Hey, I'm Mel!
I'm a tea sommelier, an adventurer, a language lover, and a photographer! I love finding new ways of seeing the world. Chasing an unconventional life inspires me. In my writing here I'm pursuing to be as raw and honest as possible. I'm goofy, sarcastic, and straightforward. I want to make you feel comfortable so you can sit down with a cup of tea and chat like we're family. Welcome to my corner of the internet.
Personal October 31, 2015 I Had Never Stayed Up All Night Until Anxiety Since it's Halloween night, I figured I'd write about something spooky. Anxiety. cue ominous timpani roll A little over a week ago I had the worst anxiety attack I've had since I was 19. It went s... Personal October 31, 2015 Lessons I’ve Learned from Anxiety GET COMFORTABLE BEING UNCOMFORTABLE No matter how much you’ve got your anxiety under control, it’s still going to creep up on you from time to time. I hadn't had a real problem with it in years, and ... Personal January 19, 2015 That Time I Met Margaret Atwood Sometimes bad things can lead to wonderful things. August 27th, 2014, I came home from work and felt terrible. I was lethargic, with a pounding headache, cramps, an... Personal January 10, 2015 Auf Wiedersehen 2014; Hello, 2015! 2014 was interesting. At times weird and full of thai express; at times wonderful and full of buddhists breakfasts; at times frustrating as hell and full of mediocre leftovers. It was a big ye... Personal November 10, 2014 25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall On the evening of November 9, 1989, the slow fall of the Berlin wall began. Although official German reunification did not occur on paper until October 3, 1990, it was those Mauerspechte (literally, '... Personal August 23, 2014 Things I Am Bad At It’s always good once in awhile to sit down with yourself and acknowledge the things in your life that need improvement. This isn't pessimism. In fact, to look at your faults and consider how they ...