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Have you ever sniffed rubbing alcohol to prevent vomiting? Steeped ginger root in hot water to cure nausea? Rubbed lemongrass oil on mosquito bites? Well, you know who has? Mama Pearl. And so have I, thanks to her. Real quick: If you ever find yourself in a similar situation as what follows, don’t feel badly. […]
The Twenties are the years of exploration, both geographically and introspectively. And nothing beats when the two go hand in hand.
Finding my bravery is an ongoing, evolving process, which can be difficult, emotional and downright messy. Today, it looks a little like sitting in a coffee shop, interacting with strangers.
I’ve recently – in the past week – come to the conclusion that missions are an interesting phenomena. They illuminate how a person or group views themselves, while simultaneously suggesting how said person or group should be judged. For instance, by creating a mission statement, I’m not only saying “here are my values; this is […]
I’ve been sick for the majority of the last 2 months and I’m beyond tired of it. It’s extremely frustrating, and I am starting to think that maybe I have the weakest immune system on the planet. However, it hasn’t always been this way, so I decided to try to figure out why this might […]
It took me a few days to begin to process what I saw and how I felt during my first trip to Haiti. After only four days on an island just 600 miles from the U.S. coast, my mental and physical exhaustion levels felt more on par with traveling 3,000 miles to spend a week […]
Here’s a teaser for my newest post on the American Observer’s site: “Ok, so I know my blog is about Discovering DC on a Student Budget…but mutliple experiences this week have made it painfully clear to me that in order to properly discover the city, I need to know where I am, where I’m going, and how […]