Technically, it’s two suitcases, a backpack, and a large box I’m still seeking out. All the equivalent of four suitcases Amtrak allows. In one month, I’ll decide what goes in these spaces and expunge the rest of it to friends or donation stores. I’m leaving my life in Philadelphia for good.
When I view my past travels, never once did I view them as a vacation (except for family trips growing up). It’s a word that I feel denotes the experience of travel. I’m not a vacationer, but a traveler. Ironically, sitting here at the Deep Ellum Hostel in downtown Dallas, Texas, I want to saySigue leyendo «The Importance of the Vacation»
It’s that time of the year again — the end of it. With New Year’s coming, I only have three goals for 2019. Instead of resolutions, goals keep me focused on the bigger picture. While it can be hard to stick to meeting goals, by publishing them, telling people about them, and putting them somewhereSigue leyendo «List it: My Top Three Goals for 2019»
While a 9-5 can bring security, it’s not a lifestyle for everyone — and certainly not one for me. Learn why I chose to avoid the 9 to 5 after college. Knowing that I wanted to avoid the 9-5 grind, graduating college brought new challenges and job-seeking strategies I wasn’t taught to maneuver. College mightSigue leyendo «Why I Chose to Avoid the 9-5 After College»
Despite its distance in vast darkness, the power of the moon carries our minds back to reality. A reality where the bigger picture makes more sense, even within its own abstraction. As a teenager, I used to scoot halfway onto to the trunk-end ledge of my Mom’s Honda Odyssey (or Mom van) and stare intoSigue leyendo «Using the Power of the Moon to Inspire»
A year ago if you had asked me ‘’What would your ultimate career look like?’’ I would have answered, ‘’I want to have a travel show like Anthony Bourdain and show people the world.’’ While I don’t feel right to respond that way anymore, his worldly pursuits and tales of the globe will always influenceSigue leyendo «Anthony Bourdain: Remembering an Inspiration»
From the life of a serial drifter, self-definition means to keep learning, experiencing, and finding yourself in places around the globe sometimes. Finding self-definition depends on you – of course, we’re always growing, but some of us are always out trying to discover what’s next for us. If this describes you, welcome to my page.Sigue leyendo «A Place for Self-Definition and Everything Else»
For the first time, my Spanish-speaking abilities have been put to a true test. All those grades I’ve received through the years were just measures on a GPA-scale. Being in Panama (or any Spanish-speaking country), puts all that knowledge to the real test: using Spanish in the real world.
If you don’t know it yet, I’m shipping off to volunteer in Panama. In two days from now I’ll be in the sky anticipating my next adventure. This opportunity is one I spent a lot of effort obtaining. One application and two interviews later, I earned my place in this program offered by Learning Enterprises.Sigue leyendo «I’m Off to Volunteer in Panama»
Is it just me, or is eating an abominable amount of food before leaving a country 100% necessary? At this moment, I’m eating Teriyaki chicken soba at the Koja Grill in North Philly.