Adjusting to Culture Shock (And Reverse Culture Shock)

Since I began traveling, I’ve been fortunate enough to participate in long-term and short-term experiences abroad. That also means I’ve gone through culture shock and reverse culture shock several times. During my first time out of the country, I experienced culture shock for the first time. Thankfully, I was with a wonderful summer study abroad …

Why Going From a Size 16 to a Size 8 Didn’t Make Me More Confident

I’ve dipped my toes into sharing my weight loss journey. But I’ve decided to challenge myself by really reflecting on how losing 60+ pounds has changed me. As a young girl and teenager, I dreamed that losing the weight would make me this super cool, confident person. Everyone would want to be friends with me, …