Category Archive: Pre-Departure

How to….Flee the Country

From within the throes of starting Year Two in Colombia,  I thought I’d repost something I wrote about a year ago on moving abroad and long-term travel. Enjoy! How to….Flee the Country. About… Continue reading

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Blast off.

Thank yous. Boys and the entire Danbury crew for putting up with me. Coworkers and bosses at AIFS for a great ten months. Gunner for snugs and not eating anything important. Teagan, Brianne… Continue reading

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From Within the Whirlwind

By the time I post this, it will be midnight, and 24 hours until January 4th. That’s the crazy day wayyyy off in the future when I get to go to one of… Continue reading

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On Roommates…and Some Whining

Once upon a time approximately a year ago, one of my oldest friends was pretending to listen to my mental breakdown regarding dying cold and alone in my parents’ house with no job… Continue reading

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How to….Flee the Country

I get a variety of responses from people when I tell them I’m leaving the country for a year, from surprise to confusion, worry and indifference. One common reaction, particularly from people around… Continue reading

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The Brookfield Family Holiday Special

For anyone who didn’t make the VIP holiday card list, enjoy: A glorious representation of our roommateship.

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The Latest Installment of “Home”

“You will never be completely at home again, because part of your heart always will be elsewhere. That is the price you pay for the richness of loving and knowing people in more… Continue reading

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Pre-Departure State of Mind

I did that obnoxious blog thing where I didn’t post anything for over a week, much to KRISTIN SMITH!’s dismay. I’m actually annoyed at myself as well because I was determined to really… Continue reading

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The Program

[Note: A HUGE thank you to the 7th and 8th grade Westport Field Hockey Association parents for your generous donation to my fund!] The scramble of months categorized as “Pre-Departure” for endeavors like… Continue reading

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Thankful

A few things for which I am thankful: Passports My Volkswagen Cabrio babycar Ambition Blue pens Roommates Pretzel M&Ms Employment First World comforts IPAs Cousins: near, far, big and small Happy Thanksgiving. -… Continue reading

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