anxiety noun a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease about something with an uncertain outcome. “he felt a surge of anxiety” The definition of anxiety will always consist of words such as nervousness, unease, and fear… there is no definition out there that is able to explain without the use of negativity and yes, there … Continue reading B E A S T.
Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living , and your belief will help create the fact. – William James If there’s one thing I’ve learned over the years is to never follow the crowd, be it in action, and more especially in one’s mindset. When 26-year-old Inflight Cabin Manager Wade Schaerer … Continue reading Positive Vibes Only
“…the skyline is etched in my veins You can never put that out, no matter how hard it rains…” – Macklemore/ The Town We met under dark skies, her skyline illuminating my path. She was a mystery and I was born curious. I found myself desperate to know her secrets, the treasures she’s hiding between … Continue reading SEATTLE.
American pride oozes from each word I speak… Continue reading “I roll my tongue differently now”
You get a strange feeling when you’re about to leave a place… like you’ll not only miss the people you love but you’ll miss the person you are now at this time and this place, because you’ll never be this way again. – Azar Nafisi You don’t realize how much at home you become in … Continue reading Saying goodbye to my American life
Living in a new country is an exciting adventure for new au pairs but the first few weeks of excitement slowly fades while you try to find your daily rhythm. Some may find they get homesick very early in the program, it either goes away gradually or it may become stronger. In the midst of … Continue reading Overcoming homesickness and culture shock
“I gave my heart to the Americans and thought of nothing else but raising my banner and adding my colors to theirs” – Marquis de Lafayette The 4th of July (Independence Day) is a mega, gigantic deal in America. In true American fashion, my best friends and I spent the weekend being unapologetically patriotic … Continue reading Getting lost in the land of the free
“To some extent, Seattle remains a frontier metropolis, a place where people can experiment with their lives, and change and grow and make things happen.” – Tom Robbins When I had confirmation that I’d be living in Seattle I immediately set out to buy myself a pair of rainboots, that was right on top of … Continue reading Seattle without an umbrella…
“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language and next year’s words await another voice. And to make an end is to make a beginning.” – T.S. Eliot HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! Usually most people recap the year they are leaving behind before bragging about the numerous resolutions they will be tossing over their shoulders … Continue reading The rooftop view
– No quote can properly describe the emotions that come with turning 21. I expected nothing, but an hour went by as I lay in bed this morning and I played all my favorite moments of my life in my mind. I didn’t cry surprisingly, but I came close multiple times. I now joke about … Continue reading The road to adulthood