Writing

Creativity in the Time of COVID: Why You Should Keep Making Art in Uncertain Times

Photo by Steve Johnson on Unsplash I first wrote this post in April and published it on Medium. While where I am currently living isn’t in a strict quarantine, there are still a lot of restrictions on socializing (Whether people actually follow that is another thing, but that’s a post for a different day). And …

Chronic Pain, Not Related To Travel

Five Ways Your Life Changes When You Develop Chronic Pain

Photo by Hailey Kean on Unsplash Last year, when I started getting daily, life-interrupting headaches, I wasn’t prepared for how much my life was going to change. I never expected to be suddenly waylaid by my health; I don’t think anyone ever really expects that. Even if you’re highly anxious like myself, on some level …

Anxiety, Chronic Pain, Health, Mental Health

I’m Taking My First Vacation Since Developing Chronic Pain

In a few days my boyfriend and I are going on vacation. Nothing too exciting or fancy, just a couple of low-key days on the beach, which is only about a two-hour drive from where we live.  It’s the first vacation I’m taking since developing chronic pain. And while I’m looking forward to it, I’m …

Affording Travel, Travel

My Least Favorite Piece of Travel “Advice”

Because I like to travel, I’ve spent a lot of time reading travel blogs and other sources of travel advice. I’ve scrolled through pages and pages of blog posts, Instagram posts, and Pinterest boards, looking for inspiration and feeding my wanderlust.  In all my time consuming travel-related content, I’ve gotten a lot of good tips …

View from Highline Park in New York City
Mental Health, Travel

How to Know Your Limits and Feel Better While Traveling

I’m kind of a wimp. I’m not saying this because I’m looking for someone to tell me it’s not true or for sympathy. I’m just stating a fact. I’m not physically strong. I get tired easily. I’m what you might call “sensitive.” If I eat the wrong thing it can really throw my body off, …