Last time I made a video, it took me a good seven months to finish and publish it. This one took a year and some change (pun kinda intended) to make it out of my jump drive.
Conozco poco, pero tan poco, de Latinoamérica. Hay tanto para explorar--desiertos, selvas, ruina, ciudades, glaciares, culturas distintas... No es mi patria, ni la de mis padres. No me llama a la sangre, me llama a la imaginación.
I guess this post is less about the place and more about how experiences start to generate stories. Also, I'm homesick for the unfamiliar.
My university career has been divided quite sharply into distinct eras: The Year of Freshman Shenanigans, The Year of RA Shenanigans, The Year of Study Abroad Chaos, and now The Year of I Think I'm an Adult (tentatively titled since I'm only halfway through). As the names suggest, my Costa Rica year kind of threw… Continue reading Not to Mistake Nostalgia for Homesickness
Finals week is over, and you can almost hear the college kids' collective sigh of relief rolling across the country. Never mind that we probably spent more time putting off studying than getting down to it--I myself read through four novels for fun in the midst the most stressful week of the semester, despite the… Continue reading Once Upon a Time I Could Hop on a Bus
My flight doesn't leave until next Tuesday, so technically I'm in Costa Rica for nine more days, but I'm already almost completely packed. No, it's not because I'm getting antsy--I'm actually quite enjoying the rate at which time is going. It's actually because early tomorrow morning I'm headed off on a mysterious week-long trip to… Continue reading Top Thoughts as I Prepare to Leave Costa Rica (For the First Time)