Panama Archives - 6 Months to Live: The Experiment Continues

Capture the Flag Festivities
June 27, 2013

Vision + People = Dreams Come True

When speaking with friends and reflecting on my own experiences, there are 3 main reasons BIG dreams come true: Be Clear on Your Dreams Persistence--Don't give up! and by far, the most important: 3. People, people, people Meeting Manuel of Isla Coyote, a 6-person fishing island in the Sea of Cortez As Laura Watts talks about in her recent guest…
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Hoop it up!
Life changing moments
April 30, 2013

2 Lessons that Will Change Your Life

Childhood Lessons The first time I dared to create the seemingly impossible I was 13-years-old. I set my sights on attending one of the best schools in Atlanta, even though most of the odds were against me (didn't have family there, applying in a year where they took a handfull of students, different religion, to name a few). My parents…
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One of the most stunning sunsets I've ever seen -- Photo by Eva Skokankova
Being the Change
April 2, 2013

I’m Coming Out!

Remember that awesome Diana Ross song from 1980, "I'm Coming Out?" I distinctly remember 70's Disco music making a consistent appearance in my early childhood--that and Barry White. Looks like my parents were groovin' clear into the 80's! The lyrics go a little something like this: There's a new me coming out And I just had to live And I…
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Some of my favorite students while volunteer-teaching in China
March 31, 2013

Do you believe in Miracles?

Today is the last day to vote for my entry on Panama for My Destination's Biggest, Baddest, Bucket List! If I win, I would be sent on a 6-month blogging and vlogging adventure across 6 continents. This is not only my dream, it's an important part of my life's purpose. We need to reach at least 1,000 votes by the…
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A huge thumbs up & thank you for voting!
March 18, 2013

Why I Want to Win #MyBBB

According to Simon Sinek's Ted Talk, the how and what is not nearly as important as the WHY. With that in mind, I ask that you take a minute out of your day to watch this video I made explaining why I would love to win My Destination's Biggest, Baddest, Bucket List. If I win, I would receive a 6-month…
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Please vote for my dream of traveling the world! http://bit.ly/ZxOPMW
March 11, 2013


Guess what?! Remember when I left everything behind to pursue my dream of traveling the world? I gave everything away, said "auf wiedersehen" to my friends in San Francisco, and was off on my sailing adventure through Mexico! Sailing in the Sea of Cortez I had an absolutely amazing time, but I still had much of Central America and South America…
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Life Experiments
February 25, 2013

30-Day Plant-Based Diet Experiment

As many of you know by now, I had to undergo emergency surgery for acute appendicitis while traveling in Panama earlier this month. I am incredibly grateful for numerous reasons, and I will be writing all about Panama and my experiences while traveling soon. Back in the States after Surgery This post, however, is about a new life experiment I'm taking on for the next 30 days.…
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