Musings

To Love Is An Act Of Rebellion

To Love Is An Act Of Rebellion

To love is an act of rebellion. In this world of us, them, borders, walls, autonomy, chains, openness, lies, the act of loving is an act in defiance of all we are conditioned to do and be. To love does not mean just to love romantically. To love means to love those...

The End Of Justification

The End Of Justification

Justification, to self or to others, is bullshit. Let me start over. Lately, inconsistency and I have been pretty good friends. Well, Internet inconsistency anyway. The act of blogging, or Youtubing, or social media-ing....these things haven't come consistently or...

How To Plan A Wedding In Two Weeks (There’s A Trick)

How To Plan A Wedding In Two Weeks (There’s A Trick)

Good morning again, LITMO Lifers! I am so happy to be back writing and sharing my new adventures with you! Yesterday, I came back to writing to you after a long hiatus. When you heard the reason though, I'm sure it all made sense - I got married! And I talked a little...

A (True) Story About A Traveler Who Hates Commitment

A (True) Story About A Traveler Who Hates Commitment

Once upon a time, there was a girl. We'll call her Schmanjali. (*Editor's note: this name and story are completely fictionalized so any resemblance to any person living or dead is purely coincidental.) (*Editor's second note: I'm lying.) Schmanjali was a really fun...

How To Ground Yourself If You’re A Highly Sensitive Person

How To Ground Yourself If You’re A Highly Sensitive Person

When I was a kid, I used to wonder why I seemed to be so sensitive to everything and other kids seemed tough as nails. I'm not just talking about emotional sensitivity, I'm talking about physical sensitivity, too. Everything - and I mean everything - impacted me....

The Freedom To Design A Live Isn’t Just About Traveling

The Freedom To Design A Live Isn’t Just About Traveling

When I was most recently working as an attorney at a private law firm, my dad had to have heart surgery. He’s perfect and healthy now, but at the time, his surgery was a stressful thing and I knew my mom – who alone would have been shuttling back and forth to the...

Why I Don’t Believe In Respecting Cultural Traditions

Why I Don’t Believe In Respecting Cultural Traditions

I'm a traveler. Because of this, I like to be connected to other travelers as much as possible. In fact, on any given day, most of my Facebook statuses are from the several travel groups I'm in - some female travelers, some travel bloggers, etc. - posting about...