Casual Conversations, My Life / 28.02.2017

  REPAIRING SUN DAMAGED HAIR I did something dumb you guys. Shocking right? Yea I know. The capital of Nicaragua, Managua, is about 839 miles from the equator. I lived in Granada which was about an hour outside of the capital. Needless to say the sun was extremely strong and it could be unbearably hot. Most of the volunteering I did while there required me to be outside in the direct sun. It was rough, but doable. What I didn't realize is the toll the sun was taking on my hair. If you know anything about me I hate, despise, loathe, and...

My Life, Travel / 14.02.2017

GROCERY SHOPPING IN A DIFFERENT COUNTRY I hate grocery shopping. Despise it with every fiber of my being. Unfortunately this is a part of life that you can't really get around. I mean let's face it, you can only survive off of oxygen and water for so long. Here at home in Chicago, grocery shopping is a team effort between me and my mom. I take care of all of the produce and specific things I'll need for the dinners I plan on cooking throughout the week, and she takes care of everything else. That way we can get in and...

My Life, Travel / 31.01.2017

FINDING A PLACE TO STAY IN A FOREIGN COUNTRY I hope you all had a great weekend! My weekend was super busy. Lots of running for an assembly I had to attend on Sunday. If you know anything about me I tend to wait until the last minute to get everything together for any special event that I have to attend. I've gotten better. Believe me I was much worse. Everything worked out though. I had a great time! Because I took such a long break from blogging and last year was so monumental the next few blog posts will be all...

Casual Conversations, My Life / 24.01.2017

HELLO AGAIN! Hello again! I can't believe it's almost been a year since I've blogged. Last May was the last time I've updated anything on here and to say it's exciting/strange/shocking/exhilarating to be back is an understatement. To be honest, I had kind of given up on myself as far as this old blog is concerned. Lack of motivation, being tired ALL THE TIME, and life in general left me no time or energy to do anything but take care of my business in Nicaragua and come home to veg out. Not to mention my emotions were all over the place....