Happy Birthday, America!

Though I hold dual citizenship with Colombia and the USA, I tend to identify as a Colombian before I say I’m also American. I’m not too entirely sure why that has happened, perhaps because of being raised in Colombia, but I cannot deny nor minimize my American half. I...

Oh, Canada!

Oh, Canada! I am happy to be celebrating my first Canada Day as a permanent resident! In the past, I have always celebrated Canada Day as a visitor, and I must say, there is something different about being a permanent resident, eh? Since I moved to Canada two years...

A Tribute to Dad

“If you never seek a yes, the answer is always a no.” That saying has been imprinted in my mind as long as I can remember. My dad told me this over and over, whenever there was something I wanted and was too afraid to ask for or pursue. Watching my dad as I grew up is...

Travel and Education

This month, my husband (Lucas) and I are going to get to travel with my parents a bit as we drive to Chicago and then keep on going north to Thunder Bay, ON. I’m looking forward to this time, as both my parents are experienced travelers, able to enjoy every aspect of...

Language Learning with Memrise

I am a natural sharer. Did you hear about my favorite way to work out? Or how I started developing a yoga home practice? No? Well, those will have to be posts for different days. Today, I’m going to tell you about an incredibly helpful vocabulary-accumulation website...

An Excuse-Free Spanish Class

“I wish I could speak another language.” If I had a penny for every time someone has told me that, I’d have, well… probably a dollar. So, a dollar isn’t much, but I have had numerous people tell me numerous times that they wish they had learned another language at...

Chatting with a Non-Profit Expert

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Laura Huth, from do good Consulting, a small consulting agency for non-profits based in Central Illinois. I had the pleasure of interning with her for a brief season, while I completed my undergraduate degree. From the...

A Tribute to Our Mom!

To say that I owe much of who I am to my mother is an understatement. Not only can I trace most of my personal strengths back to my mom and her loving influence in my life, but the traits I still aspire to achieve are quite evident in her character. She taught me that...

Communication

I could not believe my luck. About 50 feet in front of us, a police officer was standing next to his car, waving me over. As I pulled off the road a few feet behind the police car, I had a sinking feeling in my stomach that my vacation to Morocco was not going to go...

Learning a Language for the First Time

As you know, I grew up in a bilingual home. Prior to my university years, I had no concept of language-learning. Yes, I was that person, that one reaping the benefits of bilingualism as if they were free and easy to acquire. Nevertheless, I always loved languages and...