South for the Winter

The first step to finding joy was finding the right pair of shoes. Rewind with me for a second back to Bondi Beach. My first afternoon there I got settled into my homestay, breathed in some fresh sea air… and then headed over to the first thrift store I could find. Little did I know […]

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Unavoidable Existential Thoughts Which Accompany Visits to the Ocean

Today, it actually was something resembling warm–so I got on a bus for 20 minutes to Sumner and went to the beach! I sat on a rock and ate a sandwich and then watched as the ocean washed away my oh-so-carefully engraved words in the sand. **shameless plug: see more pictures on my Instagram under this […]

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(Re)birthday

Laying half-priced jackets over wet benches and navigating early morning conversations under neon lights. Getting reacquainted with mushy peas and flaky pies while watching the last beams of the sunset play on the surface of the harbor. U2’s music making its way into my heart via my headphones as I watch people stretch out optimistically […]

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Birthday #22: How to Celebrate Solo in Sydney

Sometimes, you end up in a foreign country on your birthday and have to celebrate alone. Instead of getting down in the dumps, you can take a moment of silence for the coconut cake from your mom and hugs from your friends you won’t be getting, and then you can move on! Here are 22 suggested […]

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Day Trippin

It all started with the promise of ramen. Way back in my first week in Tokyo (wow, how time flies!), another girl in my homestay invited me to  go with her and her friends to the neighboring city of Yokohama. What followed were delicious food and breathtaking views. Click here to read more about my day […]

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