In a small strip mall off of Indian School Road, in central Phoenix, there is a bookstore. A man in glasses guards the register, which is actually a vintage wooden desk. Beyond his post, there lies nothing but shelves and … Read the rest
So you want to start a successful blog, huh? Good luck, kid.The Internet
That’s basically the impression I get from the internet when I ask the question how do I make blogging a serious thing? Not only is it … Read the rest
I’m in probably 5 Facebook groups for women who love to travel. One is literally titled Girls LOVE Travel. Every day I get some kind of notification about a post where someone is looking for recommendations for their upcoming … Read the rest
If talking were an Olympic sport, I’d be a gold medalist. I get it from my dad for sure, who can really let it rip if you get him going, and I know I’m the same. Sometimes I’ve been told … Read the rest
The night before I left New Zealand, I had a full on panic attack. I said good night to my flatmates, brushed my teeth, and went to bed, only to all of a sudden find it difficult to breathe. I … Read the rest
I’m off back to the states in about 4 days, just after the weekend, so this may be my last post from The Land of the Long White Cloud. It’s a long trip back, about 27 hours in total. For … Read the rest
Try saying Wairarapa five times fast.
Okay it actually sounds just like it’s spelled, but New Zealand is full of places with these Māori names that seem like a mouthful. Here I am, in … Read the rest
In my room there is a huge skylight that is right above my bed. When I first moved in, it was covered by a piece of black plastic, but the room felt so dingy and sad without the sun that … Read the rest
I am sitting on the plane, one flight of many, and I’m not excited. I’m frankly not feeling any kind of anything. I’m not scared, but I’m not thrilled either; I’m all business.
I made the trip from Phoenix, Arizona … Read the rest
On a regular Saturday back in 2014, I was hanging out with some friends, doing some Sacred Harp singing (just casual). One of my friends, Jonathan, played guitar, and so I asked if he wouldn’t mind showing me some basic … Read the rest