The men of Colombia

The men of Colombia

"I was ~literally~ a different person in Colombia. There's Colombian Beth and there's American Beth." When I told my parents I was going to Colombia alone, it was kind of like *ummmm but but WHY?!* My mom is very open-minded when it comes to travel -- she was in the Peace Corps for two years [...]

Caffeine in the Capitol: Love ‘n Faith

Caffeine in the Capitol: Love ‘n Faith

Love 'n Faith Community Cafe 2424 14th St NW Washington, DC 20009 http://www.lovenfaithcafe.com "Can I have a piece?" the woman behind the counter asked as I took my bubblegum flavored Trident gum out of my bag. I had never been asked this in a coffee shop before, usually people are in their own heads, reading [...]

How to move away unemployed and still make it.

How to move away unemployed and still make it.

I wasn't made to stay in one place for too long... The night of August 22nd, my mom, sister, and I packed my life in a UHaul van. Inside was my bed, new dresser, and endless bags of random sh*t. We were expected to leave at midnight and make it to our destination by 8am [...]

The fairytale weekend without a fairytale ending.

The fairytale weekend without a fairytale ending.

I sat on the ferry, looking out to the overcast sky, praying for some sunbeams to peak through the clouds at some point. I kept myself occupied playing with the puppy that conveniently sat next to me while I tried to overcome my anxiety that had unexpectedly hit me by surprise. I looked out the [...]