Why “Be Yourself” Is Awful Advice

I recently listened to a podcast by my favorite relationship expert, Matthew Hussey. In it, he claimed that “be yourself” is terrible advice. Why? Because “be yourself” is just an excuse to be mediocre. It’s an excuse to keep doing whatever you’ve been doing. It’s an excuse to not take risks. It’s an excuse toContinue reading “Why “Be Yourself” Is Awful Advice”

Do You Have a Growth Mindset?

Generally speaking, people who travel a lot tend to be pretty open-minded. They tend to be curious and have a strong, innate desire to learn and grow. They tend to have a growth mindset. Someone with a growth mindset embraces failure and sees it as an opportunity to grow and improve. They embrace challenge andContinue reading “Do You Have a Growth Mindset?”

Why You’ll Only Regret The Things You Don’t Do And Never The Things You’ve Done

After college, when the majority of my friends and classmates were entering the “real” world with “real” jobs lined up, I packed my bags (well, overpacked them!) and moved to Toulouse, France to teach English for the year. Even though I was going alone and didn’t know a single person in the city where I’dContinue reading “Why You’ll Only Regret The Things You Don’t Do And Never The Things You’ve Done”

3 Realities of Being a (Digital) Nomad That Nobody Ever Talks About

While I’ve technically only been a “digital nomad” (for lack of a better word) for a year, I’ve always been a bit of a wanderer. Over the past ten years, I’ve moved around a lot. To give you an idea, I’ve lived in Winston Salem, North Carolina (for college); my hometown of Greenwich, CT; Toulouse, France;Continue reading “3 Realities of Being a (Digital) Nomad That Nobody Ever Talks About”

18 Life Lessons I’ve Learned in My 20s

I just turned 29. While it’s hard to believe that my 20s is nearly over, I will say that I’ve had a pretty awesome decade. And while in some ways, I wish I could be 23 again, I am also grateful to be where I am today and excited to enter a new decade. OneContinue reading “18 Life Lessons I’ve Learned in My 20s”

10 Reasons Why Moving Abroad Alone is One of the Best Things You Can Do

I was 22 when I moved abroad alone for the first time. I had finished college a few months earlier and had decided that I wanted to take a gap year before entering the “real world.” So I chose to teach English in Toulouse, France for the school year. Well, I loved it so muchContinue reading “10 Reasons Why Moving Abroad Alone is One of the Best Things You Can Do”