Running Away from the Real World

Running Away from the Real World

Society tells us the most acceptable way to do things. That’s why you see a long line of women waiting to use the restroom instead of just going into the empty men’s room. Society tells us what is “normal” and what is not. As an American, I’ve grown up with this...
Living a Transient Life

Living a Transient Life

Over the last four years, I’ve lived or studied in ten different cities, some short term while others were months at a time. Recently it’s been six months in D.C., four months back home, and a couple years in Spain. On the surface level, this is what a transient life...
Belgium: the Land of Consonants and Waffles

Belgium: the Land of Consonants and Waffles

I could handle a couple hours of discomfort for an 85-euro flight across Europe, which was the basis of our decision as we boarded the old plane with bright orange advertisements across the side. We were packed into a Ryanair flight with a couple hundred other frugal...