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25 more glasses of lemonade to fight for


       I pulled a shard of glass out of my hair at the dinner table tonight. Running my hands through my hair, I thought I had found an odd patch of dandruff, but came away with a rather... Continue Reading →

What to do if you ask a woman if she’s pregnant and she says “no.” And other times you made a mistake. And some things I wanted to say.


So, you’ve just met someone, you’re not close, and you have no reason to know if they’re pregnant or not. Or married or not. Or happy or not. Or want to be any of those things. Or what their life... Continue Reading →

34: hashtag blessed


For the last few years, I have written birthday blog posts filling out the same set of questions each time, so I can look back each year and feel what it was to be me in that moment. A time... Continue Reading →

33 – the year of promise (i hope)


I’ve spun around the sun another 365.25 blessed days, and something about this number feels magical. Feels important. Feels like I probably should be doing more than shacking up at my parents, funemployed, with dogs for best friends. But I'm... Continue Reading →

an interesting title should probably go here


maybe i shouldn't have been so surprised. but we forget how much people care, how kind people can be, and despite its general toxicity, how great the internet is at bringing us all together in times of joy as well... Continue Reading →

RinR: sunsets and dumpster fires


It took a few days and a few chopps, a few "tudo bem?!" and many kisses, but it was waking up in the middle of the night in my own sweat to violently scratch at multiple mosquito bites sprinkled across... Continue Reading →

Turns out it takes a monthish to write a blog when you are depressed.


This isn't the first time I've gone through a few months of feelings that feel bigger than I can manage. But I am growing, because I figured out that for me, I can decide that no one gets to steal... Continue Reading →

RinR: Water Polo, Gymnastics, Olympic Park, e mais


Months and months ago, when my smart friends were purchasing tickets for the Olympics, I was still wavering back and forth between spending a few extra weeks in the Bay with my family, or coming back to Rio to be... Continue Reading →

RinR: Tchau for now.


Ah, that sweet 'end of the school year' exhaustion point we have hit as teachers, where I honestly can't remember what day it actually is, only how many days until I'm on summer break. Where at any point after 2pm you... Continue Reading →

RinR: This week’s dream


Highlights of the week: every once in a while I do something that makes me proud of me and shows growth. I like to then say "hashtag adult." I have discovered you don't actually want to put "adult" as a hashtag... Continue Reading →

RinR: in recent events and teacher diaries


There I am, limbs loose and happy, proud of myself for going to the gym when I really didn't want to. I step into the square foot that is my bathroom, strip down, remove glasses, reach to throw something in... Continue Reading →

RinYAYAREA: Aggressively celebrating the holidays, unable to talk about anything but Brazil or my dog and really really cold


I love having a "Days Until" app that keeps me excited about things ahead. I love reminding myself "just one month left and you won't have a mosquito bite! just a few weeks more and all the Flaming Hot Cheetos... Continue Reading →

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