Musings

Eleutheromania: The Intense Or Manic Yearning For Freedom

Eleutheromania: The Intense Or Manic Yearning For Freedom

Eleutheromania. Have you heard this word before? One of my best friends posted a meme on my Facebook page today about this very word. "Eleutheromania," it read. "Having an intense and irresistible desire for freedom." I looked up the word - having immediately fallen...

What Does It Mean To Be In Love With Someone?

What Does It Mean To Be In Love With Someone?

What does it mean to be in love with someone? This is a question I've been pondering for some time, especially as I get older and have more conversations with people about life and love. Is there a broad, universally accepted definition of what it means to be in love...

PSA: Put Down Your Damn Phones (Written By An iPhone Addict)

PSA: Put Down Your Damn Phones (Written By An iPhone Addict)

A few nights ago, I went to Britney Spears' "Piece of Me" show in Vegas. Before I went, I struggled with the implications of going to, essentially, a concert alone. How lame was that? What if it was no fun? What if I was the only alone person there? After I decided...

When Does The Struggle Become Romantic?

When Does The Struggle Become Romantic?

Yesterday was a bad day. In fact, yesterday was probably the worst day I've had since I began traveling full-time. And I've had so many bad days, that yesterday felt like the straw that broke the Anjali's back. I've spent the past 24 hours rotating back and forth...

Eating Alone As A Metaphor For Changing My View Of Life

Eating Alone As A Metaphor For Changing My View Of Life

Eating along at restaurants was something I never did before this trip. I can say that with complete certainty: never. I know this because even when I would want to eat out at a restaurant and couldn't find a companion, I would often just get take out, choosing to...