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

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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

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