My initial intent for these travel posts was to do them chronologically. In fact, I had started the Edinburgh post about five minutes before scrapping that and going with another trip that makes me feel a little bit more motivated: Marrakech. AR and I went on a post-New Years trip to Marrakech in January 2015,… Continue reading Travel Blog: Marrakech, Morocco
It’s been a bit busy over here. Since my last post, I’ve moved cities (same state), gotten more involved in my job, helped good friends move into their first house, and been, honestly, too tired to post anything. Also, I’m still trying to come to terms with what I want this blog to be, although… Continue reading I’m Still Here!
Hello, all- There’s no actual blog post this Sunday, as the previous six were all written about a month in advance and before I got my job. I have a long commute right now (about an hour each way), and I haven’t been up to writing detailed posts to keep up with the regular updates.… Continue reading Not an Actual Blog Post
Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche’s 2013 novel Americanah is an uncomfortable book. It’s a book that doesn’t give you the required 18-inch-diameter private space; rather, it’s constantly in your face, forcing you to see what Adiche’s characters experience in issues of immigration, race, and even, to some extent, language in the U.S. and the U.K. There’s nowhere… Continue reading Book Review: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche
Earlier this month, I accepted a job doing proposal work again. Despite my insistent resistance to any suggestions that I go back to proposals, and despite my increasingly desperate job searches for anything TESOL- or international student-related position, the numbers in my checking account were gradually decreasing thanks to individual health insurance, auto insurance, the… Continue reading Why I’m Back in Proposals (and Why It’s Okay) (For Now)
Leaving my career for graduate school overseas has been one of the best, most frustrating, and most challenging things I’ve done so far, and I don’t really have any regrets (except for the crippling student loan debt). As of December 2015, I have a Masters of Art in Linguistics and English Language Teaching from the… Continue reading Graduate School When You’re (a Bit) Older
On some Sundays, I’ll be posting a throwback travel blog during my adventures in the UK. They will follow a similar format with the same subsections, such as “Food and Drink,” “Language,” and “Best Memory”–stuff like that. AR will make an appearance in some of the travel photos since he was my main travel buddy,… Continue reading Travel Blog: Swansea, Wales