In five days, I’ll be flying home for Christmas. The journey brings about a lot of anticipation. Hopping onto the plane is a bit surreal. Seeing the U.S. coastline from the window is exciting. Stepping off the plane is pretty damn exhilarating. But there’s one feeling I get when I go home that’s better than any other…Continue reading “The Best Feeling In The World”
Ho, ho, no?
It’s December 1st and I’m wandering through my little Czech town to soak up the Christmas cheer. In a store, I hear Mariah’s “All I Want For Christmas” playing as I stroll through aisles of glitter and sparkle. To my left are rolls of elegant lace ribbons, as dainty as snowflakes. To my right are seasonal dish towels, embroidered with reindeer motifs. In front of me are mugs and napkins with Santa’s likeness printed on them. It’s just like home. And that’s the problem…Continue reading “A Very A-Merry-Can Christmas”
During a semester abroad in Italy, I went on my first solo trip. I planned a five-day stay in Copenhagen but, only after 48 hours there, I was sobbing on my hostel bed. I called my mom and told her how miserable I was. Feeling consumed by loneliness, I cut my trip short and booked the next available flight back to Italy. It wasn’t until after I received the flight confirmation email when I realized that I had been doing the whole traveling solo thing all wrong.
Two years ago, I was at the gym five days a week. It was my playground. I could unleash my energy and run around like a happy-go-lucky border collie at the dog park. It was where I wanted to be but the gym isn’t my happy place anymore.Continue reading “The Gym Isn’t My Happy Place Anymore”
I came to the Czech Republic almost 15 months ago. It’s kind of crazy to think that, at 22 and as a recent college-grad, I up and left the love, safety, and security of life in the U.S.Continue reading “Why I Moved 4,000 Miles Away From The People I Love”
I’ve always prided myself on my loyalty and integrity in relationships. These days, however, my faithfulness is coming into question but not in the way that you’re probably thinking.Continue reading “I Feel Like I’m Cheating”