Category Archives: Aspirations

My Favorite (Free) Language Resources

As you may know, a major life goal of mine is to one day be multi-lingual.  I have varying levels of proficiency in Spanish and Thai (much more Spanish than Thai) and the very basics in a few others, but I’m … Continue reading

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30 Before 30: The Challenge

WHOA.  Am I really already thinking about turning 30?  I just turned 27 two months ago!  I’m only just in my late-twenties, it’s far too early to think about the big three-oh. …Or is it? Today I’m talking about goals. … Continue reading

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Summer Reading List – Part II

I’ve fallen in love…with a bunch of books. Our last family trip to Hood Canal just last week for the Fourth of July proved itself fruitful in more ways than one.  In addition to reliving childhood memories of watching fireworks boom … Continue reading

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Summer Reading List – Part I

I may be bound to a physical location for the time being, but that doesn’t mean I can’t still escape to thrilling locations with my imagination.  No backpack required. My zeal for reading novels for pleasure waxes and wanes rather unpredictably, … Continue reading

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Into the Blogosphere

This is a big step for me…you can now follow The Mochilera Diaries on Bloglovin!  I’m still fairly new at this blogging thing but I’m learning as I go…it’s definitely been a rewarding venture so far and I’m excited for … Continue reading

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Playing Nice in Corporate America

If you’d asked me my life plan one year ago today, my answer might have sounded something like this: “Well, I’m flying to South America in July to volunteer and travel.  I’ll spend about 1 month in X, Y, and … Continue reading

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Language Acquisition: The Ongoing Trial

I’ve been a lover of foreign languages since high school which, sadly, is the first time I was even presented with the opportunity to learn one.  Growing up in a small, conservative town in rural central Washington State, there was a … Continue reading

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