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In the Beginning

Getting There

Getting There

I don’t know why I thought booking a flight that left at one o’clock in the morning was a good idea. Here I was, checking my bag at eleven o’clock at night on a Saturday. The guy behind the counter glanced up as I handed him my ticket. “Did you enjoy your stay here in READ MORE

City mouse takes the leap (i.e. flight)
In the Beginning

City mouse takes the leap (i.e. flight)

If you are reading this, then I have boarded my flight to Nicaragua. Huzzah! Now, that’s not to say this wasn’t preceded by a few meltdowns, crying sessions and panic attacks, but the takeaway message is that I successfully departed McCarran Airport. Double Huzzah! There came a point this week when I was eating Cheerios

Second Thoughts
In the Beginning

Second Thoughts

In celebration of Independence Day, I have decided to acknowledge my lack of autonomy (sorry Lady Liberty). While I’d like to claim self-sufficiency, sovereignty and confidence, I realized something very important while huddled in the corner of a RipCurl fitting room this week: this trip was a ridiculous idea. This kind of excursion was not

It begins with rejection…
In the Beginning

It begins with rejection…

Clearly, this was not part of The Plan. This time last year I was convinced that this was my year. I was guaranteed a spot in the doctoral program of my choosing. I had put in the countless lab hours, slaved over publications, meticulously studied for each class to earn my A’s, and already gone

About Me

About Me

Hey fellow adventurers, my name is Hilary! After being rejected from grad school, I took off on a solo journey around the world. Now I constantly challenge myself to take on new experiences. This blog documents my journeys from Europe to Fiji, swimming with sharks and living with tribes, to becoming an accidental beauty queen and working for one of the top national media outlets. If you like what you're reading, please subscribe! Here's to the next great adventure!

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