I am an introvert, so I use books to fill in the spaces that others fill with conversations. This may not be the most effective means of learning about others, but I think it allows me a wider world perspective than I could possibly enjoy otherwise. It also makes me more cognizant of the lives of the humans around me. Instead of seeing stereotypes, as I am so wont to do, books remind me that people with rich histories inhabit the bodies around me. What does any of this have to do with freedom of speech?
What I would have told/reminded myself of before going to stay at a climbers' hostel in California... Use your rhetoric masters degree and know your freaking audience. God. Do not waltz in wearing a clean, pretty print dress. It doesn't matter that you are wearing dirty Chacos, or that the dress is one of the … Continue reading 6 Lessons for When Staying at a Hostel
Before starting the trip, we created a budget, anticipating how much money we needed up front to get us on the road. After going through roughly 3-4 different set-up options, we decided to tent camp and stick primarily to traveling around the western U.S. See our blog about why here. Below, you will find our … Continue reading Truck Set-Up Cost Breakdown
I should preface this with the fact that we do not have Cable or TV, we only used internet for our viewing pleasure up until the last week or so. Because our apartment lease is up at the end of May, and also because we hate Centurylink with a burning passion, Dave and I decided … Continue reading TV Withdrawals…
I'm torn. Here's the deal. I'm in the process of submitting work to a job I don't know if I want. Because the position is remote, they have me doing multiple writing prompts to make sure I am going to work for what they need, which is an online content writer. I should mention that … Continue reading Status and Work Anxiety: What is living the “good” life anyway?