This week has been full of changes and adjusting to new circumstances. We said goodbye to Sanctuary and traveled up north to a town called Cairns (party!!). Three days was enough. Also, getting to know one another in a new environment can be challenging. Suddenly, you are out of the routine and familiarity of where … Continue reading Week 7: Transitions
It's happening. We're leaving. Cue the tears, travel itineraries, and new adventures. I have been at Sanctuary Retreat for one month and it has been (mostly) lovely. Summer is coming to Queensland and with it rain and thunderstorms. So, we are saying goodbye to this jungle paradise and heading south to more temperate weather. I'm … Continue reading Week 6: Snorkeling and Goodbyes
We went to Josephine Falls which is about an hour North of Mission Beach, and it was everything that I want in life. But seriously, I'm barely joking.
So, this may sound crazy, but I'm a little bored. Last week, I felt the need to settle down, but this week I am restless. This could be due to the constant rain and lack of car, but I'm ready to go on a wild adventure. Then I remind myself that this is my wild … Continue reading Week 4: My Lovelies
I’m staying at this place that has huts and rainforest and beaches, and I’m a little sad I’m missing the snow at home. It’s been three weeks and this place is glorious, but I’m tired of moving around. I’m ready to settle and be good at something. It’s taxing for me to keep learning new … Continue reading Week 3: Retreat
Whoa... this week has definitely been different from my usual routine. Working with baby farm animals is exciting, entertaining, busy, poopy, cuddly, and just about a million other things. Every minute isn't wonderful, but it feels good to get dirty and hold little animals. Basically, I am working with a woman (Karen) who runs … Continue reading Week 2: All the Animals
Some days you go to the beach. You walk along the shaded trail, surrounded by trees and brush. You hear birds singing, celebrating the warm day after a rain-filled week. Suddenly, the trees clear and the skies open; before you is the golden glow of a sandy beach being caressed by gentle ocean waves. Ahh… … Continue reading A Short Tale About Showering
I left Seattle on Monday morning and had the best 12 hour flight imaginable. I sat next to (and by “next to” I mean, there was an empty seat in between us. PTL) this lovely woman who was traveling to Taipei, Taiwan for her 45th college reunion. They had an EIGHT WEEK vacation planned that … Continue reading Week 1: Australia
Watching these women choose a dress for their dream wedding feels about as emotionally charged as the snacks I pick out for the plane ride.
Mostly, I feel excited. But at night when I'm trying to fall asleep, or when I'm sitting in my car waiting for the light to turn green, I start to worry. In preparation for my trip, I created an independent research class (with some much needed help from friends and coworkers) at my school. One … Continue reading I’m Scared