About a month ago, a friend of mine sent me a video of him sledding down a nearby mountain. As a snowboard instructor, he sped smoothly down, drawing a curved path in the snow as he and his buddies raced to the bottom. It looked like wicked fun. Yesterday, I found out for myself.Continue reading “March Mountain Madness”
If you asked me what the best part of my job is, I would say, “Connecting with my students as people.” It’s something I not only enjoy but also take seriously, especially when it comes to young students.Continue reading “The Best Part Of My Job”
What makes a good friend? Is it someone who saves you the last Oreo or binges Netflix with you on a warm, sunny day? Is it someone who sticks by you no matter what or calls you on your bullshit? Is it someone with whom you feel most like yourself?
The evolution of my writing has been an interesting one and, throughout it all, I’ve never doubted my skill. That is, until now.Continue reading “Have I Lost My Way With Words?”
The year is 2020. Some people call it the Digital Age. Others call it the Internet Era. By any name, our time is one marked by globalization, a process of interaction and integration between various stakeholders worldwide.
Economically-speaking, it has spawned raw materials and investment opportunities on a global scale. Politically, it has altered diplomatic relations with the rise of intergovernmentalism, evidenced by organizations such as the United Nations, European Union, and North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Seemingly a result of these alliances, the rate of cultural diffusion has never been higher, correlating with rises in global migration and tourism.
Enter me. Among the countless byproducts of globalization is my life. In 1997, I was adopted from Russia by American parents. Especially given my roots, I grew up with a global mindset which later led me to live abroad. To date, I’ve thrived in the globalized world. I’ve reaped its benefits. Yet, I’ve also witnessed its shortcomings.Continue reading “Globalization Kind Of Sucks”
In less than five months, I’m leaving the Czech Republic. Although I’m flying home to the U.S., that’s only a pit-stop before my next international adventure…