Below is the sequel to the goodbye blog I wrote earlier this summer. This blog has been extremely difficult to write because it kept evolving as my experience progressed and my perspective changed; every time I thought the blog was complete, something big seemed to shift or change. At one point, I erased it all … Continue reading Goodbye: The Sequel
Following my action-packed weekend, it was back to the grind and figuring out that work/life balance we all strive for. Monday came with a full day of work and the start of our positive impact (PI) planning. Members of Kairos came together to learn about how Remote Year helps the communities in which we live, … Continue reading Finding Balance: Work, Play, Service
My mom may say she's younger than me at this point, but turning 30 was worth it! Joining a new community of people right before my 30th birthday left me thinking I would ring in a new decade with a quiet evening celebrating by myself. I could not have been more wrong! These strangers who … Continue reading 29 Again? Not Me!
With arrival day complete, it was time to jump right in. We kicked off Monday with a city welcome, introducing us to our Split City Team, workspace and the place we would call home for the next four weeks. They provided important information on themes like the political climate, minority acceptance, and how to tip. … Continue reading Jumping Right In
Now for the piece you've all been waiting for...the start of the action from Split, Croatia! I may be two weeks into Prague already, but better late than never. After sleeping through (according to me) or surviving (according to Ahi) the flight from Munich to Split, we were welcomed at the airport by members of … Continue reading Welcome to Split!
"Who doesn't know what I'm talking about Who's never left home, who's never struck out To find a dream and a life of their own A place in the clouds, a foundation of stone Many precede and many will follow A young girl's dreams no longer hollow It takes the shape of a place out … Continue reading And We Have Lift Off!
Going forward is something simple. What is left behind is what is hard. — Dave Mustaine How do you write about the goodbye's when moving away, while remaining true to the emotion felt throughout? How do you capture the excitement, sadness, fear, and happiness but most of all, love? While saying goodbye is never easy, … Continue reading The Longest Goodbyes