Just Skating By

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Just Skating By
I'm a 23-year-old journalist trying to be an English language instructor in Bratislava, Slovakia. Originally from the Columbus, Ohio, area, I graduated from the University of Kentucky (Go Cats!) almost two years ago.
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  • Turkey day in Slovakia 2 years ago This past week (and weekend), I celebrated Thanksgiving with some of my fellow American colleagues. The ELCA Global Mission teachers from all the cities in Slovakia and in Poland came to Bratislava for a group celebration. Last Thursday, though, at the lyceum, we celebrated Thanksgiving on its...
  • Going back to my homeland 2 years ago On the train coming into Kraków at 8 in the morning, after a bumpy-night’s sleep and after listening to some randoms above us snore for a while, my friend Ella turned to me and said, “Welcome home.” “Oh yea,” I said out loud, laughing. “I guess I’m back where my family came from.”...
  • A lovely weekend in Kraków 2 years ago I arrived back in Bratislava this morning (bright and early at 7 a.m.) with my friend and colleague Ella. We took the night train back (just as we did on the way there), so we were exhausted upon arrival. This time, we shared a car with a nun, which was awesome. As Ella said, “Well, … Continue...
  • Foreign Police: Round 3 2 years ago It is amazing how small the world becomes during a visit to the Foreign Police. Last week, I made my second and third (and final) trip to the Office of the Border and Foreign Police in Bratislava, to secure my visa to teach. Just like our first trip, we made the best out of a … Continue reading »
  • I am officially approved! 2 years ago Today I got a letter from the Foreign Police telling me my application for temporary residency in Slovakia has been approved. Hooray! I got a notice from the post office that a letter from the police was waiting for me on Friday, but I couldn’t pick it up then because I didn’t have my passport...

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