I thought traveling alone might be lonely, but I meet people everywhere I go! Halfway through the train ride, a lovely Québecoise named Isabelle got on, and we chatted for most of the train ride. We talked (in English) about my plans, her family, how she’d lived in Kansas for a while since she’s military. Her sister happens […]

Today was orientation day. I woke up around 9 am, and since I hadn’t yet found the SWAP office, I decided to make a dry run and get some breakfast. It was a beautifully crisp, windy day, like the days I remember in Ohio back when we still had fall, so I enjoyed the 20 […]

I believe in self-cultivation. I believe that the only way to be truly happy is to look inside and stare down your demons instead of drowning out their voices. My first year of college was tough. I had chosen to go against what was popular at my high school and attend a university where I […]