On the first day of SMAD 101 (Media Arts & Design), our professor opened class with this one piece of advice, “Own your career, not your job”. It wasn’t until now, nearly three years later, that I’ve fully comprehended the meaning of those words, and realized how important this philosophy is, especially for someone in … More Own Your Career, Not Your Job
I love reading blogs by fellow expats and I recently came across a particularly entertaining one called bearshapedsphere.com. I highly recommend it to anyone interested in travel blogs (ie. my blog). I could really relate to many of her experiences. One thing that I discovered on her blog, that was just too good not to share, … More How English Sounds to Spanish Speakers
Last night I went out with my coworkers to honor a very sacred Chilean tradition “Pagada de Piso” or “Pay the Floor”. Basically the newest staff member has to take the whole office out for drinks and pay for the first round. Now I’m assuming this IS in fact a Chilean tradition and not just … More Pagada de Piso
It finally feels like spring in Santiago! Last week I was sort of in a slump. Maybe it was the freezing cold weather, or maybe it was the fact that nearly everyone I know (that’s a small group of people) left town for the holidays. For whatever reason, I started getting really homesick (and actually, … More Primavera: a turning point
I’m starting to realize that starting my first Internship in a foreign country, where I don’t speak the language, may be a bigger challenge than I anticipated. There are definitely some cultural differences, such as the concept of time. Chileans are notoriously late. I expected this to be true in social situations, but I didn’t … More Estoy Aprendiendo!
Last night I went out with my host sister, Gabriella, to celebrate her friend’s birthday, and I discovered that…. I was meant to be Chilean! One of my favorite things to do in Harrisonburg, VA (where I went to College), was to go to the weekly salsa nights, at a little place downtown, called, “The … More In Chile, Every Night is Salsa Night!
I recently wrote a post about my 5 favorite things in Chile, but I left out the best thing of all! #1 (Really) The people Today when I left my office (an office where no ones first language is english, but where everyone does there best to commute with me and include me in projects … More The Real Best Thing About Chile