My heart has been so heavy the past few days I really haven't even known what to say or do. In the wise words of my dear friend, Ashley: If you are comparing 2016 to a regular election cycle and calling for others to be good sports, to calmly accept the results and move forward, … Continue reading Keys Clenched, Ready to Fight
I have struggled to write for these past few months because there has only been one story I have wanted to tell but I haven’t been able to figure out quite how to share it. I’ve worried that, if I tell it wrong, I’ll sound crazy or incompetent. Or people will look at me differently. … Continue reading Moments.
About a month ago, my friend, Monica, said to me: “I’ve heard that creativity is a gnome that lives in your walls and only comes out when it wants to.” This strange comment has been bouncing around in my head ever since. “Who is this gnome? Gnomes are scary, do I even want to let … Continue reading Silver Linings… and Gnomes.
Social scientists define “flow” as the "mental state of operation in which a person performing an activity is fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus, full involvement, and enjoyment in the process of the activity." Flow is what makes writers write, artists create, and to-do listers draw more and more of those delicious horizontal … Continue reading Flow.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXZdGlYW9SU As all of you know, I came to Montenegro to pursue my dreams of being an actress. Wait... no. Actually, I hate being on video and hesitate to even leave voicemails because I can't stand the sound of my own voice. However, a few months ago, I was invited to help with the harvest … Continue reading Radevic Estate Vineyard Commercial
This isn’t a travel blog, so I am not going to pretend that it is. That’s a good thing, too, because travel blogs are detailed and should point you in the right direction when you are exploring a new area – and navigation has never been my strong suit. I accepted my lack of spatial … Continue reading An Attempt at Encapsulating a Journey
Oakland County Fulbright Press Release The Oakland County Executive Office did a nice write-up on my fellowship and the Fulbright Program. Check it out! I am flattered by the hometown love 🙂
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”
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