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

Hindsight: Reasons I Would Have Considered Studying Abroad Somewhere Other Than Costa Rica

As I mentioned in my last post about why I'm glad I studied in Costa Rica, I don't at all regret my decision.  However, there are downsides to every decision, and I'm writing this post so that those who may be considering studying in Costa Rica can see both sides of the coin. The longer… Continue reading Hindsight: Reasons I Would Have Considered Studying Abroad Somewhere Other Than Costa Rica

Chapter 1: The Quest for Pura Vida

I’m Bad at Blogging; Where I’ve Been for the Last 3ish Weeks

So I've been doing that thing again where I go off on adventures and neglect to blog.  Maybe one day I'll have the discipline to blog in advance and set posts on timers, but today is not that day.  Last time, I wrote a broad sketch of what I was doing instead of blogging and that seemed… Continue reading I’m Bad at Blogging; Where I’ve Been for the Last 3ish Weeks

Chapter 1: The Quest for Pura Vida

Surviving Long Distance Relationships: Best Friend Edition

When anyone says "long distance relationships", it's generally romantic relationships that come to mind.  It's true that distance does make romantic relationships a lot harder, but something that's not acknowledged as frequently is that distance also separates you from your friends and family and you're left alone, hanging on to the dangling ends of the thin… Continue reading Surviving Long Distance Relationships: Best Friend Edition