• To the love of my life (who I haven’t met yet)

    Someday, I’ll read this to you. You’ll probably laugh, and I’ll probably cry.

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    When You Can’t Tell Your Mother What You’ve Eaten For Lunch

    I once told a girlfriend that I felt a bit envious of people who complained about being “smothered” by their mothers.

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    Full Disclosure: Why I Haven’t Been Writing

    Everything about my life changed drastically, and while this was not an easy transition, I know confidently that it was the right one.

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    Extranjera Update: December 2019 (Puerto Vallarta and Guadalajara & Tequila, Mexico)

    A month full of celebrations and friendship!

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    Extranjera Update: July 2019 (Puerto Vallarta, Mexico)

    I held my first-ever retreat and finished my last-ever course for my master’s program.

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    Where to Sleep at the Mexico City Airport

    Have to overnight at the MEX airport? Here are your options.

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    14 Things to Do When It Rains in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico: How to Make the Most of Low Season

    When the rain does inevitably, eventually fall, even sometimes during the day: have no fear! There’s still so much to do here in Puerto Vallarta when it rains!

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    What You Need to Know About Low Season in Puerto Vallarta

    Debating a visit to Vallarta in low season? Here’s what you need to know!

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    How I Stay Safe in Mexico

    One of the most common questions I get asked about my life in Mexico is how I stay safe.

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    Extranjera Update: June 2019 (Grand Rapids, MI; Oaxaca, Mexico City, & Puerto Vallarta, Mexico)

    Grand Rapids, Oaxaca, and Mexico City, this was a month packed with travel, friends, family, and fun!

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