My travel website is slowly on it’s way! Wifi is limited in my apartment & at Umbra, but I can’t wait to share more about the medieval city of Perugia. She’s beautiful.
Enjoy a little bit of Italia & keep an eye out soon for more about l’avventura.
I was reminded of how muchI have to be thankful for when I discovered I had left my laptop at the SFO airport right when I got home around 11 pm (my flight got delayed three times). After a string of serendipitous events, I got a call from the sweetest lady at the airport saying: “the weirdest thing happened, I just came over and saw a laptop on the desk…”
My sister, my brother and I eagerly ventured back in the car for another hour trip back to the airport to claim my precious laptop that holds the portal to all my research papers, photos from the past few years, and numerous personal information and scholarships for my trip to Europe. Running and laughing to the airport arrivals desk in fuzzy pjs and my brother’s shoes that were clearly too big, (my sister of course filming the whole scene on her phone), I thanked the kind woman for her help once I caught my breath.
My phone number was no where on my laptop and it’s password protected.
I didn’t fly through the airline that the woman called me from.
I got the call right after I started charging my dead phone; otherwise I would’ve missed the call.
Because of this experience, my siblings and I got to spend time together for a chance and catch up on each other’s lives.
Call it chance, call it luck, call it a miracle—
Is there anything else you want to tell us about yourself and your career?
“So I’ve noticed this kind of generational gap between people our parents’ age and us. I think that we grew up with the idea that we have to do what makes us happy, you know, that it’s possible to live a life and do what you love while making money. So I think there’s this pervading sense of discontent in people our age because they think they have to be happy all the time, if that makes sense. It wasn’t that way for our parents. Our parents were taught to bring home bacon. You do what your dad did, or what your mom did or what you’re good at and you do what you can to make a living. But for us it’s a bit more abstract and I think that’s why a lot of people are in this kind of frustrated flux, trying to figure out what they want to do. Like there’s some kind of divine calling that’s going to make you supremely happy and I’m still not sure really how that works. I think it’s true that you can make it for yourself and not count on someone else to make it for you; at least I’m counting on that being true. I’m trying to make it my own, so that I can be free.”