teaching abroad in american samoa

teaching abroad in American Samoa: a year in review

After what felt like both a millisecond and a century, I have officially finished my year teaching abroad in American Samoa. I’m back in the […] Read More

rude awakening: my first time as a minority

My first time as a minority wasn’t until the ripe age of 22. Up until then, I’ve lived in the rural Midwest. People still think […] Read More

meet the teacher who stopped talking

The teacher who stopped talking. I may have a couple of weeks left as a teacher, but that is who I became. When I mean […] Read More

I’m no longer vegan.

Search “vegan” on Google, and you’re likely to stumble upon some helpful information…and a ton of controversy. What’s most shocking is that the controversy so […] Read More

a curious guide to trying new things

I remember back in high school when I had my core activities or interests, and I couldn’t imagine doing anything else and trying new things. […] Read More

how to change your online life

Whether you’ve noticed it or not, I’ve been embracing plenty of change in my online life. I’m shifting my attention and consumption in new directions. […] Read More

stop living in the future. be present.

There’s plenty of talk about the importance of being present, living life as it is right now. Except that feels pretty difficult when you live […] Read More

unexpected lessons in American Samoa

As of today, I’ve taught almost 29 weeks of school in American Samoa. With only seven weeks left on my plate, I can confidently say […] Read More

who I deserve. who YOU deserve.

Since I’m living on an island, this cliché rings true: there’s a lot of fish in the sea. A lot of people in this world. […] Read More

when mental illness is a crutch

The big dilemma of the day: when faced with a challenge, is my judgment based off using my mental illness as a crutch or as […] Read More