Happy Friday, friends! I’m so happy to report that it’s been such a good week here in Bogotá. Nothing that eventful, which ha been a very welcomed change. I joined a spin studio here (less than $100 for one month unlimited!) and have gone the last six days in a row, Sunday through today (Friday), and it’s felt so good to get back into a workout routine that reminds me of home. I absolutely love my apartment location this month! We live right by Parque El Virrey and the area kind of reminds me of a mini Upper East Side or something… Everything I need is a 5 minute walk away, it’s amazing. And I got #blessed with the master bedroom and bathroom in this apartment (I had the smallest bedroom the last two months) so that’s be amazing, too. It’s been a much, much needed fresh start and I’m finally feeling like myself again after a rough few weeks.Continue reading
As I was in my bathroom getting ready for bed on Sunday night (you know the drill… nighttime skincare routine, flossing, examining my pores, roots, and unruly eyebrows, etc), I yelled out to Arielle in her bedroom about how much more ready I feel for this upcoming month here in Bogota. (Living with me is a real treat, I’m sure.) But in all seriousness, I got to thinking about why… Why were my Sunday Scaries not as bad? (And if you’ve ever done Remote Year, you know that the first Sunday night in a new city is like your usual Sunday Scaries x10.) What did I do this weekend that made me feel more settled? Did I do anything last week that helped make this transition smoother? How can I make sure to repeat this in coming months?Continue reading
At long last… (Almost) every outfit I wore in Lima! If you missed the memo, I was living in Peru for one month earlier this fall. My Remote Year program started in Lima, so I spent the month of September living in the Miraflores neighborhood in the coastal capital. Here, you’ll find my daily outfits that I wore to work, as well as a few “sidetrips” to Huacachina, Cusco, and Machu Picchu, too.Continue reading
Wow, what a month. I truly can’t believe we’re halfway done with our 4-month Remote Year program at this point. Where has the time gone?! It’s a very sobering thought to think that we’ve all been together longer than we have left together.
I’m not sure where to even begin with month two, but let’s start from the beginning, right where we left off the day before I left Lima… Lima seems like a lifetime ago, truly. It seems like a year’s worth of life was lived this past month in Medellin.Continue reading
Happy… Sunday, haha. I’m sorry this post is a few days late, but this has been one crazy week. Between taking on the Positive Impact lead for our Remote Year group, throwing together a last-minute beer pong fundraiser on Friday, my debit card being compromised and someone charging over $4k in fraudulent charges, and then another account getting compromised and me being fairly certain that my identity may actually be getting stolen, on top of a handful of personal things… It’s been a friggen week. There were plenty of things that went well, though, so I’m trying to focus on the positives!Continue reading