About

Hi and thank you for visiting my page!

I go by Cara and I live in the United States. In December, I will walk across a stage to collect my bachelor’s degree in English and my technical communication certificate. After graduation, I plan to work for about a year, so I can rebuild my savings account in preparation for my upcoming adventures, which will take place abroad.

In the summer of 2014, I was bit by the travel bug after studying abroad in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Visiting places abroad is intriguing to me because it gives me a chance to perceive life through a different cultural lens, broadens my perspective, and is, quite honestly, what my spirit is craving at the moment. I am definitely new to this whole travel thing, but give me a couple of years and travel will become as necessary as sleep to me.

I also like to write. When I first started college, I figured that I might as well just write to make a living. I’ve had two internships with two different magazines, both of which I’ve learned a lot and grown a lot. However, it also made me realize that the typical 9 to 5 and driving in rush hour traffic thing is too predictable. At this point, I have a few ideas of what I’d like to do to bring in a steady flow of cash, but I’m still young, so there’s no pressure; I’ll figure it out when the time is right.

In regards to getting around my blog, use the “Categories” drop down menu (located on the righthand side) to find what you may be looking for. I write on a variety of topics—whatever I’m inspired about at the moment—but lately, it seems to be on ideas that are somewhat thoughtful and self-reflecting. Aside from writing, I also like to read, create, travel, and explore the outdoors.

Thank you again for visiting my blog! If you have any questions, or just want to say hello, please feel free to contact me. You can also find me on Instagram, Twitter, and GoodReads.

This page was last updated on August 1, 2015.

7 thoughts on “About

  1. Wow, you sure got a wake up call in your young life. It may not have felt like it at the time you were going through your illness and your relearning, but I think you got a gift. I guess you already know that. It has shown you a better way to life 🙂
    Thanks for following our blog. I hope you enjoy the stories of our journey, both inner and outer. And don’t be a stranger – join the conversation.
    Happy travels,
    Alison

  2. Hi Cara, I think your site’s got beautiful design and such interesting pieces, so I’m following! 🙂
    I really enjoy your posts and look forward to your next.
    Feel free to check out my writing about publishing: publishinginsights.org
    Sherry

    1. Hi Sherry,
      Thank you so much for your comment and thank you for following my posts! I will definitely look at your website and follow 🙂
      Cara

  3. Teaching

    Why teaching?

    What happened?

    Why do you choose one of the least honored, lowest paying professional occupations on the planet?

    I believe I am justified in asking you such a question: I myself am a teacher. I get it.

    William

    1. Hi William,

      I want a career in which I can serve people. Teaching is how I can do that; it’s what I’ve been doing since I was five years old (in different forms, of course). I know that it is not respected in the United States, but my goal is not to be respected for the career I choose. My goal is to teach students different perceptions of the writing process and how to manipulate the English language to express thoughts. In the process, I hope to reach a few of my students on a deeper level, one that really impacts them… more than just “this is how punctuation works.” Do you know what I mean?

      Thanks for following! -Cara

      1. Yes. I do know what you mean.

        I have two questions —

        Knowing how to manipulate the English language to express thoughts is a powerful thing to know. How will you know to whom to entrust this power? Or can you? Or, might it be the case that you will also be compelled to teach another kind of knowledge as well? In addition to rhetorical skill?

        William

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