Thursday is February 14th. February 14th is Valentine’s day. I live in Thabo. The only potential date I had here was canceled via text message. The message read, “sorry I not there, I have… Continue reading

Lesson #12: Sometimes there is no lesson

As candy rained down from all directions I stumbled forward, guided by the mass of people that surrounded me. The crowd moved fast, with only the occasional pause as attendees both old and… Continue reading

Lesson #11: “You can’t always get what you want, but if you try sometimes well you just might find, you get what you need” -The Rolling Stones

I did not want to move to Thabo, I had a meltdown of sorts when I first saw the pictures of the small town that I had been placed in. I panicked, I… Continue reading

Lesson #10: If you’re bored, you’re boring

We all know the feeling- damn I have no idea what to do with myself. You might think Thailand is one adventure after the next, but turns out Thailand has thrown a lot… Continue reading

Lesson #9: Sometimes we befriend the most unlikely of characters: aka Melanie Rosenthal

Let’s talk about the people that I have met since coming to Thailand, because after all it is the people who enter our lives and not necessarily where we are that truly enriches… Continue reading

Lesson #8: Check yourself before you wreck yourself

In Thailand there are no consequences. As an American who is used to living under a long list of rules that I have to adhere to this is a pretty strange shift. As… Continue reading

Lesson #7: As often as possible get deliciously caught up in the here and now

One of the most salient reasons why I travel is so that I can understand what it means to be content. When traveling I have learned that you have to surrender. You have to… Continue reading

Lesson #6: “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams” -Eleanor Roosevelt

It’s almost New Years which means two things: drunken debauchery and resolutions (an ironic pair, but I’m not complaining). So once your hangover has worn off its time to sit down, reflect, write… Continue reading

Some little nuggets of goodness that I have picked up while in Thailand

  Disclaimer: I debated posting this list aware that it might feel empty without the stories and experiences that helped me come to some of these conclusions. However, I decided that sometimes things… Continue reading

I wish I was a little bit taller, I wish I was a baller, I wish I wasn’t so… American?

No matter where I go in Thailand I hear the familiar mutterings of “farang” “farang” whether it is a curious child zipping by on a motor bike or a whole gaggle of giggling… Continue reading