Day 87

I spend an unbelievable amount of time on Pinterest, largely looking at things for work or getting inspiration for work projects (but also drooling over mac and cheese recipes or greek salads – where are the lemons, Colombia?) and there are a number of things I have pinned before this trip and said “I hope…

Day 86

I taught my first Kick It class since November and I stressed so much about getting the music right and the choreography right (like…practicing in my head on the way to get coffee, teaching out the entire class in my room before walking over to the gym we were using…super stressing) and then I experienced the…

Day 85

I’m going to borrow a sentence from a friend of mine and fellow Meraki today because I need it as kind of a reminder: “I may never get the opportunity to live this free again, soaking it all in.” Thanks Amy!

Day 84

I went whitewater rafting on a river somewhere in Colombia today and it was your classic case of scary at first, then cool, then absolutely amazing and the funnest thing ever, then sunburn-inducing, then ending with cows + chickens + dogs (basically the best day possible for me).

Day 83

Took full advantage of the hotel breakfast (omelette bar, heeyy), flew back to Medellín, changed clothes and walked in the rain to my gym – not to work out, no no, to sit in the hot tub for a half hour, then waited out an insane storm with some wine at the bar (my gym is…

Day 82

One of the longest days to date, first thing in the morning I hopped in a car to the airport, headed to Bogotá, got in a cab straight to my favorite lunch place, hung out for a full three hours, went to the hotel with Padma, got ready, met up with friends at their airbnb,…

Day 81

A well-rounded day between a talk about water conservation efforts around Medellín, a class in the evening called Happy Booty, double-fisting a glass of cold brew and a glass of wine, and Indian food for dinner (finally some real spice!).

Day 80

I’m realizing as I approach my last full weekend in Medellin (and a portion of it will be spent in Bogota) that we’ll be out of Colombia soon and #ontothenextone and that maybe these tres quesos croissants are not doing me any favors as count down the days until a four-day hike maxing at about…

Day 79

Today I finally tried two new great coffee places, had a delicious panito de queso (the way I described this to my mom and sisters is: think Auntie Ann’s pretzel dogs but replace pretzel with croissant and replace hot dog with cheese – YUP), booked a week in Croatia in August, and then spent a solid…

Day 78

Every month we have our own version of the popular podcast/live show called the Moth, where people tell stories that all align with a certain theme (this month’s was “I Fucked Up, But…”) and I heard some of the best stories of my life that touched on important topics in the world today such as a…

Day 77

My life is SO different on Remote Year because instead of doing my grocery shopping at 5pm on a Sunday and then cooking for the week until 9, I did my grocery shopping at 10am and did my cooking until 12:30 because this year is about branching out and trying new things and I’m really…

Day 76

I spent the better part of my day on a tour of a neighborhood called Comuna 13, which used to be one of the most dangerous in Colombia and thanks to some incredible community groups, beautiful public art with very real stories and messages, and a very cool mayor who introduced a cable car system…