• Goodbye for now, Vietnam

    The last few weeks have been a whirlwind. There have been happy tears, sad tears, excited tears, stressed tears, and frustrated tears. Pretty much all of the tears. I arrived back to the United States at the end of February to surprise my niece for…

  • Rooted in Temporality

    Sometimes, unforeseen circumstances can throw a wrench in what you thought was a sensible plan. Sometimes, you duck. It’s no secret that I miss home. But it isn’t easy to base life decisions on a life you no longer live and in a place you…

  • The Ticking Clock

    There’s a lot that I want to do this year, but at the same time, there is very little. It’s going to be a rather mundane year of work and figuring out what the hell I’m going to do with my life after my one-year…

  • Home for the Holidays… or not

    I’ve been feeling a little “under the weather” lately in more ways than one; maybe it’s the pollution, maybe it’s this head cold that seems to be getting worse, maybe it’s a combination of those things with my first case of holiday blues. This year…

  • 2019 Year in Review

    2019 was probably the biggest year of my life. I left home for good only a few weeks after graduating and only one week after turning 24. I traveled for a period of time that was probably too long before settling down to live in…