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

Two weeks in, and a feeling of home

Last night marked the two week anniversary of my moving here. It feels at the same time both long and short. It's had its ups and downs so far, and pretty extreme versions of both, but all in all its been good. While there are aspects I really miss about home (like knowing how to … Continue reading Two weeks in, and a feeling of home

“Only one?” A summary of my first day in Thailand

The first 24 hours in Thailand have been, in a word, overwhelming. My plane landed at 11:00 PM and after making it through customs and nearly dying from the weight of my backpacks while I stood in line, I finally made it out. And that's when I realized I have no idea what I'm doing. … Continue reading “Only one?” A summary of my first day in Thailand

On friendship, community, and saying goodbye

This week has been an emotional one. I have ricocheted between fear, excitement, sadness, and calm...all in a single day. Just to fall asleep and start it all over again in the morning.  I have lived in Seattle for 15 months, which is the longest I have lived anywhere since high school. And while, by … Continue reading On friendship, community, and saying goodbye

On Fear

I had a mild freak out to my sister the other day. She thinks I'm brave, but I feel like a coward in comparison to her and the bold life she leads. She's a teacher in Kathmandu, Nepal, and has been for the past 2 1/2 years. In that same time I have gone from … Continue reading On Fear