Things you can do when worry has you in a hold.
Short version: nothing. No, but for real, I didn't. It's been a hot minute since I felt the mental freedom to write. The year feels like it's on velocity mode and yet the days felt twice as long when the events of Feb. 1 took place. I left Yangon, my home for the past 3… Continue reading Things I Learned in Quarantine
As of today, Myanmar has confirmed 8 cases of Covid-19 (coronavirus). I expect those numbers to bloom as time goes on. But this isn't about 'Rona...this post is about me. I'm okay (mostly). I know that family and friends were very concerned with me being here in Asia given everything that's on the news nonstop… Continue reading Covid-19 and Grieving the Future
2020 is feeling like the start from hell tbh. Between the myriad of natural disasters, plane crashes, coronavirus and loss of many loved ones, it’s hella rough. So before I dive into my random, remember to treat pain with tenderness. In the midst of seeing so many mourn the loss of Kobe Bryant, his daughter… Continue reading The Holders of Forgiveness
Do you ever talk with someone who has so many great ideas and business concepts, who would thrive as an entrepreneur but then they never do anything with their ideas? I do. I am someone. Someone is me. Me is someone. I know I'm not alone so this is for all of we out there.… Continue reading The Great Divide: Thinking to Doing
One of the things I enjoy the most about living here in Yangon is probably the fact that food is so inexpensive. For the most part, if you stick with buying produce that are local or in season, it is pretty cheap. The more westernized the food product, the more expensive it is. Here are… Continue reading Cheap Eats and Why I Don’t Cook Much These Days
In small, island churches, there aren’t always elaborate sound systems, teams of musicians or singers with the voice of an angel. Sometimes it’s just a church mother and her voice filled with years of experience of overcoming with God’s Grace and a tambourine. When I was a kid, the tambourine was the funnest instrument in… Continue reading Flamenco Dancing & Church Ladies
To put simply, No. Is it all adventurous and exploring? No. I work. And I be tired. And Fridays I get excited to go home after football practice and just chill in my longyi and chat with Z over wine about the week. My life isn't glamorous but I enjoy it. My salary affords me… Continue reading Have I Glamorized the Living Abroad Experience?
The nature of working abroad in an international school is much like being an international student abroad: when you start, everything is new, exciting and fresh. It takes a little to settle in and you cling to your fellow newbies like a life vest because it feels like you're in open water. You spend the… Continue reading When People Leave
And I'm a little panicky on the inside. When I was 18/19, I couldn't even envision what I wanted my life to look like by the time I got to 30. I had visions of the future but never at a specific age. I knew that I wanted to be done with school by 25… Continue reading I’m 30.