do it for the aesthetic

Right now I'm eating spicy tamarind, a common snack which also seems to help with a lot of ailments, and lounging in bed. Occasionally looking in the mirror because I'm in awe of how much I seem to be glowing. I know that sounds self-involved, but it's purely because of sweat. I've been getting into…

Such Great Heights

I moved to Chonburi! It's a beach city about an hour outside of Bangkok, and it is a totally different pace of life. As someone who has often been plucked out of one situation by the universe and placed into a far better one, I should not be surprised that I now find myself in…

Hidden Magic in Hua Hin

It's New Year's Day. This has been an intense week so far. I've once again had to uproot my life and try to figure out my next move in Hua Hin. There have been some very bright moments, moments of extreme calm and clarity. There has also been a lot of discomfort. Not knowing where…

Just in time for 2020

I wrote and posted a rant in the heat of frustration that I've since taken down. I've had some time to regroup and cool off from the situation, and I'm in a very good place now. I'm seeing that all that's happened has occurred for my highest good. I'm looking at my situation as part…

Happiness among the ruins

There’s a clothing shop on my street that I’ve gotten a few things from. Everything there is secondhand, and a lot of it has been modified, which I’m getting really into (learning some very basic upcycling techniques until I graduate to using a sewing machine.) Anyway, the owner is a very sweet Thai woman who…

Beauty in the Unknown: Matilda Edwards

In this installment of The Chronicles of Badass Female Solo Travelers, we will hear from my lovely friend and enormous inspiration Tilly, in her own words. Name: Matilda Edwards Age: 20Nationality: Australian Tell me a little about yourself…Imagine you’re in a Beer Garden enjoying a catch up with friends, and you hear this repetitive loud…

Pain, pain and more pain.

The main discovery I’ve made over the past few weeks, is that every day things get easier in some way. It might just be small, incremental shifts, but those are guaranteed to add up. My first week in Sukhothai was by far the hardest of my trip. It is jarring to go from a month-long…

How the Other Half Lives

I’ve noticed that over the course of a couple months, my priorities and interests have undergone  a big shift. I thought before I was socially conscious, and I was, but only in my limited scope of living in a first world country.  Living here, I see the effects of all of the wasteful practices that…

Winter in Thailand

Just typing this out makes me feel like I've lost my hardened New England edge, but it's been cold here since this weekend. It got down to 11 degrees Celsius (which I just had to Google in Fahrenheit, and it's only a laughable 51.) I know, I know, my friends back home are bundled up…