These scars…

These scars won’t lastThey might hurt nowThe pain just feels too realWill they ever go away? These scars cut deepThey are changing youYou can barely think anymoreWill it ever become normal again? These scars are opening a new chapterThey could become positiveBut, right now, they feel deadlyWill it ever feel good? These scars have taken…

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…

Day 1 in Buenos Aires, Argentina

I made it to Buenos Aires, Argentina!  . . .  My first 24 hours here were a whirlwind of emotions. I couldn’t believe that I was actually here (it seems too surreal). I was so happy that I finally made it! But, after the initial feeling of amazement and happiness, the culture shock hit me. I…

Memory Lane…

A trip down memory lane… Things used to be a little more black & White Life seemed so much simpler It never mattered what the weather was Cuz jumping in all the puddles used to be normal And running around under the sun with no set purpose was simply exciting Those were the good ol’…

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”…

Living with a host family… / Leaving Chile…

My experience living with a host family in another country in 3 words: Interesting-Exciting-Difficult . . . So, in case you don’t know. I lived with my host family in Chile for three months, and I really got to know them and they really started to become like a real second family. But, at first,…

Hello Fall?…

…So…when I normally think about Fall, I think about: – Leaves falling -Sweater weather -Time to get ready for snow…and Christmas… Well, that’s not the case for me this Fall because it’s Fall right now in Chile, and I can’t think about any of those things. Instead, I’m thinking about: going swimming, maybe getting ice…

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…

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…