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I’m re-blogging this post for the final paragraph: the part about not looking for anything in particular but exploring all of the possibilities for happiness. There isn’t just one answer. There isn’t just one way to live your life. You don’t have to do what you think you have to do (graduate, have a career, …

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Annie: The One on the Road

24 years old from Oakland, CA I remember one day when I was teaching a grade 5 class, my students had burning question for me. They couldn’t for the life of them figure out a way to say it in English and could only repeat the Thai word over and over. They tried drawing pictures …

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Post from the Past: February, 2012

I published this post on February 1st, 2012 on my lame little Athens blog that no longer publicly exists. Loneliness is something I’ve had to deal with while living abroad. I remember, and maybe idealize, my life in college as one in which I never felt lonely, but this post is a reminder that the enriching, stimulating …

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Solitary

“HAPPINESS ONLY REAL WHEN SHARED” – Chris McCandless People tout solo travel as an important path towards self-awareness and growth. It’s true that being out in the world alone can be deeply empowering, but most of the time it’s empowering because of the people you meet when you’re out there. I’m here to argue that …

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34° South to 34° North

“Devastated” doesn’t even begin to describe the way I felt about leaving Sydney. I think Jordan and Josh can attest to this fact: They drove me to the airport that fateful morning and held me as I openly wept onto their shoulders. Jordan, eyebrows crinkled in empathy, continually insisted, “don’t cry – we have so …

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Lucky #13?

I’m done with Week 12 of my 13 weeks of classes here at Sydney Uni. After Halloween weekend (which, by the way, is only half-heartedly celebrated in this country – I’ll get to this later) “exam period” ensues. And, let’s be honest, my three weeks of exams are pretty much a joke. I have two …

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