When Your Joys Become a Chore

I’m laying on my yoga mat, unable to get myself to do any poses, only able to concentrate on how tired my body is and how much pain my thumb is in. I managed to injure my thumb to the point where I may have tendonitis or severely strained the muscle – and probably because I’ve pushed myself a little … Continue Reading

Koh Lanta, Schizophrenia, and Inner Mirrors

Koh Lanta was a magical place for me, healing and restorative as well as revealing in an unexpected but very welcome way. As I’ve spoken about many times before, I have always seen myself as a somewhat schizophrenic, unstable, and unhappy person, struggling to find the positive in the everyday. I had essentially succumbed myself to being a pained, tortured … Continue Reading

This is why I write

(Preface: Earlier this week I was complaining about how slow my computer was and told my friend I might buy a computer here in Thailand. The next day my computer wouldn’t turn on. Be careful what you put into the Universe. Seriously. I am now stuck blogging on a tiny phone keyboard. Tedious is an understatement.) I had a friend … Continue Reading

The Magical City of Chiang Mai

After a grueling week and a half of pouring over a years worth of content for 11 different classes, learning how to make a year schedule to include all this content and creating lesson plans, meeting all my colleagues and bosses at the school whose names I can’t pronounce, moving and setting up into my new place in Thailand, trying … Continue Reading

First Taste of Thailand

So I’ve tried to recount my travels to Thailand multiple times but I admit I just can’t get it out – I’m having a hard time really describing what it feels like to say goodbye to friends and family and get on a 27 hour journey to a foreign land on the opposite side of the globe where you know … Continue Reading

Goin’ to Thailand

I oftentimes find it difficult to describe why I think or do certain things – why I decide to make the choices I do. I’ve come to the conclusion that all I can do is be honest. So here is an honest story to why I have decided that I am signing a contract to go to Thailand to teach … Continue Reading