Stories & Updates

ESCAPE FROM WYOMING

AND, HOW THE THINGS I OWNED, ACTUALLY OWNED ME

I was twenty years old, desperate to get out of my hometown. I had already attempted it once and failed miserably. It was like I was attached to an unbreakable rubber band. The further away I got, the harder it would pull me back. That’s how I felt when I shamefully moved back to Casper, Wyoming. Many people love the small Wyoming city, and in some ways I envy them. I never could.

Earlier that summer, I had landed a job as a model scout and moved to Vancouver, Washington only to discover that I would be scamming innocent people into paying large amounts of money for an online modeling profile to a phony model placement agency.

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My First Week in Colombia

What an incredible first week in Colombia!

I flew into Cartagena on Tuesday, November 13 and it was an adventure right from the start. Most of people in Colombia are good, honest, and friendly people but, as a tourist in a foreign country, I still have to be cautious of dishonest people who take advantage of tourists.

I made the mistake of not researching the conversion rate from the U.S. dollar to Colombian Pesos and my cab driver took advantage of my ignorance. I found out only after the fact that  (more…)