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

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

2013-2014 Czech Republic and Slovakia Fulbrighters

All Downhill From Here

This past weekend marked my official halfway point of this amazing Fulbright year. As my fellow ETAs and I kicked off our Mid-Year conference weekend reminiscing about great and terrible bands of the 90s and early 00s I figured this would be an appropriate title for this blog post (“All Downhill From Here” is the title of a song by the band New Found Glory). … Continue reading All Downhill From Here