Looking for Closure

It’s almost 9am; I’m sitting at the kitchen table, sipping coffee, looking out into the backyard and day dreaming about my time in Ecuador. It seems surreal that I’ve been in the US for 10 days already. Thankfully, I’ve been crazy busy which is the main reason for the delay in this post – but… Continue reading Looking for Closure

June 15th, 2017

It’s almost midnight, I’m not packed, I leave in 24 hours…..and I’m crying. Honestly, where has the time gone? I remember finishing packing for this trip, going over the important documents I needed in my carry on, downloading all the pictures on my phone so I had enough room for memories of Ecuador and staying… Continue reading June 15th, 2017

Sorry, Mom.

Today I wrote a lot of thank you notes. Thank you’s for the teacher I’ve been with the past 8 weeks; thank you’s to the people who have invited me on field trips; thank you’s to the lunch room staff for feeding me almost every day; thank you’s to the other English teachers for allowing… Continue reading Sorry, Mom.


It’s gonna, gonna, gonna, gonnnnnaaaaa….it’s gonna be MAY!…I mean June – what? Wait, where did May go? Seriously not sure how it flew by so fast. I feel like I was just trying to explain the meme with Justin Timberlake that everyone posts the day before May 1st to my family and today, during my… Continue reading Pause

Coconut Ice Cream

Tonight at dinner (the really yummy Chinese place), my host mom, dad and I were trying to plan a day for a little fiesta before I leave….and it took everything I had not to cry. I told them I was planning on coming back and my host dad, Luis said “with us, or with other… Continue reading Coconut Ice Cream

I should buy more shampoo

The other night in the shower I thought, “I should buy more shampoo – I only have half left.” The next realization (because we all know the best thoughts happen during the shower) felt like a punch to the stomach… I have less than half of my time in Ecuador left. There’s this time frame knowns… Continue reading I should buy more shampoo

I’m still alive (and in Ecuador!)

Wow, I haven’t posted in a while mainly due to a series of unfortunate events including my cell phone being stolen but no one wants to read about bad things so how about the good things that have happened the past two weeks: I graduated college – how exciting! When I get back from Ecuador,… Continue reading I’m still alive (and in Ecuador!)