My Life, Travel / 27.05.2016

PHOTO FRIDAY As was mentioned in my previous post, my roommate and I got the opportunity to spend some time in good ole Costa Rica. We were there for two weeks actually. It was SUPER relaxing. The family that we stayed with lives right across the street from the beach. We were total beach bums while we were there, not only going to the nearby beach but checking out other beaches that Costa Rica has to offer. The sunsets were beautiful and waves were super fun to play in. Here are some pictures of the some of the scenery from our...

Darrica's Diary, My Life / 18.05.2016

LEARNING TO BREAK OUT OF MY SHELL Everyone goes through different phases in their life. It's all part of growing up. Part of the process is learning all about yourself. Where there's an action there's always a reaction. The way you react to different situations can teach you things about yourself that you never knew. As I mentioned in THIS post, being in Nicaragua has taught me loads about myself (and I'm sure as time goes on I'll learn even more). One of the things I've learned the most is how shy I am...

Darrica's Diary, My Life / 11.05.2016

CARRYING UNNECESSARY BAGGAGE We all carry different loads throughout life. Sometimes it can be experiences from our childhood that we keep on our backs like an overweight backpack. Other times it can be baggage handed to us from others. Carrying around these burdens becomes our normal. A normal that should've never been. Sometimes we carry baggage that's warranted. Experiences teach us different life lessons that alterΒ how we behave when certain situations are handed to us. Even though that's the case, it's not uncommon for us to take on extra baggage, baggage that's not our own. While being here in Nicaragua I was...

Casual Conversations, My Life / 06.05.2016

"THERE'S A BAT IN OUR APARTMENT!" Living in any third country comes with it's own unique set of challenges. Challenges that you might not encounter anywhere else. Challenges that you might not be prepared for when you get there. Thankfully there hasn't been anything serious enough to make me pack my bags and go home (although if this heat doesn't let up then I might consider it) but there have been things that Nicaragua has served to us that have been particularly...