Three years ago I flew home from a year abroad in Madrid. And three years ago, my life changed forever. No, this is not your average study-abroad-changed-my-life story (well, in most ways, it is…). This is your life can change in an instant story—the kind of change that is unexpected, unforeseen, unanticipated, unwanted, unimaginable, and, quite […]Read more "Three. Years. Later."
Feeling like I’m on another planet adventuring with fellow Fulbrighters and friends in the Northeast of Brazil. -Watch in HD-Read more "2016: May"
Frolicking through the Northeast of Brazil in good company, having a damn good time. -Watch in HD-Read more "2016: April"
Well, sometimes I go out by myself and I …think about my daddy. It’s funny the things you remember: the highlights of your memory, and the flashbacks that are triggered by certain chord progressions, especially those that are continuously played all over Maceió. Amy Winehouse fills the sound waves here, and hearing “Valerie” takes me to our […]Read more "Why don’t you come on over, Valerie?"
Prancing around Alagoas during my birthday month. -Watch in HD-Read more "2016: March"
The beginning of my Fulbright grant: Adventures in Miami, orientation in São Paulo, and head-over-heels excitement in Maceió. -Watch in HD-Read more "2016: February"
Of inspiration. Of happiness. Of excitement. Of a little bit of nervousness. But, mostly, of love: for new people, places, and prospects. The positive vibes are flowing and I’m feeling like I’ve found another tribe. It’s only the first day of our three-day orientation in São Paulo, and yet I’m already floating on that newness […]Read more "Day 1 of Brazil: My Heart is Full"
Saturday I was in pain. I hardly left comfy seated or horizontal positions and I only stopped crying for the duration of a movie almost as sad as my snowed-in, sad-as-hell day. Outside was changing at a rapid pace, snow piling on top of snow on top of a place so familiar. But I was […]Read more "When Grief Presses Play"
Our last month taking in everything Colombia has to offer: Goodbye classes, gorgeous landscapes and great company. -Watch in HD-Read more "B’quilla Take Eleven"
Resolved The Dengue Affair, received The Best Surprise from my mom and cousin, and romped around the coast in November. -Watch in HD-Read more "B’quilla Take Ten"