I've taken countless trains and planes, buses and taxis, and tread many paths and foreign city streets a pata, with my own two feet. But as it turns out, there will always be new challenges for a girl with absolutely no innate sense of direction.
Facebook has reminded me that two years ago, I stayed up until 3am at a riad hostel in Morocco, and then woke up the next afternoon to surf with strangers from Europe and Australia. Today, I woke up in the bed I own at 6am because I'm working on building a habit of discipline, and am currently staving off laziness by working my way through a to-do list.
For me, at this moment, it takes more courage to jump into a known than to jump into an unknown.
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)
My mom no longer prods me to post--probably because I'm in the same country with her. As it happens, though, some of my Tico friends have expressed concern as to if I'm still alive since I don't facebook/skype/post much anymore. It's funny, because one thing that kept me going in Costa Rica, especially in the… Continue reading I’m a Senior in College, and I’m Surviving
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
Before I started my blog and before I came to Costa Rica, I read the study abroad blog of a friend of a friend, howibecametexan.com. At the time, I didn't really understand the words I typed into the URL bar (I was not yet advanced enough to understand the concept of "following"), but now that I… Continue reading How I Became Texan
So there's two weeks (not that I'm counting down or anything) until I leave for Costa Rica. I'm posting a packing list so people can give me suggestions if they want/so my future self can be upset with my present self for forgetting something/so I'll actually make one. Also, this is my pre-packing packing list,… Continue reading What I Should Be Doing Instead of Starting a Blog: The Packing List