Growing up, I’ve been told many different things about my ancestry. I’ve been told I have a little Native American blood, that I’m predominantly English with a little Irish, that my great great great whoever is the late President Pierce, that I have viking ancestors with the name Skullsplitter, and that one of my great … More I got my DNA tested and my travel dreams have changed.
Everybodyyyyyy! My birthday is coming up in a little over a month! #libragang. This birthday more than any other has made me think a lot about aging. Believe or not, for a while I was afraid of this birthday. I was afraid to turn 23 because I thought I was getting old… (I know, I … More It’s My Birthday And I’ll Cry If I Want To
In a previous post, I talked briefly about how Timor’s history of colonialism had drastically affected the meaning of beauty in this country. For about 500 years, Timor-Leste has been controlled by others, and this has influenced their language, customs, and perspectives of other peoples. Almost 20 years since independence, you could call the current … More Identity Crisis
Hey y’all. I recently had an experience that made me respect the f@*$ outta parents. My cousin, who I love to death, asked me to babysit her kids because she was going to a work party with her husband. Her kids are great and super adorable, so I said yes without hesitation. The … More Adventures in Babysitting
Hello lovely people! Happy New Year and welcome to my first post of 2018!! I hope this year has treated you well so far. Personally, these past few weeks have been rewarding, exciting and challenging. I’m finishing up my fourth semester in school (this is my last week :D) which means finals and getting ready … More Life Update+What 2018 Holds
Below is the latest post documenting Marta and Shaun’s adventure in Timor-Leste. You can view the original post and more here. Enjoy! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ We’ve been trying to get into the habit of cooking one American style meal for our family every week. Last week, we made an Italian inspired dish called Carbonara with pasta and … More 5 Day French Toast (Marta&Shaun Update)
Hey guys! As most of you know by now, our fabulous Marta and her equally awesome husband, Shaun traveled with the Peace Corps to Timor Leste. Below is an update of how things are going so far! Be sure to check out their blog here. Enjoy! Hello all! We are finally posting an update from out … More Update w/ Marta & Shaun
Hello, lovely people! A few weeks ago, during my research about living a zero waste lifestyle,I came across this super cool company called “Imperfect Produce”. I was drawn to the company initially because of the images of mangled fruits and veggies that you don’t normally see at grocery stores. I’ve been ordering from Imperfect … More EAT UGLY!
Helllooo, It’s been a while since I wrote to you guys. Things were a little rough, but what doesn’t a sinfully delicious chocolate cake not solve? I think the best cure for the blues is whipping out the batter and the oven with your little sister. All this while listening to Crank that by Soulja … More (Yummy) Ugly Gluten free, Dairy free, Vegan cake
Hey readers, This past weekend, I graduated college! Well, almost. It’s story time. Three years ago, I graduated high school with every intention to either, A) Travel the world on my own, or B) Move across the country and attend college on the west coast. Instead, I ended up going to college fifteen minutes down … More Living Radically: Graduating Early