Chapter 4: An Autobiography of an Idealist

Only Hate the Road When You’re Missing Home; Why I Appreciate Everyday Life

I have to trek all the way around the building to check my mail, but I live at the place I put down as my permanent address.

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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

Routine Doesn’t Look So Scary; I Guess This is Growing Up

It's not the most exciting period in my life, and I think people are a bit disappointed when they ask what adventures I have going on, but if they want adventures, they can go have their own. I'm starting to visualize a future with routine and roots, and I'm visualizing it without a trace of dread. I think this is growing up, and I think I like it.

Chapter 3: The Blank Spaces on the Map

I’ll Be Home for Christmas (And Not Only in My Dreams)

I'm writing this on December 9, 2015, but I won't set it to post until after Christmas for the purpose of secret-keeping.  You see, here's the deal.  I'm going home early to surprise my loved ones for Christmas. I originally booked my return ticket for as late a date as I could and still actively participate… Continue reading I’ll Be Home for Christmas (And Not Only in My Dreams)

Chapter 1: The Quest for Pura Vida · Chapter 2: The Way Less Traveled By

(and all that jazz)

The other day I told a Costa Rica story to a girl I don't know well.  I actually took myself a bit by surprise since I don't tend to bring up my year abroad as much.  Costa Rican adventures are somehow being replaced by tales of scholarship applications and volleyball practices, by plans with my… Continue reading (and all that jazz)