Fitting In!

You try & try, over & over again, to fit in with the world. You think you’ll be happy when everyone likes you. You just want to feel part of something! All you want is to feel wanted. You want to feel happy & loved. So, you try & try, over & over again to…

7 months in S.A.

Wow! I can’t believe I’ve lived in South America for a total of 7 months. . . . Half a year of living on another continent.Half a year of learning another language.Half a year of living in another culture. . . . It’s crazy to think about all the things I’ve done / learned in…

Fear is calling

What if your greatest fear is actually what you’re meant to do in life? . . . Think about that!Think about the thing you refuse to conquer because it scares you too much.Now, think about what would happen if you conquered that fear. What if conquering that fear is the breakthrough you need to accomplish…

2019 Resolutions!

Be fully content & happy! Be authentically myself! Love life! Live in the moment! Let go of the past! Enjoy the little things! Stop worrying about what others think! Meet new people! Inspires others! Live adventurously & meaningfully! Travel more! Explore new places! Speak Spanish fluently! Blog more! Read more! Thanks for reading my blog…

A new chapter!

Update on this blog, and my life:A new chapter is starting very soon (Dec. 5)! . . .  I am “moving” to Argentina! I say: “moving” because I will be living there for a minimum of 3 months (possibly, longer).And, although I’m nervous and a little sad (as this will be my first Christmas away from home); I’m also…

Burning bridges, and ships.

Don’t let it stop you This fear Don’t let it scare you This anxiety Don’t let it consume you This depression Don’t let it take you You can dance On any heartache You can sing Over any challenge Dry your tears Wave goodbye To everything Holding you back From the life you want Step into…

The rear-view mirror…

Your breakthrough is coming! . . . “Dreams in the rear-view mirror are closer than they appear.” Although, you should keep looking forward when chasing your dreams; sometimes you need to glance backwards at the progress you’re making along the way because that progress is actually your dreams starting to come true. Think about it…

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….

Apologies & Promises (A Letter)

*I’m writing this for Mother’s Day, but it can also work for Father’s Day.* It can pretty much work for any day (i just recently got inspired). Dear mom / dad (or anyone else),    I just want to apologize for some things: I’m sorry for ever letting you down. I’m sorry for ever doubting…

Every Mile Matters…

“It’s history You can’t rewrite it You’re not meant to be trapped inside it Every tear brought you here Every sorrow gathered Yeah, it’s history And every mile mattered“ . . . Life is full of ups and downs… it’s full of good decisions and bad decisions… . . . Right now you’re either at…

Stranger danger!

So, “stranger danger” can’t really be in my vocabulary anymore. . . . Remember when you were young, and your parents told you not to talk to strangers? Well, that comes with a lot of terms and conditions, the biggest one being: Traveling. P.S. I’m not talking about those creepy strangers in white vans (you…

Oceans…

Within a year I’ve been to the North Atlantic and the South Pacific in 3 different countries! . . . From: Nova Scotia, Canada To: Glover’s Reef, Belize To: Chile And, the craziest thing is that every time I went to the ocean in those country I forgot which country I was in for a…

My Favorite Type of Tree!

. . . Behind the scene of that picture: So, yesterday I went out for a walk around the town I live (Quillota) here in Chile. And, while walking, I started taking pictures of random things around town that might inspire a post or that I might want to post on Instagram. And, the picture…

Third world country?

So, today, I just learned that chile is a “third world country”. . . .  I mean, I know, I should’ve known before coming here and done some research about it, but it just didn’t occur to me. Chile doesn’t seem like any of the other “third world countries” I’ve visited; there’s something about it…

It’s a big world out there!

“Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.” — Astronomer Carl Sagan . . . So, I found this quote and wanted to share it because it makes me want to get up and travel somewhere, exploring the unknown parts of the world. There’s a place out there in the world that has something incredible…

15 things to…

In today’s post, I’m going to give you 15 things to think about before going abroad. . . . Don’t be afraid of going abroad! Don’t think about what you’ll be leaving behind, think about what you’ll get to experience. (you will learn and gain much more than you will be leaving behind) There’s a…

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…

Dear younger me,

          Hey you! I know you think that your life’s not going super great right now, and I wish I could tell you all the mistakes I’ve made, all the mistakes you will make, all the pain you will feel and just everything to help you have a perfect life & be one step ahead….

No control… 

~There’s something so scary, yet, so “comforting” about not having control over part of your body/future.~ . . . So, today, I went to the dentist to get a filling and he numbed part of my mouth/face. And, during the process I felt the numbness start and I was fine because I could feel it…

Free Love! (your Sunday reminder) 

* * * Please read ’til the end! Thanks! * * * Jesus, the son of God, literally stood in front of death to save you! Think about it this way: Jesus was just walking by and he saw you in trouble, so, he came over and stood in front of you to protect you…