Here I Am!

I am alive!I am anxious!I am beautiful!I am blessed!I am changed!I am cleansed!I am changing!I am daring!I am excited!I am exploring!I am experiencing!I am filled!I am following!I am failing!I am growing!I am helping!I am imperfect!I am joyful!I am kind!I am loved!I am learning!I am living!I am leading!I am listening!I am marvelled!I am motivated!I am nervous!I…

Going Backwards…

When better feels backwards…Maybe it’s not actually backwardsMaybe you missed somethingMaybe it’s actually forward When better feels backwards…You’re actually moving forwardYou’re always learning somethingYou’re being changed  When better feels backwards…You are being changed You are seeing yourself in a new environmentYou are moving forward When better feels backwards…Remember that “better”Is all relativeTo perspective When better feels…

The Endless Cycle of Constant Failure

I keep failingYet you forgive meOver and over again I keep strayingYet you look after meEveryday I forget about youYet you never forget meNever I try to do it on my ownYet you still look after meNo matter what I do I try to hide my shameYet you show me itAnd you forgive me right…

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…

The Life-Changing Ticket

A simple ticketTo fly to a foreign placeWithout return plan One simple purchaseThat could change everythingIt takes some courage Will it be worth it?Am I ready for this change?When will I return? Doing all of thisTo spend a few months abroadLearning and living Day by day with faithNot thinking about the pastOr the future And,…

Happy Valentine’s Day! <3

So, this is my first post in February, which makes me kinda sad (I really wanted to post more) and I don’t have an excuse for not posting (I did post a lot last months, but this month has just flown by). I promise, I have more posts coming soon (I’ve been doing a lot…

As I sit here…

Here I am, waiting… Learning patience everyday! I sit here and wait. My day will come. I just know it, so I wait. Patience is a skill. I’m perfecting it. I get better and better – Everyday, I wait. I get discouraged. But, I never stop learning. There is a reason. I don’t know it…

Glow-up…

What happened to you? Something seems so different… Explain it to me? Something has changed… Can’t put my finger on it… What could it be? I like the old you. Is this some sort of phase? When will you be done? . . . I’ve simply changed… I learned some life lessons, I’ve gone through…

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 need you!

Yes, you! I need YOU! Don’t give up now! This poem is for anyone out there going through a tough time in life right now. Please, don’t do it! I know you’re tired! But, just focus on staying healthy, and keeping your mind fit! I know it’s exhausting! It feels like the only way out….

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….

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…

Learning how to chill…

So, stress is not fun at all. And, learning that the hard way makes it even more stressful. . . . While I was living in Chile, I learned that stressing about things is never a good response. I learned to just go with the flow; to not always stress when things don’t happen on…

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”…

¡Una publicación en español!

So, just a heads up: this is a short post… Also, please don’t judge my Spanish. I’ve lived in Chile for 3 months, so I’ve learned a lot, but, I know, I still have lots to learn. But, I wanted to try to write a post in Spanish. So, here it is: . . ….

Coco!

So, I just had a “weird” experience. . . . I just went to the movie theatre here in Chile and watched a Spanish movie (w/o subtitles). . . . It might not seem like such a weird thing, but that’s the best word I could think of to describe it. It made me feel…

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…

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…

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…