I was born and raised in Texas. To the dismay of my mother’s conservative family, I attended the University of Texas in Austin for my Bachelor’s in English Literature and East Asian Studies. During my senior year at UT, I did an exchange program at Oxford University to study Virginia Woolf and Jane Austen. I traveled all around England, France, Spain, and Greece on weekends. Since then, I’ve had an undeniable urge to travel. When I’m feeling overwhelmed and lost, I throw myself into a situation where I truly am lost in a different culture. Now, I’m living in Tokyo and spending as much time as possible exploring different places. Since living here, I’ve been to Thailand, Korea, Taiwan, and Germany. I’ve finally decided to share my experiences in and outside of Japan.