Mum’s the Word

.   .   .. Marvin and I picked Carnivale Chicago for our wedding reception. We are so excited to get our party on in the most colorful, festive atmosphere…

Veteran’s Day

My boyfriend, Marvin, woke me up yesterday like it was Christmas. “You haven’t said ‘happy birthday’ to me yet!” He exclaimed, a 25 year-old man with the look of a…

Shrinking the Distance

All too often long-distance relationships (LDRs) become a countdown to the next visit; it’s hard to avoid the feeling that all you do is wait. Don’t let a LDR become…

It’s How You Say Hello

Skype bloops. AIM chimes. The little window in my campus mailbox shows the skinny side of a letter. As you’ve heard, communication is key. In a long-distance relationship (LDR) that…

Real Life and the Beginning

I smiled to hear him say he would be with me on Saturday night. I had been invited to a party off-campus and wanted him to meet friends and to…

Becoming “That Girl” Abroad

I’ve come across the “girl who can’t get off her cell phone”-type in my travels about as much as anyone else. Whether in San Francisco, Lisbon, Port-au-Prince, Prague or anywhere,…

Moving on Out

At 10pm I shed my bridesmaid’s dress behind the doors of the bridal party dressing room and escape the vineyards of New Hampshire’s Flag Hill Winery to the white Toyota…

Milestones- Beth

It’s noon and I’ve been working for hours at my kitchen table. It’s a bright table – I purchased the fabric from a market in São Tomé e Príncipe this…

On Returning

There are three people waiting for me when I get off the plane at the airport in São Tomé e Príncipe: Dany, the driver for Ned (the director of STeP…

Being a Stay Girl, Part 2

In February I wrote an article about being a Stay Girl, or rather, a woman with a Go Girl mentality who is, for one reason or another, in one location…

Being a Stay-Girl

I have lots of experience with being a Go Girl. In fact, this internet magazine is now nearly five months old (celebrate!) and going strong. I am thankful to our…