After four years of international living and freelance writing, a three year-long relationship with a Colombian man and much exploration and self-reflection, I moved back to my hometown and am working an (almost) 9-5 job. It’s not quite the dream, but it (almost) pays the bills. For now, my writing career is limited to reviving my blog, which is a little confused right now, but I’m working on it! If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you know I lived in Colombia and Panama between 2007 and 2011 and used to call travel guide writing my “job.” But now here I am in the lovely unincorporated Census-designated community of Centreville, VA trying to find a new and interesting slant for my blog and do a little suburban and urban exploration when I can. Things I’m interested in right now include urban living, urban design, parks and green spaces, getting in shape, fitness, healthy eating, self-acceptance and online and real-life dating, so I’ll probably be writing about these things.
At this particular moment, things that make me happy, in no particular order, are: Riding my bike on warm, sunny days, taking pictures of my dog, hiking , eating Vietnamese summer rolls, nice dinners/evenings with a small group of friends, watching real-life crime TV, exploring small towns, blogging, knitting scarves, useless Internet research, popcorn, NPR, cheesecake dense vegetation and exploring neighborhoods and park, though all these are subject to change.
If ever you need to contact me with Colombian man related questions too embarrassing to post on my blog or you just think I’m so cool you want to discuss something off my blog, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.