On Thursday we took a train to Oxford and I felt like I had been transported into a scene of times past. Oxford carries with it the stately feel of a proper university, and having students bob and weave around us into their respective colleges made our experience more like that of that students who… Continue reading Oxford.
On a whim, Simone and I booked a flight to Birmingham thinking we would be able to visit the U.K.’s second biggest city and make an escape to see the English countryside while we were there. We were able to do the former, but the latter proved to be much more complicated than we anticipated.… Continue reading Birmingham and Beyond.
About a week and a half ago I received a Facebook message from Laura, a friend I had made while at Michigan State University through a ministry we were both involved with. While I had watched her life through social media, knowing she had been traveling for the last two years or so, I didn’t know that… Continue reading Valldemossa and Deià.
Let me tell you, shopping for the ingredients for cookies was difficult. Standing in a crowded aisle, attempting to quickly type into my translator app “harina de triago,” hopeful that I had grabbed the right kind of flour. It was frustrating that something that is so easy back in the United States, something I enjoyed… Continue reading Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies.
Here are a few thoughts on what I’ve learned about twenty-four. Some through experience, and others through wiser people than I… Stick it out through the struggle. And grant yourself patience. Don’t be afraid to try things alone. Learn about yourself. Take yourself out to dinner. Go for an evening walk. Don’t use a book… Continue reading Twenty-Four.
Let me take you back to when I first met Simone. Fresh off the plane, I shuffled to the bus stop with my luggage and a heart full of nerves. I had arrived in Palma, but did not even know where to begin with purchasing a bus ticket to get to my airbnb. And there’s… Continue reading Moving Day!
We set out to form a relationship months ago, getting acquainted through pictures in cyberspace and reading up about what the other has to offer. I knew I wanted you to be apart of my life years ago, I just wasn’t ready for you then as school and other obligations kept me busy. But school… Continue reading Dearest Spain.