Chapter 5: How to Grow Roots

I Started a Full-Time Writing Business

Nothing on this blog will change--I'll still write what I want, when I want, how I want.  But, if you want to see something more polished, or if you just can't get enough, check out my professional blog!

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Chapter 1: The Quest for Pura Vida · Chapter 5: How to Grow Roots

Feliz Día de la Madre Costarricense!

Es interesante.  Le llamo mi mamá tica, pero mi relación con ella no siente como una relación entre madre e hija. Ni es como una amistad, ni una tutoría, ni ninguna otra relación convencional.  Es algo único que no existiría en otro caso. 

Chapter 3: The Blank Spaces on the Map

Why I Almost Decided to Come Home Early from My Carefree Backpacking Trip

I wrote this October 27, 2015, when I was on the brink of buying a plane ticket back home.  I didn't end up buying it, not because the reasoning I give below isn't valid, but rather because I couldn't imagine what I would be doing at home that would be more worthwhile than what I'm doing… Continue reading Why I Almost Decided to Come Home Early from My Carefree Backpacking Trip

Chapter 2: The Way Less Traveled By

Not to Mistake Nostalgia for Homesickness

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