Chapter 5: How to Grow Roots

They Say When You Know, You Know; Starting Down the ASL Interpreter Career Path

The problem is, I like a little bit of everything, and there's some things I like a lot.  But no one thing overpowers everything to the extent I want to go down that path to the exclusion of all else. And then, I discovered American Sign Language interpreting.

Chapter 4: An Autobiography of an Idealist

Hopping My Way Back Home

Facebook has reminded me that two years ago, I stayed up until 3am at a riad hostel in Morocco, and then woke up the next afternoon to surf with strangers from Europe and Australia.  Today, I woke up in the bed I own at 6am because I'm working on building a habit of discipline, and am currently staving off laziness by working my way through a to-do list.

Chapter 3: The Blank Spaces on the Map

Why I Almost Decided to Come Home Early from My Carefree Backpacking Trip

I wrote this October 27, 2015, when I was on the brink of buying a plane ticket back home.  I didn't end up buying it, not because the reasoning I give below isn't valid, but rather because I couldn't imagine what I would be doing at home that would be more worthwhile than what I'm doing… Continue reading Why I Almost Decided to Come Home Early from My Carefree Backpacking Trip