Host Sister, Soul Sister

This experience has been an incredible exploration of myself, cross-cultural communication, history, and global connection. I did not come into the trip with many expectations about what was to come, but I can honestly say that the last thing I figured I would...

Home Sweet Serbia

  After 24 hours of traveling and a week of recovery from intense jet lag, I’m back home from my two week adventure to Serbia. As I spend time with curious friends and family, I find myself struggling to explain what the past two weeks have meant to me....

El fin

And just like that, it’s over. The day I’ve dreaded is here, taking me by the hand, yanking me to a place I don’t wish to go. I write this with a cloudy mind, misty eyes, somewhere over the Atlantic. I write this with an inexplicable heaviness,...

Abuelita

I was sitting at the kitchen table last night, serving myself stuffed green peppers prepared by my host grandmother (affectionately referred to as “Mamá”) when I recognized the sound of Frank Sinatra’s voice echoing through the hallways. At the same moment, Mamá...