The Destination Is My Journey

Hi world,

I'm back.

It's been 5 months since I last posted on a blog, and my heart has been heavy as I started and deleted a series of blogs between then and now...I just couldn't land on a topic or a blog title that was really 'me'.

If you know me, you know that I started blogging in 2010 as The Golden Child. My first blog was very 'me' in a way -- witty banter, disruptive titles and free-flowing sentences, and constant tongue-in-cheek recollections of my life as a college Junior/Senior.

My second blog was Tanzania 365, which documented my journey preparing for a year living & teaching in Tanzania, as well as my day-to-day experiences on the ground. From January 2012 to June 2013, T365 was my heart on my sleeve, and it was the most exposed I've ever been -- with almost 100,000 visitors over the course of 2 years.

When I got home from Tanzania, my blog identity was lost for a while. I moved to Harlem, NYC; I started graduate school. I've learned how to cook new things, I've explored the City, I ate cheese curds in Wisconsin (!), and I've had some really interesting experiences with old friends and new friends. But none of it was enough.

It lacked 'me' (whatever that means).

Until now. I've created A Path Unpaved because this I realized this tumultuous path I'm on is never going to be less tumultuous. 

The destination is my journey. The journey is my destination. 

Path at Sunrise.
Mpingo Farms, Tanzania.
August 2012

This will record the ways in which I chase my dreams and live the life I desire.

A life where I continue to educate my mind, lend my legs to walk the paths of the world, hold tight to my passion for East Africa, remain open to opportunity, and live with humility. 

A life where I smile every day, where I feel like what I do means something, and I don't set my toast on fire. A life where I'm thankful, make good choices, acknowledge (manage and pay back) my debts (to society, to Sallie Mae, to the world),  

Walk with me. 

xoxo,
M

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