Homesickness…

At first you just shake itYou feel it for a momentAnd, then, you forget it You start living in the momentWith all the excitementOf this new experience But, soon you get tiredAnd, it catches up to youYou can’t shake it this time You’ve learned, explored, experiencedNow, your brain is tired readyTo go home This new…

Adulting / Living Abroad

There’s a lot to learn how to do all over again. . . . It doesn’t matter if you were a pro at all those things in your home country because everything will be different in a foreign country. Yes, there will be similarities, and you will learn the differences quickly. But, you will still…

Abroad for the holidays!

Surreal is the best word to describe it. . . . So, I just spent Christmas in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and all I can say is: “Well, that was different!”.At first, I didn’t know how to feel about not being home, but I quickly realized that I wasn’t alone (staying in a hostel definitely helped…

In my thoughts…

There’s so much happening up there. All the time. It never shuts off. It’s always running at a million miles an hour. I wish it would just turn off. I need a break. From all of them. I just want peace for a minute. I just can’t anymore They don’t even agree with each other…

I have a question…

I said that phrase SO MANY (more like TOO MANY) times when I was living in Chile. Or, at least, that’s what I told myself because I thought I was getting annoying, but, turns out people didn’t mind answering my questions; and I learned so much by asking all those questions during those 3 months….

Home after living abroad!?

Coming back home after living abroad for a time is not easy! . . . Yup, Reverse Culture Shock! It’s a real thing! . . . So, I’ve only been back from Chile for about a week now and the only way I can describe coming home after living abroad for a time is: “weird”…

It all makes sense…

I finally understand everything that happened before this trip. . . . So, here I am. I made it to Chile! I am living in this beautiful country, teaching English and learning Spanish with my host family. The process to get here was long, but definitely worth it! But, there are still days that feel…

An hour into my day!

The following post is just one hour into my day (through 15 minute intervals), today-January 28, 2018. . . . I’m going to start with the hour during & after lunch. 15:30 – Lunch time (by the way, I’m currently living in Chile & that is a normal lunch time). Today for lunch, I ate:…

Strange, yet Fascinating! 

Wow! That went by quick! 2 weeks to living in Chile-in the books! I can’t believe it’s already, and only, been two weeks. It doesn’t feel like it’s been that long, but yet, it also feels like I’ve done so much. . . . This year (2018) has already been a crazy year, all about…

¡Summer in January?

Yup, it’s JANUARY and, I can go outside wearing shorts, a tank-top, and flip flops. It’s JANUARY and, I don’t need to bundle-up to go outside and shovel snow. It’s JANUARY and, I can be outside without freezing / getting frostbite. It’s JANUARY and, it’s sunny & +30 degrees Celsius. I keep having to remind…

Santiago, Chile – Day 1 

So, I’ve officially boarded the plane to Chile. And, all I want to do right now is sleep because it’s currently 01:00 (please consider this when reading the following post).  For those of you interested, I’m flying in a Boeing 777-300ER. And, it’s a completely full flight. But, even though I will be squished in…

Smile! / Why I write? 

Even just a simple smile can turn your day around!  . . . It’s true! Try it out: Next time you’re having a bad day, just force out a little grin and see how your mood changes slightly, and then start smiling more and more throughout the day! It really does help your mood (even…