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

A Letter From an Idealist to the Realists Who Love Her

I like being around you because I admire who you are and what you have built. You help keep me anchored and help me question and reevaluate what I think I believe so I do not become a sheep; even a sheep with the best intentions can be led down a dark or, perhaps worse, meaningless path.

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

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