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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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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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…

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Life

What Do You Do When Your Dreams Break Other People’s Hearts

Pursuing a life of travel and location independence is exciting. But what is often overlooked and outshined by the glossy images of Instagram are the consequences that it has on those around us. In my journey of pursuing my dreams, I’ve disappointed more than a few people, particularly my parents. For as long as I can remember, my need for travel…

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Life

When Life Just Feels Wrong

A few years ago, I constantly struggled with feeling restless all the time. Sometimes I would just sit on my bed and cry out of frustration. Yes, I’m embarrassed to tell you this but honestly, I had no idea what else to do. I felt like I was on the edge of something but I was too afraid to jump.…

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Life

What Walking Away From 9-5 Has Taught Me

This isn’t what you think. I didn’t hate my boss. I didn’t stand up on an office chair and yell out “I QUIT #$%@&*^%!” to the entire office. Nope, it’s not like that at all. In fact, it’s far, far less exciting. I’ve always, always wanted to travel the world and I’m done relying on a job to make it happen.…

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