Cream Tea

“You can clutch the past so tightly to your chest that it leaves your arms too full to embrace the present.” – Jan Glidewell I sometimes find myself wishing I were somewhere else, with someone else, doing something else. That isn’t to say I never like my present situation, but I’ve been lucky to have…… Continue reading Cream Tea

The Blackout

  I loved the way the candlelight cast shadows along Felipe’s jaw as we sat and talked in the dingy bar. All of Amsterdam had lost power, and we had desperately been trying to find a place to have a good time. Our group of four stumbled into this small bar that smelled of weed…… Continue reading The Blackout

Solitary Semester

In mid-October, I sat on the cold tile floor of a beach house in North Carolina with twenty fellow future educators. It was the end of a relaxing day in the sand, and our two directors had gathered us together to discuss our goals for our upcoming semester abroad. The twenty-one of us who had…… Continue reading Solitary Semester