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Taking the garden with me.

It was a summer evening like any other. I was sitting out on the porch and staring into space. The Sun that was relentless and harsh the entire day was slowly setting. 561 more words

The Thought of Goodbyes

Samuel and Lisa asked about leave dates today so they could buy flights. End of April or early May, I have to clear things up at the home front to make sure I can get a ride home from the airport. 197 more words

Aunt And Nanny Grace

Why Homesickness Never Really Goes Away When You're a Nomad

Moving overseas takes a lot of work. For months, your life is taken over by a seemingly never-ending to-do list of unpacking boxes, shopping for furniture, starting a new job, trying to figure out how the heck to get to the grocery store, and so on. 541 more words

New Zealand

The importance of coffee, flowers and books

“Maybe you had to leave in order to really miss a place; maybe you had to travel to figure out how beloved your starting point was.” (Jodi Picoult)

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Fighting Homesickness While Abroad

Going into this study abroad trip, I thought I had EVERYTHING planned. I had read countless articles about things to do in Rome, and made sure I knew the ins and outs of international travel. 981 more words


When the Shoe is on the Other Foot

It is hard to really understand the lives of other people, unless you can walk in their shoes. For years, the lives of immigrants to America have not really interested me, mainly because I assumed that moving to an unfamiliar place is no big deal, with basically every place the same. 1,315 more words

The long tale of Evelyn going to Italy...

So… In my last post you read all about how I was a “warrior against my anxiety” and how I was going to “tough out my trip” 378 more words