Love Yourself

I’ve been thinking and writing a lot during this trip. Over the bus-filled travel weekend, I thought a lot about love, our definition of love, our shortcomings, our faults, what needs to be changed to love better, how to love others, and how to love yourself. I’m not usually one to be exceptionally proud, but … More Love Yourself


After breakfast this morning, we met up with Sophol’s (the director of the Chiro Village school) very good friend. Sophol gave us his friends contact as it turns out, his friend is a tour guide in Siem Reap. The three of us met up and headed off on a tuk tuk to tour the famous … More ANGKOR WHAT?


At 4 am today, the Pagoda woke me up. I was technically awoken at 3:40 by an unstoppable mosquito itch, and at 4 am on the dot, as the itch subsided (finally), the monks began. They chant and ring bells and “sing” and make noise. At 4 am. So, sleep was not easily found over … More MONKS & DR. SEUSS


I have a confession: I didn’t finish 2nd semester English until the end of October (about 2 weeks before we left for Asia). The last few days have been an endless ball of stress as I received an email from my online English (BYU) telling me that they never received my final, therefore they are … More SUCCESSFUL DAY


Today is my fifth day in Chiro Village, and already I have fallen deeply in love with silence. With the concept of being with yourself. Sitting in a hammock or a wooden chair on our perfect porch as the sun rises. (I have equally fallen in love with the early morning hours). I sit and … More SILENCE