Brexit, the U.S. Election and “The Way It Used to Be”

If you know me well, you know what I’ve been doing since the Brexit vote: reading every article, watching every video and listening to every podcast that I can get my hands on.

Needless to say, I’m worried.

I’m worried because London — the city where I eventually want to attend graduate school, the city I credit with my love of travel, one of my favorite cities in the world — may never be the same again after this vote. Continue reading “Brexit, the U.S. Election and “The Way It Used to Be””

A Year of Failure (and My Decision to Stay in Nashville)

Over the past year, I’ve made a lot of plans. Whether I was planning to move to Australia on a working holiday visa, heading to Europe for a 3 month backpacking trip or attending my dream graduate school in London, what all my plans had in common is that I was DEFINITELY leaving my hometown of Nashville, TN.

As the title of this post may suggest…. things didn’t exactly work out as planned.

It is time for an explanation. Like most true stories, this one isn’t all fun and games… but like the best stories, it does start with once upon a time (and also has a happy ending!) Ultimately, I hope that I can provide encouragement to friends, family and readers who have supported me over the past year with some truth about failure. And flexibility. And what the (long) road to achieving dreams really looks like. Continue reading “A Year of Failure (and My Decision to Stay in Nashville)”