Darien

  • In a Middle Place
    I’m halfway to “settled.” I’ve signed a sublease for eight months. But my summer contract ran out without a full-time offer so I’m back to the job search – attending networking events and increasing my skills more than I have before. I have a great group of friends here in ... read more
    Source: Jessica Schlauderaff – Life Lived HerePublished on 2017-10-30By Jessica
    3 weeks ago
  • My First Tom Petty Concert
    The first time I saw Tom Petty was August 19, 1999. It was a Thursday night. I was a sophomore in high school. It was my first concert since 1991. It was also the first time I had not gone to a concert with my parents. My best friend Justin ... read more
    Source: Chris Peloquin – Crispy PelicanPublished on 2017-10-03By Chris Peloquin
    2 months ago
  • Hopefully I’ll see you on the road soon.
    Hopefully I’ll see you on the road soon. ... read more
    Source: Molly Falco – Full BailPublished on 2017-09-26By Molly Falco
    2 months ago
  • Slipping
    I’m staring at my computer, listless, trying to remember what it is, exactly, that I’m supposed to be doing.I’ve been sitting in this chair for a month, letting the reality of my status as an office-worker slowly drown me, swallow me alive. I’ve felt, day by day, my soul desperately gasping ... read more
    Source: Molly Falco – Full BailPublished on 2017-09-26By Molly Falco
    2 months ago
  • Loss
    I failed at my relationship and lost my girlfriend of one year over the last couple weeks. A relationship that I had taken for granted. I pushed away someone who showed me that I am capable of love. A person who was a part of some of the best memories ... read more
    Source: Chris Peloquin – Crispy PelicanPublished on 2017-09-25By Chris Peloquin
    2 months ago
  • A definitive guide to every song lyric that has made me cry on the subway because I miss you.
    Moats and boats, and waterfalls,Alleyways, and payphone callsI been everywhere with you (that’s true)Laugh until we think we’ll die,Barefoot on a summer nightNothing could be sweeter than with youHome, let me come homeHome is wherever I’m with youHome, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros—Do you remember the21st night of September?Love was changing the minds ... read more
    Source: Molly Falco – Full BailPublished on 2017-09-07By Molly Falco
    2 months ago
  • All Good Things… [Buenos Aires]
    May 2017This "final" update, to my Remote Year, has been the hardest to start. Buenos Aires happened back in May and it's taken me months to want to put some brief thoughts about my experiences because I've been going through so many feels in regards to my thoughts about ending ... read more
    Source: Montrey Whittaker – Montrey WhittakerPublished on 2017-08-11By Montrey Whittaker
    3 months ago
  • Beauty
    At night, I rub snail mucus infused with bee venom on my face in gentle circles so as not to pull the skin. I don’t want wrinkles later on, but the mucus has key restorative properties. I ignore the smell and do my best to avoid my lips.Once a week, I ... read more
    Source: Molly Falco – Full BailPublished on 2017-08-07By Molly Falco
    3 months ago
  • Life After Remote Year
    As I write this, I am sitting in a coffee shop in Nashville, TN. The month of July is almost over and that means Remote Year ended two months ago. All my previous blog posts have been about my life on Remote Year, this one is the first about my ... read more
    Source: Chris Peloquin – Crispy PelicanPublished on 2017-07-28By Chris Peloquin
    4 months ago
  • There’s No Place Like Not Home
    Another tour group clamors in and I lift my head in annoyance, glancing at the next tour guide who will explain this cafe’s history as a bank, the illustrious background of the grand Canadian building from which I have chosen to work today.No doubt, the room has the kind of over-done ... read more
    Source: Molly Falco – Full BailPublished on 2017-07-27By Molly Falco
    4 months ago
  • Thank You Mom
    Dear Mom,I’ve started this post about 4 or 5 times already, never sure of where to start or end.  When I wrote the initial blog post about your first spot I wasn’t sure what to do with it. I felt awkward talking about you since the day it happened, the ... read more
    Source: Nick Fico – Fico de Bye-oPublished on 2017-07-18
    4 months ago
  • Argentina
    After an amazing trip to Bolivia and a tiny hiccup in our travel to Argentina, I was finally in the country that I would spend the last 2 months of Remote Year in. Month 11 would take place in Córdoba and month 12 would be in Buenos Aires. For this ... read more
    Source: Chris Peloquin – Crispy PelicanPublished on 2017-07-05By Chris Peloquin
    5 months ago
  • Ending Eve [Cordoba]
    April 2017Being in Cordoba became the month that I really started to think about how the end of Remote Year was about to become a reality. Most of Remote Year was about living in the moment and never really harping on the past or the near future. But, once we ... read more
    Source: Montrey Whittaker – Montrey WhittakerPublished on 2017-06-25By Montrey Whittaker
    5 months ago
  • Welcome to New York
    I moved. Which has been a constant theme all my life and this past year. But this time, I made a big move, by myself. With little assistance and hand holding, but a lot of advice from friends and family who have lived here. And so begins the next chapter ... read more
    Source: Jessica Schlauderaff – Life Lived HerePublished on 2017-06-23By Jessica
    5 months ago
  • Remote Year Darién – Is This a Conclusion?
    Many of my fellow remotes have already written something about their experiences during the year and come to some conclusion about the meaning of it all. The honest truth for me though is that I don’t know what it means to me yet. My experience was very different from most ... read more
    Source: Tyler Duzan – Wandering in WonderingPublished on 2017-06-19
    5 months ago