Why I Still Travel After I Almost Died

Buenos Días Mi Gente! This post is brought to you from Guatemala City, where I will be spending the next ten weeks…well, nine now! Please forgive me for my MONTH-LONG break in not posting…I was preparing to move my life to another country for the summer. But alas, I’m back and I’ve got more amazing…

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10 Weird Things That Crossed My Mind During My Terrorist Attack

Howdy Y’all, Ever wondered what people are thinking in their potential last moments? Well, I can’t speak for EVERYONE, but I can tell you, I had some truly bizarre thoughts cross my mind.  When you’re body goes into the fight or flight state, it only focuses on the basic functions to keep you alive. However, as…

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I Shouldn’t Have to Think about Surviving Another Mass Shooting

Most nights, I dream of someone trying to kill me. Morbid, I know, but I blame the PTSD. Honestly, one of the worst symptoms of PTSD (for me) is the nightmares. The dreams feel so real; so vivid—it’s as if I am experiencing the scene at that moment. Sometimes I wake up sweating; other nights I…

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