Songjeong Beach: A Mini-Vacation and An October Swim

Hey so, we now live in a beach town! I’m so excited about it, because I’ve always loved the beach and never lived near one. Even though we’re working a lot of hours at our hagwon job, we can go to the beach on a weeknight if we want to. It’s a bit like a…

Sometimes You Just Gotta Jump Off A Bridge in Iceland

These photos were taken by my lovely sister-in-law during the second of three jumps from this bridge! Beautiful weather that day in early August. Carpe diem. Memento mori.  I’m having weird struggles with wanting the sterile, suburban, isolated, expensive life I thought I chose to escape when I graduated high school. I’m also trying to…

I’m Sick of Curated Online Personae

I’m from Louisville, Colorado. It’s not unique to L-Ville, but a great many people from my hometown are super into making their Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and general online persona look as perfect as can be. Many people I know get professional photography done, in just gorgeous lighting, with all the derpy faces removed. For like,…

My London: 1

I’m supposed to be writing my MA dissertation, but I can’t. I’m wondering what the hell happened to my WordPress interface… A bit of fanangling and it’s better. But still eh. I’ve not been writing much since I moved to London. I feel in many ways as if I’ve lost the spark to do so,…

Long Week, New Lipstick, Accidentally June Cleaver

It’s been awhile, friends. I am working diligently on the latest instalment of the Great Accent Shift, which should be up later on today. My MA programme is taking up every available second of my life, and this week was particularly frustrating. Our lecturers are working on submitting their first 2014 publications or have other…