19 and 20 were really big years for me. 19 made me feel uncomfortable and made me want to find ways to become a better version of myself. This started my solo travel habit and gave me a new drive to be someone who makes a difference. 19 also took me to a new home […]
Pre-travel me and post-travel me feel years apart, even if they’re basically fraternal twins. Making the decision to travel right before I turned 20 was perfect timing — it brought about character changes and taught me lessons that have been propitious as I have tried to navigate this next chapter of my life with higher stakes […]
I’m in the process of planning to move into my own place, which comes with a lot of work. I love my home and my family and I know I’m going to be dealing with a lot of homesickness being on the other side of the country from them. I want my new place to […]
I love the enormous number of bikes that are used in Europe. I was not a fan of the gyms there, but everyone is super active when it comes to walking/biking for transportation. So maybe they don’t need good gyms then? Is commuting on a bike enough to counteract their diet of baguettes, chips, falafel, and […]
You know whats relatively easy now? Working out. You know whats hard? Moving. Moving is the worstest. I don’t even know where to begin packing. I have a pile of things on the floor that need to go in a box but I’m too overwhelmed to go find one. I can backpack through a continent, […]
I’m not gonna lie. Food was the absolute hardest part of Europe. To be fair, it’s pretty much an ongoing theme in my life. I struggled immensely with avoiding gluten and other things that bother my stomach (corn, dairy, oats, etc.) Even if my budget had allowed for sit down dinners for every meal, I […]
Hi, I'm Moriah. With an O.
Curious Cat. Impulsive Adventurer. Dog Person. Coffee Addict. This is the un-scripted tale of my quest to make the most of my 20s, and I really want you to play a part. Do you like passport stamps, sushi, motivational quotes, vinyl records, tiny details, sarcastic humor, and that satisfying feeling of I-did-something-with-my-life-today? Were gonna go to amazing places together. (And no, you don't have to be 20!)
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