Antigua, Guatemala

Hello to everyone from Lake Atitlan, Guatemala, a Pretty Decent Place.

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– Boring kibbles you can skip –

It’s been almost 8 months since I left and it feels like nothing and an eternity at the same time. I only talk to a handful of people regularly but I hope everybody is more or less (mas o menos) doing okay. I really do.

All of my posts are shamefully retrogressive (Exhibit A: the Machu Picchu post that has been in my Drafts folder for about 5 months) but I ***aspire*** to pay more attention to this thing now that I have more time.

This is coming from a person who has failed majestically to keep a blog, but having a regularly updated blog takes extreme self-discipline (I have none). It is also a great way to develop your writing skills, voice, and understand the balance between what you want to write and what your audience would be interested in. Like I said, I can hear you guys snorting at my aforementioned statement because I haven’t done shit, but for real. I have a voice but I don’t know how to translate it into writing. I don’t know how to produce pithy and succinct writing. I write, but it doesn’t feel like “me.” It takes practice. Years and years of practice.

OK, anyway.

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Round Are Way

Since I last posted –

  • Visited Cusco again in July

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  • Had my iPhone stolen – hence couldn’t take any pictures, which killed my already non-existent soul

  • Had to opportunity to volunteer for a weekend with other teachers at a school /village for underprivileged Quechua children

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  • Moved out of the apartment and lived in a hostel for the last 3 weeks because of landlord problems~
  • Finished teaching and left Peru on August 29 – spent amazing time with some students and other teachers

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  • Hung out with Alex, my old coworker from Booz Allen, and his boyfriend in Arequipa
  • Laptop crapped out

  • Flew to Costa Rica and spent a week together with my friends back home in Monteverde and Puerto Viejo

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  • Now spending a few more days in Costa Rica until I figure out my life – at this point I’m looking to teach in Guatemala

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I am so lucky.

I am also about the worst person alive to have a blog.