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

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

Changes 

In 2007 I thought I wanted to spend 4 years in college. In 2009 I thought I wanted to quit college. In 2014 I thought I wanted to move to the mountains of Montana. In 2015 I thought I wanted to live forever in Seattle. In 2016 I thought I wanted to stay in a … Continue reading Changes 

Reflections on a year in Thailand

Exactly one year ago I left my best friend and adopted family in Seattle and ended up alone in an unfamiliar place with no friends, no job, and no idea what I was doing. I was terrified. But 12 months later I have found myself in love with this place I now call home.  I have … Continue reading Reflections on a year in Thailand

Christmas in a place called home

Apologies for the insane delay in posting. I've been enjoying living life but somewhat failing at writing about it. It's been a busy few weeks. The last couple weeks of school before our break were stressful and chaos-filled, trying to prepare for the holidays and finish everything up before our break. Christmas in kindergarten was … Continue reading Christmas in a place called home

Elephants and Christmas Cheer

My job is pretty hard. I work 50+ hours a week and spend most of those hours wrangling rambunctious 2 year olds. It's exhausting and demanding. But that's the downside. The upside is that I am doing something I generally enjoy, working with amazing people, at a job full of great perks. One of those … Continue reading Elephants and Christmas Cheer