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December 14, 2016 Jade Aliana 1

I’m finally back in the States.  The plan was to go to India after Nairobi; unfortunately, I didn’t have the visa requirement for my mini and we were unable to board.  From India we were […]

Workaway II: Out My Bag

December 3, 2016 Jade Aliana 2

In less than two weeks I will be headed stateside and I’ve been reflecting on my experiences while abroad and the next move with my mini. While I had ruled out Workaways after my first […]

Workaway – It’s A No For Me

November 23, 2016 Jade Aliana 0

My first week here was awful.  I had a fever that wouldn’t quit.  My mini couldn’t keep food down and once she recovered she had to care for me until I got better.  I couldn’t […]

Host From Hell: A New Plan

November 8, 2016 Jade Aliana 6

I’ve read so many comments about travelers having the worst host possible or dirty accommodations that look nothing like the pictures.  When I decided to book my rooms through AirBnB I only stayed in places […]

Catching Up With Yesterday

November 2, 2016 Jade Aliana 0

As much as I’ve been trying to let go of being so rigid and routine I’m still working on slowing down.  I know longer have 10 things on my daily to-do-list.  I’ve tried to minimize […]

Getting to Greece

October 9, 2016 Jade Aliana 0

When I first started planning our trip my mini said she wanted to be in Greece for her birthday so I purchased tickets and found accommodations. I was making purchased based on prices and wasn’t […]

Sliding Out My Comfort Zone

September 27, 2016 Jade Aliana 0

Our stay in Cologne has by far been the best experience.  We stayed in a smaller town about thirty minutes from Cologne’s center city.  Every single person that I’ve met here has been so kind.  […]

Fight, Flight, or Freeze

September 23, 2016 Jade Aliana 0

When I was 17, before I had a child, before I was engaged in youth work, before I ever thought of becoming a teacher, before I ever had a history class I enjoyed,  I had […]

Café Conversations

September 22, 2016 Jade Aliana 0

In just two days I have three new students.  I don’t market, I no longer post ads or on ESL forums, I have gotten all of my students in the last year through word of […]

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If It Knocks

September 17, 2016 Jade Aliana 0

I’ve been working overtime this month.  I even went back to an old company just to get my money back together.  As much as I hated working so much I missed the checks. That’s the […]

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