Less than a month from now it will be a year that I've been scribbling away at this blog. Sometimes I feel like I've said so much, and sometimes I wonder what I could possibly have had to say that was even moderately interesting. I've come to find that I write for a lot of… Continue reading One Year!
I've often heard the saying "the best laid plans of mice and men, often go astray" but for the life of me I can't remember who said it right now. I am also so determined to remember it on my own that I refuse to google it. Some people prefer "if you want to make… Continue reading The Unanticipated Life
My first year of teaching is coming to a close. I am 98% relieved by this, 1% shocked, and 1% baffled. Out of the sixteen students I've taught this year, I can't say that any will be forgettable. With each child I've had moments and stories that I will be sharing intermittently for the rest… Continue reading Year’s End
And then there's this.
I had an unexpected conversation the other night that has stayed with me all day. I was talking to my older brother about life; how we've changed since we were kids, and what we thought we'd be doing and what we thought we'd be like. My brother and I don't often have what you'd call… Continue reading Castles and Nomads
My brothers play a lot of video games. They're always unlocking some weapon or some super power or upgrade. And they're always talking about it. Unlock. That word gets stuck in my head, and presents itself for usage at novel times. While I was at work I was thinking about how much I look forward… Continue reading Unlocking the World
I no longer talk about long term plans with people I've just met. I don't frequently talk about my long term plans with people I already know either, but there's a very particular reason I don't discuss these things with new acquaintances. More times than I can count, I've met somebody that I would have… Continue reading Not Sharing
It's been about 24 hours since I submitted my Peace Corps application. Immediately after submitting it, you're sent a Health History form, which took me the better part of an hour to go through, even though I've a limited medical history. Honestly the best part about going through it was that it gave me a… Continue reading Goodbye Morocco
I try not to talk about it because I tend to get way too excited about it, but if you haven't figured it out already, the Peace Corps has been a life long dream of mine. I am pretty sure I was younger than 10 when I read something in a National Geographic magazine about a Peace… Continue reading Peace Corps
According to Frank Herbert's Dune, "fear is the mind killer." I believe that 100%, no question. I've never considered myself to be fearful, of anything really, but especially not in a paralyzing capacity. But as certainty of the future starts to go out the window, and a plurality of options opens up, I'm starting to think that… Continue reading Battling Fear