36 hours ago, I taught an English lesson to an advanced student. My student told me she had heard I was leaving. After 3 months without English, she wanted to come in and talk with me on my last day as an English teacher in Kawasaki, Japan. Excited to see her, I immediately asked what […]
The following is a poem I wrote while preparing in Japan.
Last year, I hiked around Shikoku.
Yesterday, a friend asked me, “What’s the deal? So you’re going to buy children in Africa?” Life isn’t meant to slave in cubicle attached to a screen. My companions and I will traverse around this pale blue dot, aiding in humanitarian efforts, tasting the wild, as well as experiencing life outside our own peer group, […]
The following is a poem written while preparing to depart
In 5 months, 12 days, and 2 hours, I will leave Japan on an adventure around the world. My route will find me traveling through the heart of Southeast Asia, the edges of Africa, and the soul of South America. Barely capable of comprehending such a feat, I can’t help but grow heavy with giddiness. […]
The following is a poem written while preparing to depart.