don't really have any idea how often people buy socks. That was a terrible analogy. Point is, in 27 years I've lived in close to 20 places. Most of those in the last decade. Some … Continue reading Here we go, here we go, here we go again

5 things that happened when I dyed my hair pink

In a recent outburst of rash self-confidence (read: IDGAF), I decided to dye my hair pink. Why? Because I wanted to. And I wanted to live a life a little less governed by fear. That decision was met with a lot of mixed reactions, but the majority of them were positive. And in a weird … Continue reading 5 things that happened when I dyed my hair pink

A trip up the mountains

In my Valentine's Day post I mentioned my school's Love, Care, Share project. We spent the past month gathering donations and supplies for a school in TeeBoKee village, a tiny place in the mountains where one of our TA's grew up. A week ago Friday we took those donations to the school. When we left … Continue reading A trip up the mountains