I fell off of the blogging track. Hard. This does not mean I have not been busy here in Montenegro! Perhaps it is a sign that I have been busier actually living life than I was earlier on in my time here. Things I once could spend hours analyzing and attempting to articulate to my … Continue reading Borderless Awkwardness.
ProFellow Interview- "Teaching Abroad: Insights From Fulbright ETA Fellow Kate Poisson"ProFellow.com is a great resource for anyone interested in finding a fellowship. The site is packed with opportunities, tips, information, and personal stories about different types of fellowships and their application processes. ProFellow recently reached out to me about my Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship and … Continue reading ProFellow Interview- “Teaching Abroad: Insights From Fulbright ETA Fellow Kate Poisson”
Until recently, I had never traveled anywhere alone. Not really. I had certainly been alone in transit, but I have always been going somewhere, to someone, or with someone. Even when I was flying to Montenegro by myself, I knew that someone from the Embassy was expecting me. A few weekends ago, I decided that … Continue reading A Solo Trip to Perast
Things are starting to pick up for me in Montenegro. I have classes to teach, appointments to attend, a workout schedule to (sometimes) stick to, and a social life to build. In short, living in Podgorica is beginning to feel more like “real” life rather than an exotic break from my reality back in Michigan. … Continue reading Settling in and Climbing Mountains: Life in Podgorica and hiking in Durmitor National Park
This weekend was one of renewal. I needed it. Saturday morning my fellow Fulbrighter, Joanie, and I decided we needed to get out of Podgorica and into nature. We found a cheap cab to Cetinje, the old capital of Montenegro, and, from there, took another taxi to Bukavica, a small village farther up in the … Continue reading Bukovica to Lovćen to Kotor
I have now been in Montenegro for one week. So, it seems like I should do some reflection. It seems crazy that, just one week ago, I was having brunch at my parents’ house, cuddling with my dog, and having a Simon & Garfunkel dance party in the kitchen with my sisters (Hopefully, some of … Continue reading Michigan Seems Like a Dream to Me Now…
A few weeks ago, I got into my car after meeting my parents for lunch at a restaurant in a random Michigan town and, for about the hundredth time that day, I looked down at my phone to check my email. My stomach dropped when I saw that the message I had been waiting for … Continue reading A New Chapter
A few weeks ago, I was given an assignment in the Emerging Leaders Program I am a part of. Our task: To solicit positive feedback from ten people who know us well. One of the things I appreciate the most about working within the realm of Student Affairs is the emphasis our field places on … Continue reading Unexpected Love Letters
Do you remember that scene from “My So-Called Life”? The one where Angela wakes up one morning and is miraculously over Jordan Catalano so she dances around her bedroom to the Violent Femmes? This isn’t like that. I want it to be, but it’s not. For those of you who don’t connect most major life … Continue reading Vivid Happy
“What do you mean you’re sad? You’re always happy.” The words bounced around in my head last night as I lay back on my porch and looked at the stars. They didn’t seem to be shining as bright as they should be on such a clear August night. Maybe it was the long-forgotten memories I … Continue reading When the feeling goes.