Photo: My mom and I celebrating New Year’s! I just got an email from someone about my blog, and it made me realize how many months I’ve let gone by without updating this baby! This is a good time to say that I LOVE chatting to people about the application process and my experiences here, so […]Read more "Hello 2018!"
Photo: me at a mirador in Finlandia this past weekend! I’ve been slacking; sorry! In my free time, I’ve been busy cooking at home, traveling, mentoring, and hitting the gym. That’s right…I AM GOING TO THE GYM. I found a gym last month that was literally a block away, but I didn’t know it was there […]Read more "3 months into my 2nd year"
Sorry for the late post, but I’ve been in Colombia for about a month! For the months of June and July, I was home in NYC, and that definitely refreshed me. I thought I would go through some major reverse culture shock after being in Bogota, Colombia for 10 months, but I was totally fine. […]Read more "Starting my second year in Colombia!"
I have a week and a half left Bogota, and while I will miss several people here, I miss NYC! A lot. I miss my favorite burger made at the Dram Shop in Brooklyn, ordering from my favorite Vietnamese and Chinese restaurants, being in my own culture that is unique to NYC, and most importantly, hanging […]Read more "Wrapping up my time in Bogota!"
We´re in April now, and I have two months left of my grant here in Bogota. BUT…I get to return to Colombia in July!! In early March, I applied for a Senior ETA position, and I received it! I cannot be more excited. I will be placed in Pereira, a beautiful, small city in Colombia´s […]Read more "Good news!"
According to this article: one “should expect phases of adjustment. These stages usually are: Initial excitement of the honeymoon period Period of confusion and worry Recovery phase Repeated culture shock followed by re-recovery Finally, there is a breakthrough“ Not sure where the hell I am, but the good thing is that I´ve been able to […]Read more "Moving forward"
These past few weeks have been difficult for me. All of a sudden, I feel like I’ve been dealing with cultural difference after cultural difference after cultural difference and they all have gotten to me in some way. Perhaps, I am more homesick than I thought. Perhaps, that is making me feel more sensitive than normal. […]Read more "Cultural differences are a #$@&#"