Journal

How I Spent Only $558 on Accommodation While 5 Months Abroad

[gallery ids="514,500,499,498,488,490,497,487,486,485,484,481"] The topic of personal finances can make people uncomfortable. Me? I’m pretty open about it. Especially when I get to talk about how much money I’m NOT spending – how much money I get to keep in the bank. When living abroad full time, you’re constantly...

What is a Bitch, Blessing, and Gift All Wrapped into One?

Time. I wear an analog face watch. It doesn’t need a wifi connection or an electronic charge to work. I can always count on it being consistent and truthful. It doesn’t have glitches, it just is. Similar to a heartbeat, it possesses an unfailing rhythmic...

Falling in Love with the Friends I’ve Never Had the Pleasure to Meet (Yet)

[gallery ids="456,452,449,450,451,448,447,445"] Four months ago – I had just changed into my post-work loungewear and was leaning against my slightly off colored kitchen counter. A counter covered in remnants of steam condensation from my most recent rice cooker stir fry creation. My roommates and I were...

The 3 Letter Word Guaranteed to Alter the Course of Your Life

Humans are tasked with the challenge of finding their purpose, finding that thing or combination of things that gives them internal satisfaction and external value. One word has the power to guarantee you with a route that is not only gratifying, but is fuzzy and...