*This post was written in my journal as a stream-of-consciousness to you, my reader. While feeling isolated in freezing temperatures during the historic snowstorm that left Texas with a power outage and water shortage, I found some warmth when I … Continue reading While I was shivering in Texas, I wrote you this.
There was no one waiting for me at the airport. But I did not have space for loneliness in my luggage. I could not allow myself to dwell in sadness or regret. I was invoking the badass in me to … Continue reading I moved cities. Again.
I was immediately drawn to a baby girl wearing red. She was in her crib, and she gave me a big smile when I picked her up. Her name was “miracles” in Spanish. She looked me directly in the eyes, … Continue reading I may want to adopt a child some day.
Lobster and clam filled up our bellies that afternoon at La Casa del Pescador in Puerto Nuevo, Baja California. We drove to a little private beach where the grey clouds covered the sky. It was easy to feel cozy by … Continue reading The ocean’s in my mouth (Baja edition).
The plane did not fall, and this time I was not surprised. For years, I had struggled with a growing fear of flying, which was obviously ironic because traveling feels like part of my life’s purpose. But I was not … Continue reading Hello there, Tijuana! You taste good.
Sometimes I get sick of eating exotic cuisines on my travels. I hope a handful of you can relate. I LOVE FOOD, and eating local cuisine is one my favorite aspects of traveling – maybe even more so than seeing … Continue reading Living Abroad Taught Me to Love Cooking
A birthday in quarantine will always be an interesting experience. It might not be the ideal plan crafted in my head, but it is certainly unique. I turn 31 tomorrow. Being a birthday enthusiast, I had already imagined myself in … Continue reading A unique birthday.
There is a big elephant in the room on this blog, and I have not been able to write any travel pieces because I feel like it would be crazy of me not to address it first. Today I start … Continue reading The beginning of a while at home (in Mexico)
Ah, the joys of adulting. Today that includes signing an apartment lease, paying my therapy bill, and drinking red wine before 5 p.m. in order to write faster. It’s days like today that make me feel in control, and completely … Continue reading A brief stop in Oaxaca City and other whirlwinds.
Pain can sneak up on you in the most unexpected times of your life. For me, it was in a tropical paradise, surrounded by palm trees and fresh coconuts. I was in the worst post-break-up stage when I walked into … Continue reading My Favorite Strangers