My initial plan for this journey was to write a book at the end and have it be a bit of a non-fiction how-to guide. I was really excited for it and had begun taking notes on how my fellow foreigners can get the most out of their trip to India. There were going to … Continue reading Annoucement.
Next month my life could go in one of four very different directions. Two would be incredible, one is what I came for, and one would be easy. Whichever path I go down will be new. Will I be accepted as travel presenter and travel the country helping make videos? Will I accept the role … Continue reading Making Decisions.
As you may have noticed, my blog posts are a bit less frequent at the moment. This is primarily due to breaking my hand. And my wrist. Yay for my first broken bone ever to be during a trip. It takes me some time to type everything out on my phone using only the middle … Continue reading Taking a Break.
After my disastrous week, I managed to secure the cheapest AirBNB home in all of South India at just $232 for a month. Yes, a private room for less than $8 per day. Big room, tv, good modern house, hot water, and toilet paper. Yes, toilet paper is a big deal and I had not … Continue reading Renting an Apartment in India.
As most of you know, my primary duty while in India is volunteer work. Sure I'll be meeting my friends and eating all of the food, but 98% of the time I will be working. Back in October I started short listing the projects and making an itinerary based on their availability and location. I … Continue reading Planning in India is Futile.
If you were leaving your home for a year or so, what would you bring? If you look around at your house, your immediate reaction may be panic. That was mine. Daily we don't use a lot, but we accumulate a lot. We have holiday decorations, dishes, furniture, a thousand towels, and at least 47 … Continue reading What I’m Bringing to India.
A lot of people ask me this. "How can you afford to go to India?" "What will you do for money?" "Why would you quit your job for this?" It's quite simple really. I live very minimalistically. I don't have a laptop. I don't have a TV. I only recently bought a car, and it … Continue reading How Can I Afford This?
Pulling into the home stretch now and I am equal parts excited and terrified. Everything is settled for when I land, with the exclusion of one major hiccup which was entirely my fault. Basically, despite having gone to India five times and being well versed in the time difference, I booked my domestic flight for … Continue reading 45.
When I first moved away from home I went straight into college dorms. Armed with just a few small boxes and a backpack, I was living the minimalist dream. That year I moved about five times which solidified my minimalist lifestyle. Moving is super easy when you sleep on a mattress pad and don't have … Continue reading Reducing My Possessions.
The initial plan was to give two or three weeks notice prior to resigning and then be off on my merry way. But that's not how it happened. When I got into work this morning, one of my coworkers had given her notice for the beginning of December. By mid-afternoon, there were discussions of job … Continue reading I Quit My Job.