I recently had a near lifelong friend tell me something I can't shake. You ever have one of those conversations that lingers for days and weeks after they happen? We'd had a few cocktails and all kinds of truths were coming out. The good, the bad and the ugly. I relished in all of it, … Continue reading “F*%#ing Perfect”
Two years ago I embarked on two different journeys that would take me to strange corners of the Earth, and my mind. One started with a backpack and a one-way ticket to Spain, but you've heard plenty about that. The other journey started with me opening my laptop one day in Portugal. Both were equally … Continue reading Why (and how) I started blogging
This week marks the two year anniversary of the day I left the states on a one-way ticket to freedom. It feels surreal to be celebrating this day two whole years later, when I swear it was just yesterday. Time is elusive isn't it?! Einstein said that time and space are an illusion. Perhaps this … Continue reading Life Update (and my BIG plan for Fall)
Sorry for the overused, hashtag-ery title but it's more than fitting for this post and, try as I may, there's no better way to describe the theme of these past two weeks. I embarked on a true journey when I got on board the Viking Star and not just one about travel. It turned out … Continue reading Lost and Found at Sea
Today I skipped my return flight to Cape Town and boarded a different one instead. If you follow me on social media you probably know where I'm headed...and it's not to return to my ex-boyfriend in South Africa. As you all know, I first traveled to Cape Town as a tourist a year ago, fell … Continue reading Heartbreak and Skipped Flights
You know what it feels like to come home after two years of travel to a place like California? Almost like an alternate reality in which you no longer fit. It feels like visiting a Stepford-type movie set, but its all real life and the "actors" are your friends, family and neighbors. WOW, they totally have it … Continue reading Reverse Culture Shock
Throughout my life, despite many a long-term relationship, the word "solo" was part of my identity- I tend to walk some crazy paths others wouldn't dare...alone. And I've liked it that way, for the most part. I knew from a young age I was meant to be a strong independent woman and would do the … Continue reading I fell in love abroad, now what?