Personal Development

Reflections on Doing Hard Things

Reflections on Doing Hard Things

One of the biggest reasons I knew I could do this trip was that breakup in 2010.  Despite all of the pain and discomfort, I proved to myself I could do hard things.  I showed myself how capable I was after having the rug pulled out from under me, with almost no friends, nowhere to live and virtually no possessions.  I was okay.  I survived.  

Living Simply: Adapting to Life on the Road

Living Simply: Adapting to Life on the Road

My life is so entirely different than it was just two months ago.  After backpacking through Colombia, Ecuador and Peru, I feel like I've settled into a much simpler lifestyle, one that, despite its many annoyances, is now filling me with a lot of satisfaction.  Here are just a few everyday things that are different than my life back home.

Solo Travel Week: Leaving My Comfort Zone

Solo Travel Week: Leaving My Comfort Zone

This past week (well actually 10 days to be exact), I was alone in another country for the first time ever!  I spent the time in Lima, Peru's capital city, in a beautiful and modern district called Miraflores.  I rented a private room in a hostel and had access to a kitchen to cook some of my meals.  Here are a few things I did to get outside of my comfort zone: