+building "up", not "out"
I always make a point during the summer to fully disconnect & reset. Reevaluate my decisions, unplug from social media, read a book, sit in the sun. Learn new habits, set goals, take naps, eat ice cream. Breathe.Read More
After traveling in any capacity (whether a week-long vacation or a few months of an extended trip), transitioning back to the real world is always a challenge. Emotionally: you're trying to figure out how to fit back into your normal routine, all the while questioning whether or not your normal routine makes you happy and tackling your laundry list of things to take care of. Physically: you're exhausted, jet lagged and digesting weird foods. I suppose there's no real right or wrong way to deal with the transition, but I've found that the following helps:Read More
Mom and I took a bus to Nerja, Spain for the day. Easily one of the prettiest places I've ever been.Read More
I don't really have a point for this post, other than to document a few (very unfinished) thoughts about my time in Spain. I can't believe it's already coming to an end! I flew to Spain in February, people. I've fallen in love with Madrid. I've connected with Spain- and Madrid specifically- in a way that I have never done with anywhere else.Read More
Tenerife. Oh wow. Tenerife was the most challenging and most rewarding trip of mine thus far as a solo traveller. I learned a lot about myself, met intense characters, and was undoubtedly in the most beautiful place I had ever been in my life. I felt moments of empowerment, moments of loneliness, moments of self-doubt, and moments of genuine kindness.Read More