The journey home

The time has come, at long last. After three and a half months, I am finally close to being able to unpack my suitcase.  I'm in San Francisco today, getting ready to board a flight to Orange County. I drove to Chicago yesterday, stayed the night with my friend Sofia from Thailand, and flew out … Continue reading The journey home

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Denver, Chicago, Lansing, and 77 Days of Sobriety

It's been a while since I've posted anything, as you might have noticed. I think there are roughly 7 regular readers who will have noticed... This one's for you. Sorry it's so long. Apparently a lot happens in 6 weeks. I left Seattle at the end of July and headed to Denver to see my … Continue reading Denver, Chicago, Lansing, and 77 Days of Sobriety

This is 28

I turned 28 today. I'll admit, there were times I didn't think that would happen. But here I am: alive and ancient. (And don't you senior citizens start harping on me... you probably felt old at 28 too. I actually have wrinkles now.) Lately I've been thinking a lot about how I present my life … Continue reading This is 28

Road trip adventures: Tahoe and Yosemite 

My friend Peter and I spent a week road tripping around California. From his home in Laguna Beach, we drove 8 hours to Carson City, NV, where we hiked, played board games, ate far too many berries at the farmers' market, and took a day trip to Lake Tahoe. Lake Tahoe is an incredible spot … Continue reading Road trip adventures: Tahoe and Yosemite 

A reintroduction to the homeland

I've been back in the States for two weeks now, and it's been a bit of a whirlwind. I landed in Los Angeles on the 25th and was met by my dear friend Peter. I spent my first few days back in a mix of stress and bliss as I flopped from relaxation to work … Continue reading A reintroduction to the homeland

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  

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