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 September 29, 2016 Leaving Home Is Always Scary—You Should Do It A short essay on the fear we all feel from time to time. Whether it’s the first time or the fortieth time, going away to university or leaving to climb Mt. Everest, leaving home can give us all a sen... The Sunday Letter November 1, 2015 Sunday Sundries | Vol. 20 I survived the first module in grad school and I couldn't be happier. My brain feels like it has that post-workout euphoria you feel after going to the gym. My next module of study means I'll be wo... 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 ...