Reverse Culture Shock in Singapore

Culture shock is defined as the feeling of disorientation experienced by someone who is suddenly subjected to an unfamiliar culture, way of life, or set of attitudes.  If you’ve ever traveled to another country, you know first-hand what this feels like.  When I first moved from the United States to Thailand, I experienced the culture […]

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I am, and have always been—a planner.  An avid to-do-lister. A plan your days, weeks, months, and even years planner. And a previous weddings and events planner. You can say that organization and time-management hold high priorities in my life.  These things that allow me to feel a sense of control over my life give […]


Travel Changed Me from a Planner to an Adventurer

Human connection is a basic need for every person on this earth—whether you’re an extrovert who always enjoys being surrounded by people, or an introvert who enjoys your personal space—we all seek out, and hold on to connections in our life. From family to coworkers, and friends to strangers; we’ve all got that “Myspace Top […]


Making Friends Abroad vs. Back Home

Moving to a new country is the biggest “fresh start” anyone can have, and it came at a time when I needed a fresh start the most. Years of cultural conditioning and trying to fit in with the status quo turned me into a person that I could not connect with when I looked in […]


How Traveling Made Me Comfortable in my Own Skin

Over 24 hours of traveling time, 14 hours of time difference, and 7,917 miles later… I had finally landed in my new home—Thailand! This move brought about many new firsts: first time leaving America, first (extremely) long plane flight, first real jet lag experience, and first time being a foreigner. Having lived in California my whole […]


First Time Foreigner—Reality Check From Across the World

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Whether you’re a family member, friend, friend of a friend, stranger, or just a random person who stumbled across my page—thank you for taking the time to read this. This blog is for you. Why I Started a Blog “Either write something worth reading, or do something worth writing” – Thomas Jefferson These words perfectly […]


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