Somewhere I Never Thought I’d Go

Writing this on my flight from DC to Tokyo. Isn’t that dreamy? In about 21 hours I will be in Thailand where I will be pushed into the culture, language, religion, and heart of a place that I know next to nothing about. I’ve had a lot of anxiety leading up to this trip. Life …

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Three Cities and a Poem

  I recently went traveling through three cities in Eastern Europe and it was magic. Here are some photos and adjectives and a poem I wrote on a train.   Bratislava, Slovakia Alleyways and early mornings   Vienna, Austria Palaces and colored lights   Budapest, Hungary Glittery views and sunshine     I walk through cities …

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Dear California,

I woke up this morning with California on my mind, so naturally, I wrote it a letter.   Dear California, You are magic. I bet all the girls tell you that. But it's true, and I mean it. I've been thinking about the first time I ever saw your Sequoias. I was only eleven or twelve, …

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Paris

Ah Paris. You really won me over. I'm going to start by saying something that will make you roll your eyes so hard and think that you cannot relate to me at all: I have never wanted to go to Paris. The only reason I decided to go was because it was on my way …

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New Years + London

I rang in the new year on top of Primrose Hill in London, England, shivering. This year has been all over the map (see what I did there?) I traveled to 10 countries, 4 of them brand new to me. I wrote nearly 20 poems and 6 short stories. I read 13 books (which is …

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Balkan Adventures

A couple of weeks ago, I rented a car and drove with some friends to Matka Canyon in Macedonia and Rugova Gorge in Kosovo. It was glorious. Cars are wonderful things. (Here are bits of a poem I wrote last week) We shake too much. That's our problem. My breaths My knees Your hands The …

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Kids in America

Sorry for the lengthy absence. I was in America for one month for our student exchange program. It was crazy busy but great to be back in Atlanta with my friends and family. I love going back to Atlanta because every time I do, there's some new cool thing to check out (usually food related). …

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