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)
A minute later, the train rolled down the platform. I watched her through the window until I couldn’t see her anymore, and then I watched the train until it turned out of sight.
I thought about calling this chapter “Uncharted Territory”, but that’s not entirely accurate since Europe is probably the most charted territory in the world. It’s just uncharted for me, and not a real part of the personal map I’ve painted of the world.
Half the enjoyment I get out of where I am in life is knowing it's going to change soon in a drastic way, so I'm always half-anticipating what's to come, and half-savoring the moment that's about to be gone.
I returned from Costa Rica in June with grand plans of creating an inspired video for which I had spent the last ten months getting footage. I already knew what song I wanted to do, so all that was left was putting together the expertly filmed segments. I set to work immediately, of course, and… Continue reading Videos Sometimes Take 7 Months to Gestate
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
A year ago today, I had been in Costa Rica for three days. I wrote a post about differences in customs that immediately struck me as odd. I went back and read that post near the end of my time in Costa Rica and had to laugh because those customs ended up being the least… Continue reading Things I’m Having Trouble Readjusting To
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
"Since when does it have to be one or the other? You can have roots and wings, Mel." -Jake, Sweet Home Alabama I rewatched this movie a couple of months ago (before all my professors decided to go crazy and assign me projects that would probably be a perfectly reasonable amount of work--if they were in… Continue reading Roots and Wings
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