Life, Travel

What It’s Like to Just Pack Up and Go

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to move abroad to a foreign country alone? One where you know no one or even speak the language? Well, I can tell you. To preface, I am someone who’s dreamt about moving abroad alone since forever. Why? I don’t know. It’s just something I’ve always wanted to do ever since I was…

Continue Reading

Life

Letting Go of the Things that No Longer Serve Us

 “Let go of the old in order to make room for the new.” You might’ve heard of this phrase before in regards to cleaning, but I think it should be applied to every aspect of our lives. After almost 6 weeks of living in Spain, I’m finally able to unpack all of my things without wondering when I’ll have to…

Continue Reading

Life, Travel

On to the Next Step: Spain!

Hello friends, After a whole year of planning and hustling, I’m finally ready to take the next step of my journey: moving abroad! For the next nine months or so, I’ll be living and teaching English in Pais Vasco, Spain, as well as writing and exploring. I’m extremely excited for this opportunity to live abroad and learn a whole new…

Continue Reading

Life

What to Do When the People We Love Don’t Agree With Us

I’m no stranger to disapproval. And it seems like I’m not the only one. Last week, I published an article on Shine.com about how I deal with disapproval from my parents and the response really touched me. Several people reached out and thanked me for writing it because they said they’ve also had to deal with it their whole life and they…

Continue Reading

less, the odds,
Life

There Are Always More Reasons to Quit

I often write words that I wish someone else would say to me. And I desperately need someone to say these words to me now. But there is no one, so I will say them to myself and you, in case you need to hear them too: Today I didn’t feel like my best self. I lied on my friend’s…

Continue Reading