Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.

This is my personal blog and a space that I try to make sense of my wandering life. Depending on the day it could be a helpful resource for the country I'm in, or a self-help guide. We'll just have to see ;)

Learning to live, and how I ended up in Costa Rica

Here we go again. Even though I’ve been here for over a month already, I thought it might be time to give a proper update. For those of you who … Continue reading

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Discovering the real meaning of a resume (It’s not all about the title)

I looked around the room at Green Drinks, a local meet up for environmentally minded business folk. As I mingled, name scratched in permanent marker on the white sticker clinging … Continue reading

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5 Reasons Patagonia Isn’t What You Thought it Would Be

Patagonia. It’s a place that has been described – albeit correctly – by every cliche and metaphor you can imagine. Just the word stirs restless energy in travelers hearts, and … Continue reading

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Doing the Fire Dance

When you work, eat and live with the same people there are bound to be “inside jokes” that the new generation will be introduced to. Tonight, on a car ride … Continue reading

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“I’ve learned t…

“I’ve learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow. I’ve learned that you can tell a … Continue reading

August 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

How to pack for __ months (a long time)

A lot of people have asked me, incredulously, “How are you supposed to pack for a whole year?! I’ve passed the same question along to friends who have more experience…and … Continue reading

August 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Bumblin’ part 2: Where I need to be

After reading my original post from a year ago about where I was in life, then another – bit darker one about my immediate readjustment to coming home…I figured it … Continue reading

August 21, 2013 · Leave a comment


I have yet to figure out the direct correlation between the time on the clock and my sentiments to the past. However, I do know that It’s late and I’m wandering down memory … Continue reading

February 7, 2013 · 1 Comment

Homeward Bound

I’ve been back for a while now, and if anyone actually reads these things I’m sorry for the delay. And even though I’m back in my typical role of wearing … Continue reading

February 1, 2013 · 2 Comments

Culture Shock

When I used to help teach sessions to newly returned study abroad students, ¨culture shock¨ was used to describe just about every change in emotion resulting from being back in … Continue reading

December 11, 2012 · 1 Comment

Check us out! Guyana Farmer to Farmer feature blog

Check out Jack and my experiences in Guyana on the Farmer to Farmer blog! Buenos Aires tomorrow….nos vemos pronto! Discovering Guyana through the lens of a volunteer : Video … Continue reading

November 23, 2012 · Leave a comment