Pills, Poop, Parasites, and other problems

The Small Print-Up First and Not Small Disclaimer #1:  I am not a doctor, and this is NOT official medical advice; I have graduated nursing school, have examined my fair share of poop and snot, and have volunteered/visited several health clinics in my travels. I DO consider myself an expert on all things related to Continue reading Pills, Poop, Parasites, and other problems

Every.Single.Thing. I Packed for Madagascar

More than 1500 coherent words on what I packed for two years in Madagascar from the kind of suitcase I had, and everything I put in said suitcase; don’t say I didn’t warn you. Pre-packing (is that even a thing?) I found out in July 2017 that I’d been accepted into Continue reading Every.Single.Thing. I Packed for Madagascar

Forgiveness–of self and others

Forgiveness is a gift you give yourself. I’ve been doing a lot of hiking lately some local, some a little further away. Hiking, especially alone, is always introspective for me. I’d gotten away from it lately, but having covered nearly 30 miles on foot over the last week on the Continue reading Forgiveness–of self and others

So you want to start a blog, do you?

I’ve had a few blogs over the years. All were the free kind with a very specific focus. Like when I went to south america–my blog was more like a travelogue. When I went to nursing school, my blog was all about that….travels to Europe– more travelogues. So I’ve learned Continue reading So you want to start a blog, do you?

Wherein I attempt to be a travel writer in Bogotá

I’ll be the first to admit it: Bogotá was not high on my list of ‘places to visit’. But Colombia’s capital city is a study in contrasts. On one side there is the ultra-modern skyscrapers and modern architecture. On the other side, there are wide, colonial, pedestrian-only plazas dripping with sun and shade Continue reading Wherein I attempt to be a travel writer in Bogotá

I May Be Crazy

Life updates Since my return from Italy, my travel and exploration game has been rather lackluster. I’ve had a few trips along the Carolina Coast and ventured up to the mountains a few times, but let’s be honest, nothing that could be labeled as epic. Oh, and to add some Continue reading I May Be Crazy

Wake me up when September ends

Remember your why. People often proffer this advice whenever attempting something hard. Like running a marathon. Or starting, then completing an advanced degree. How about starting a blog. Or a new job. Life is hard, and certain seasons are harder. You could see the despair in their eyes. The hopelessness. Continue reading Wake me up when September ends