Lost @ home

“Traveling – It gives you home in thousand strange places, then leaves you a stranger in your own land.” . . . You see, feeling homesick in another country, brings back the memories about things missed from home. But, feeling homesick at home, is confusing because you’re home, so you think you should feel fine….

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”…

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…

Two sides to everything…

Sometimes you just have to turn around and look behind you for a second. It might change a lot more than you think! . . . Location of picture: Cortina Puclaro 25 minutes from Vicuña, Chile 50 minutes from La Serena, Chile . . . While taking the picture above, I was drawn to the…

Face the fact!

Do YOU own a passport? Fact: Did you know that more than half of the people that live in North America don’t own a passport? . . . Now, I don’t know exactly how many people live in North America, but it’s definitely a fair amount. And, the fact that only half of us own…

Put in the work!

You can’t just put in work when you feel like it. Success won’t come overnight. Your dreams won’t accomplish themselves. Whatever it is that you want to accomplish; YOU have to put in the work EVERYDAY! Results come with consistency and patience! . . . I’ve been living in Chile for 2 months and I…

“Slang” palabras en español…

So, I’ve thought about writing a post in Spanish, but to be honest, I don’t know if my level of Spanish is ready to write a full post in Spanish (but I will soon, hopefully). So, I thought, instead, I’ll just write a few new Chilean slang words I’ve learned (because Chileans use a lot…

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…

Perspective… / A Day in Valparaiso, Chile!

“Perspective changes everything!” . . . So, recently I took a trip to Valparaiso, Chile & I had the best day there, just wandering the city! Here’s an “itinerary” of that trip: 1- I took the bus (1 hour) to Valparaiso alone, and didn’t get lost once! 2- I explored and wandered the beautiful city…

A day in Viña del Mar, Chile!

So, a few days ago, I took a bus to Viña del Mar, which is 1 hour away from the town that I live in, here in Chile. And, although it was a quick one day trip, it made me love Chile even more. . . . Here are a few pictures I took of…

One day – OR – Day one

You decide… . . . Are you gonna keep saying: “one day I’ll accomplish that thing I’ve always wanted“? – OR – Are you going to: “start today and make today, day one of accomplishing your dreams and goals”? . . . That’s all for this post. I just wanted to give you some quick…

Where in the world?

So, I’ve recently realized that I’ve written a few update posts about my life here in Chile, but I never really shared where exactly I am living in Chile. And, so I figured I would share my location, just for those of you that are curious, and might want to visit Chile one day. ….

My Own Material

For today’s post, I was challenged to look through my old Facebook, Instagram or Twitter posts and pick something that stood out to me and write what I think about it now. . . . So, I chose to look through my Instagram feed and, while scrolling through, my very first Instagram post stood out…

A cup of coffee…

A different type of post that I haven’t done yet on this blog, but I wanted to try it out. Let me know what you think in the comments (when you finish reading). . . . I’m just going to write what-ever and how-ever I would, as if we are best friends just casually meeting…

Where I write…

Place, setting, object, method, etc. . . . Many bloggers have specific settings where they write and what they use (laptop, tablet, phone, notepad, etc.). They have an ideal place they go to write about a specific subject using their ideal method of choice. . . . I applaud those bloggers because I am not…

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…

A rollercoaster year!

Hold up! Wait! Before I even start to talk about this past year, I just have to say that in the beginning of this year I would have never imagined being here in Chile for New Year’s. That’s just crazy! . . . I’ll admit, this year has had it’s down/low moments, but in general,…