The sounds of birds chirping make their way through my ajar window. An orange glow creeps along the wall, bringing the lights from the streets into my four corners. Garbage trucks trickle along the edge of the asphalt, cleaning up what was left behind. It's 5 o'clock in the morning, but my mind isn't running … Continue reading 5 AM: Time Tells Tales of Parallel Universes
There’s a set of stairs ahead of me. People are busy debating the gender signs for bathrooms in America, but I’m over here looking for a ramp to just get inside of one in Israel. It wouldn’t matter what kind of symbol is on the door. Accessibility has found a new fan. It’s been exactly … Continue reading Lessons in Footnotes
When I look back since the beginning, I can see all the changes. Few are tangible, many are deeply felt, and some are subconsciously expressed. The ups, the downs, the mundane and everyday. The 9 countries traveled, the handful of new friends and acquaintances, the things I shed, the things I left behind, the new … Continue reading 2017.
The list can go on an on, but here's what I found to be the biggest dangers of traveling, or more precisely, returning from a life-changing trip. 1. Culture: You'll experience so many different cultures, and at the same time, come to find that societies do have different expectations and values in different places. Therefore, when … Continue reading The Real Dangers of Traveling
It's the first day of fall. It's my favorite season, and I'm back in Los Angeles. From the months abroad, if I had to pick one word to define how I've returned, I'd choose "liberated." Liberated from material things, liberated from the desire to have anything new, liberated from the suffocation of self-inflicting anxiety, liberated … Continue reading Fall Forward
“I used to be afraid of failing at something that really mattered to me, but now I'm more afraid of succeeding at things that don't matter.” - Bob Goff If you haven't heard of the book "Love Does," here you go. Yesterday, I was sitting in a friend's loft hanging out under her stairs, and I … Continue reading Love Does.
People say the world is small, and that's an expression to showcase how the seemingly coincidental moments occur. When you really think about it, the world is large, vast and in a way, can be considered infinite. Often when I'm at the beach, I think about all the grains of sand and how there is … Continue reading Sand, Se(e) and Shorelines