Month: November 2016

Leaping off the Bus

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 – 9:18 A.M. I went to rapolombia. In order to save money (plane tickets would have been $450+) we (Michael, David, and I) bussed all the way to the coast of Colombia, to a city called Cartagena. But let me rewind to the beginning. Michael and I began planning this very on-a-whim trip with our friend Burge and… Read more →

Midway Through

Saturday, October 8, 2016 – 5:24 P.M. I haven’t journaled in a while because I’ve been traveling every weekend (the beach, Cuenca), so I have some more to say. Basically I’m in a state of limbo right now with my life. I’ve been thinking a lot about what I’m doing, what I want, how I can make a positive impact… Read more →

Before Departure

I’m going to allocate two posts for each of the three segments of my semester study abroad experience. Two for before/the beginning, two for the middle, and two for the end. Here is the first. Thursday, August 11, 2016 – 5:03 P.M. I’m sitting at my kitchen table, and I hear my mom’s car pull into the garage. Her door… Read more →

intense realities

I’ve been feeling resentful towards having to post about my time abroad, and for a while I didn’t realize why. But now I do. It’s because this experience has been more taxing and stressful than I ever imagined, for reasons that still leave me dumbfounded. Telling people about these issues and even writing about them feels taboo, because I should be… Read more →