All tagged Inner Thoughts

On the post-travel blues

Traveling is incredible. It presents us with infinite opportunities to explore faraway places, grow, and connect with kindred spirits. But, one inevitable part of traveling is rarely talked about – the post-travel blues. It’s that dull state of mind we find ourselves in when we must settle back into our normal routine after having had an epic trip, regardless of duration.

The Rosebud Diaries – End of Year Reflections

With 2016 soon coming to a close, I decided to take stock of the past twelve months before setting goals for the new year by writing ‘The Rosebud Diaries.’ In this piece, I share three roses (wins from 2016), three thorns (struggles faced in ‘16) and three buds (hopes for 2017). Here is to acknowledging the good and the bad of the past year, while maintaining a hopeful outlook for 2017. 

THE RETURN EFFECT

Due to my imminent return to Chicago [for a brief stint to visit family + eat ALL the food] and as a nod to the sometimes nostalgic-filled holiday season, I write about the various meanings ‘returning’ can denote. Whether we are going back to our country of origin, our childhood home, or revisiting something more intangible like an inspiration or an experience. I also explore my personal definition of home.