From Columbia to Colombia

The flight into Bogota was fine – once my nerves calmed. It definitely would have been better if the little kid behind me wasn’t kicking my chair, but you can’t have everything, right?! Upon landing, I got my first taste of Colombia: a test of patience. I am not a patient person, and I don’t…

Goodbye Maryland, Hello Houston

Saying my goodbyes on Saturday night and Sunday morning was extremely difficult. Even though I did some crying right then, I did most of my crying on the plane later. I realize that the Fulbright is “only” ten months and I’ll be home for Christmas, but it’s feeling like a hell of a long time right…

Fourth of July: Lake Tahoe

Because I am a serious planner, I booked an Airbnb in Lake Tahoe for the Fourth of July back in February. Then, after five months of nearly forgetting that I had purchased the rental property, it was suddenly America’s Independence Day. On Saturday, eight of us rented a boat and cruised around Lake Taheezy in style. We…

Life is Good

Life is good – really good – in San Francisco. The last several weeks were unexpectedly difficult and emotionally exhausting, but overall, this city brings me joy. I love my job, my friends, the weather, the weekend road trips, living so close to my boyfriend, living so close to the ocean. I don’t need a…