2016 was a mixture of rocky roads and smooth highways. It was a hectic roller coaster ride that went by too fast. A lot of people have left and a lot more are going to leave, but the new arrivals are welcome to stay for as long as they like.
I have a lot of things to be thankful for which all happened in the past year – our thesis, graduation, the backpacking trip, employment, a new family, and more time to go back to my hobbies. Being 20 has made me busier than ever! Continue reading “Twenty-one? 21.”
Two decades. My whole life can be summed up in those words, and oh, what a life it has been. Although I am nowhere close to some of the future Monicas I envisioned 14 years ago (an astronaut, a missionary nun, and a professor), at least I’ve got the traveling part of all three professions pat down. Outer space continues to be too far and too scary, but I’ve been in a anti-gravity room; seen cosmic collisions up close; and tried counting the stars in more places than I can count. That’s close enough, I reckon. Continue reading “20 Travel Goals on my 20th”