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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These Days

This past fall was the one year marker of my time here in Kosovo. A whole year. That seems tiny and huge at the same time. "What is my life?" I say this at least three times a day and it's not always said with excitement or hope. Living in Europe can be really exciting, and …

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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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Broken things, Lists, and Paris

It is UNFATHOMABLY warm this week. (Insert some witty comment about Hotlanta here). As per usual, we had a very short week of spring, where my heart soared and I felt like I was in England and everything was perfect and how could anything ever go wrong. Then we had a day of freezing cold …

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10 Things I learned while living in Europe.

Things I’ve learned from 3 months in Europe: 1. They don’t have normal sized spoons. It’s either itty bitty or so big you can barely fit it in your mouth. 2. Fruit is dessert. No wonder people here are so skinny. 3. Everyone looks attractive driving a motorbike. It’s true. Every time. 4. People here …

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