Falling in a Rhythm

The past month has brought about the end of summer with colder weather and darker days and a busier work season—a reminder of the routine of winter. It’s hard to believe that a year ago this past week was my first week at my job and the first week of making the routine that has now become the norm. While it’s only been a year, … Continue reading Falling in a Rhythm

Sunsets on Summer

It’s been a crazy long summer in the USA, full of ups and downs and commotion and it’s all ending in one last culmination of change. After lots of fun in the NYC sun, I’m off to the Czech Republic for a reunion tour before coming back to a new job, new apartment and who knows what else! I’ve realized that a lot of the pictures … Continue reading Sunsets on Summer

Adventures in the Dirt

It’s been a long and busy month and half, full of lots of adventure, so that it feels overwhelming to try and recap—mostly because time is flying by! It’s hard to believe that it’s already July. Time has been a strange thing lately. Less than a year ago I had just finished teaching and still had two more weeks in Znojmo. Now I’m about to … Continue reading Adventures in the Dirt

Moravia in Delaware

Before heading off on my next adventure, it wouldn’t feel quite right without recapping my most recent trip. Last night at the Spanish- English intercambio I attend, one of my new friends judged Delaware for not having anything notable. It might seem this way from I-95, but my weekend trip to Delaware proved that the second smallest and first US state has a lot more … Continue reading Moravia in Delaware

Fulbright and the Chicago Skyline

Finding that Thing

It seems like everyone’s searching for something that makes life worthwhile. I think we all share the common things—friends, family etc—but there’s always the extra thing that’s unique to each person that makes you feel like you’re really contributing to something bigger and more exciting than yourself. In my college essay, I wrote about my “thing” being fashion, but really at the deeper level, I … Continue reading Finding that Thing

NYC Skyline

The Winter that Never Ends

Even though you would think that with the amount of snow that’s fallen on New York City this winter, people might have gotten used to it. However, it seems like the weather is all that anyone talks about these days, as snow and freezing temperatures make it impossible to forget. I realized that after 4 years of balmy winters in Virginia and an unusually warm … Continue reading The Winter that Never Ends

Lighting the Menorah

No Place Like Home for the Holidays

Now, almost a month into 2015 and with the holiday craziness quieted down, it finally feels like I am settling into life in New York with a job, routine and time to finally transition into a full-fledged life here. A lot of my posts have focused on my travels in the past few months, but I kept putting off all of the experiences at home, … Continue reading No Place Like Home for the Holidays

Lake Bled

2014: Another Year in Travels

To continue my new tradition from last year, I decided to finish the year again by recapping all of the amazing opportunities I’ve had to travel and all of the amazing opportunities I have had to learn from these travels. When looking back at my 2013 Year in Travels post, this year has definitely proven to be different. While 2013 was filled with few extended … Continue reading 2014: Another Year in Travels

Roadtrip Sky

North and South…

When I came home from Znojmo, I was sad to think that my opportunities to travel for the rest of the year might slow down. This month though has proved quite to the contrary. In the weeks leading up to the start of my new job, I have been lucky to travel to some totally new and some familiar places in all directions! Going South … Continue reading North and South…

NYC sunset

A Cue from Mr. McCartney and Ms. Rigby

First of all, thank you to everyone who has checked out and shared information about my new business, ESL Write Away LLC!!! Again, I have started this new business to help English language learners improve their writing and access international education opportunities. I have recently started a Facebook page to post writing tips and a Twitter that looks at the possibilities and trends for international education. … Continue reading A Cue from Mr. McCartney and Ms. Rigby