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Coming Out of the Bohemian Closet

My Tribe

Everyone has their own quirks and special preferences that make them unique.  Mine happen to take on a hippie and bohemian quality. They smell of rose water and feel like sand beneath the toes on a Tuesday evening.
 
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How I Decided to Move to Costa Rica

If you asked me on New Years Day 2014 where I would be in 2015, I would have told you Europe.  Germany more specifically. After all, I was on my way to move in with my German boyfriend. To take a leap of faith for love.
 
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How I Shared My Writing for the First Time

I’m a writer (not that I’ve ever confirmed it out loud).  I loved to write as a child and as a teenager, and during my public school education I had plenty of experience in writing courses with teacher feedback. However, my last course was about 10 years ago.
 
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How to Help Your Happiness: A Helpful Post

“Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book.” -John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

Want to know how to make happiness a way of life?  So did I.
 
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10 Great Things About Getting Kicked out of Europe for the Summer

The universe is a funny thing.  It leads us in directions we are not quite ready fore most of the time.

That for me, came again this summer in the form of a visa denial. I did not get approved for visa I applied for to live in Europe with my German boyfriend, whom I affectionately call H in this blog.  Because of European/US travel laws, it meant I only had 90 days I could legally stay in Europe.  Upon using that time up, I had to leave for 90 days in order to ‘refresh’ my Passport and be allowed back into the Schengen area (90 days in, 90 days out).

Flying HomeI spent hours and hours and more hours in research, paperwork and more research to learn how to stay in the Schengen area at the beginning of the year.  All to be denied and forced to leave my boyfriend I had worked so hard to join (he had to finish up his last year of university in Europe), and add more time to our already ridiculous amount of time apart during the long-distance portion of our relationship. Such is life with an American and German in love; a situation so many people must deal with in long distance relationships that are separated by foreign boarders.

I was forced to decide where to go and how to feel about it.  I decided pretty quickly it made the most sense for me to return back to the States, and live with my family in Minnesota for the summer.  I had been in Denver the past ten years (and in those ten years two of them spent in South Korea for grad school).  This was a really special thing I had been offered, to spend the whole summer in Minnesota with my family, something I hadn’t done since I was a kid.

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