On self-determination and defining my own life path

Everyone has been banging on about how horrible 2016 had been. And they're not wrong  - Brexit and Trump, all in one year? As an American living in the UK I felt double-wronged. And not just in a theoretical, ideological kind of way. The pound value plummet was, indeed, very real and bad news for my US student… Continue reading On self-determination and defining my own life path

Nine things about Rwanda I can’t forget

Thanks to my (mostly) amazing job, I took two 2-week trips to Kigali, Rwanda in 2015. I am a bit ashamed to admit that at the time I wouldn't have ever voluntarily chosen Rwanda as a travel destination. In fact, the whole continent scared me a little bit (or a lot). And I also knew nothing… Continue reading Nine things about Rwanda I can’t forget

Seven things you might experience in Plovdiv, Bulgaria

J and I don't like to be like most people, so in the run-up to our wedding we had TWO pre-honey moons! They were nothing lavish, just two very inexpensive weekend getaways prompted by cheap flights we found through Skyscanner. One of them was to Plovdiv, Bulgaria - Europe's oldest inhabited city. However, to be honest,… Continue reading Seven things you might experience in Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Personal history: How I ended up on the other side of the pond

I didn't always dream of moving outside of the US on any kind of long-term basis, or see any particular need to. I grew up in a small city in southern US without much international exposure. My family didn't have the extra money for international travel and so it wasn't really on my radar growing up.… Continue reading Personal history: How I ended up on the other side of the pond

Our minimalist, hygge London wedding

At the end of November, after just a 3-month engagement, J and I got married! We had a small, no fuss wedding, and absolutely loved it. I would recommend this to anyone who might feel the pressure to organise a huge wedding but secretly loathes the idea. There is too much expectation to put on a… Continue reading Our minimalist, hygge London wedding