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And Then it All Happened at Once

Do you want to know how to turn your world upside down? I’ll tell you. Write a blog post saying ‘not much‘ is new, about how your life is puttering along while you have, and I quote, a “weird sense that something is about to happen.” Sit back and wait about 48 hours while the […]

Varanasi, India

Lessons About Love From India

Last week I had an idea. I would write a post called “What Travel Taught Me About Love.” Not just romantic love, but all kinds of love. It would be enlightening and speak to everyone’s soul (including yours). Then I sat down to write it, and I couldn’t come up with anything. The more I […]

The Fastest Year of My Life

The Fastest Year of My Life

This is the kind of statement that always makes me roll my eyes internally, but here goes: 2013 felt like the fastest year of my life. I get it now, why people say stuff like that. One minute Jared and I were in the US, trying to figure out what to do with ourselves, and […]


Learning to Dance Like Nobody’s Watching

Toward the end of sixth grade I transitioned from my cat phase and stumbled awkwardly into adolescence. I started to care what I looked like, and spent too long in front of the mirror shellacking down every last strand of frizz. Frizz maintenance required constant trips to the bathroom, including an obligatory stop right after […]


Scratching an Itchy Soul

Let me preface this post by saying that I love our apartment. I love having an oven and a closet. Walking to the beach. Speaking English. Not being stared at. But it’s happening again. The itch. Only this time, it’s a little bit different. It started after my mom came for a spontaneous visit. We […]


What to Do When You Don’t Have a Dream

Stop me if you’ve heard this one: “If your dreams don’t scare you, they aren’t big enough.” It’s sort of assumed that we all have dreams. Big Dreams. Lofty Dreams. Impossible Dreams. But we’re supposed to dream them anyway. Shed those conventions! Trounce on those naysayers! After all, the future belongs to those of us […]