Am I There Yet? (Part 2) Excursion to Leicester, UK
Oct24

Am I There Yet? (Part 2) Excursion to Leicester, UK

“What did I do to deserve this? Why MY luggage? Why does this airport have to be so big? Why did I have to pack those extra shoes? The luggage is that much heavier.” After about 15 minutes of complaining to myself, my normal optimistic disposition engaged and made light of the situation. “At least I’m getting my weekly workout whilst lugging this suitcase!” At this point, I’m pretty sure I was...

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Ain’t it fun living in the real world?
Oct24

Ain’t it fun living in the real world?

Today, I feel the need to tell about adventures, relationships, and growing up. I have always been a free-spirited, exploration-driven person, but studying abroad in Thailand has brought out the beast in me. These past few weeks I’ve learned more about myself, other people, and life in general than I have in my previous 20 years of existence.  And it all started with a decision to go. Before, I was always a dreamer, who spent much of...

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Some Change is Good
Oct24

Some Change is Good

I’ve been in Bilbao, Spain, for about a month now. That makes a month of new people, new experiences, new thoughts, and new struggles. I don’t know that there is anything more strange than arriving to a country where your own language is not spoken, and realizing that you will be living in that language barrier for 3+ months. I can’t really describe it-though I can say it is neither a great feeling nor a horrible...

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