By the time the end of 2018 rolled around, I felt like I'd already done enough ~*reflection*~ for the year. At the beginning of the year, I set some very SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, Time bound) New Years Resolutions for the year, including blog 2 times a month, run 3-4 times a week, do… Continue reading SMART Resolutions
¡¡Feliz año!! I wrote another thing for Oíste, Peace Corps Colombia's online magazine. The theme was "Famous Failures," and while I humbly think my piece was particularly entertaining because the author is a lovely and intelligent human, I highly recommend you check out the others! I’m sitting in a classroom surrounded by the rubble of… Continue reading Failing with Friends
Back when I started this blog, back when I had irrationally high hopes for my level of commitment to writing, back when I dreamed of creating a blog as revered as thisbriannahope, I had the brilliant idea to log of all the books I read throughout my service. I set an ambitious goal of reading… Continue reading Step 2: fighting pneuwokia
At the beginning of 2018, I made a pledge with two of my Peace Corps friends to actively practice gratitude every day. Although we occasionally slack off, it’s been really rewarding. Some days the top 3 things I’m grateful for are WhatsApp, Air Conditioning, and WiFi, but overall going through this process has helped me… Continue reading Step 1: gratitude
A few months ago, I wrote a piece for Oíste, Peace Corps Colombia's online magazine. The focus of the issue was "self-care" - so obviously, I wrote about a shopping mall. Read it here or on Oíste, and stay tuned (but remember, not too tuned) for another piece from yours truly in the next issue!… Continue reading A love letter to my local mall
"HALLELUJAH RAINY SEASON HAS ARRIVED" I just opened up my computer to find this one line saved as a draft blog post on May 20th. Clearly, I've got some catching up to do. The good news is that it's still rainy season, so I can stick with that first sentence. I've lived in Colombia for… Continue reading April showers, August showers, lots of cold showers
What's that? ANOTHER blog post? Within the same WEEK? Look hoo's catching up!!! Semana Santa is a big week here in Colombia, I flew to Panama City, Panama, to meet up with my parents and get some much needed R&R. We spent four days together there and went hiking, visited the canal, and a lot… Continue reading PCV on Vacation!!
Oh hello there! Can you believe March is over?? I know I can't!! (Yes, we're still doing this thing where we pretend I'm not terribly behind on blogging..I'll catch up eventually). March was an eventful month, filled with lots of ups, downs, bus rides, and late nights staring at Excel. It's almost as if the… Continue reading Marching along
Hello! Happy February!! It's the month of the Superbowl (RIP the Vikings' season), Valentine's Day (technically celebrated in September here), President's Day (...also not relevant here), and of course....CARNAVAL! The fun thing about it being 100 degrees year round here is that I never know what season, let alone month, it is back home. It… Continue reading Let’s pretend it’s February
Whenever I hear the word "remember," I think of my high school choir director (Sup, DH). Whenever we sang a song with the word "remember" in it, he'd make sure we pronounced it re-MEM-ber, rather than RE-member, because RE-member would mean re-attaching your arms and legs after being dismembered. It's a pretty weird image for… Continue reading Remember me?