Poetry

That Which He Has to Give to Himself

He wakes up And she’s not there I can hear his heartfelt cries in the morning And my heart aches But I know, there is nothing I can do Death is not something I can make light of What can I say? What can I do? It always feels so heavy I put my hands on his shoulder Hoping I…

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Travel

The Less Pleasant Side of Moving Abroad Alone

Warning: this post might trigger several “Ughs!!”. If you follow any travel bloggers on Instagram, you’ve probably seen or heard all the beautiful pictures and exciting stories. But what you probably haven’t seen or heard as much are the headaches and frustrations that come with moving to a foreign country alone. Why? Well, not to deceive you but because we…

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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…

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Travel

From New York City to Basque Country

How’s life in Spain going, Hui? Enjoying all the tapas?! “Well, er, I’m in Spain but not really.” What? Every time someone from home asks me how life is going, I have to give them a little introduction to the Basque Country. So here it is: Unless you are really into history or geography or know someone who is Basque,…

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Travel

Excitement, Uncertainties, and Unexpected Homesickness

“Llesta, llesta!” the bank teller yelled at me. I didn’t know what she was saying but by the way she was waving her arms at me, I didn’t have to guess. I was done. That was one of the many steps I had to take in order to get my Spanish I.D. “Yes, finally, I have everything I need to…

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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…

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