22 June 2013

My 3rd Blogoversary, question mark?

I'm not quite sure I've earned the right to celebrate my 3rd blogoversary  since I've completely neglected this little project over past year. To the two people who will notice this post (Hi, Mom! Hello, Mr. NSA officer!), I would just like to say that I'm still here, even if I haven't produced any new content in a while. Therefore, make sure you add me to Feedly now that Google Reader is going away, because I will eventually someday be writing again. I haven't erased my account yet! What can I say, grad school has been taxing, and it's my blog and I'll write if I want to!

Viejo San Juan
I would also like to take the time to update on future travel plans for this year! I have several exciting opportunities coming up, and hope to write about them (as well as all of the traveling from last year I never posted about. Oops!)
  • Guadeloupe- In 2 weeks I will be traveling to a neighboring Caribbean island, Guadeloupe, to visit a friend from college.
  • USA (the coast-to-coast tour)- In August I'll be making a trip home for a few weeks and I'm planning on visiting family and friends in Philadelphia and in San Francisco.
  • Ottawa and Montréal, Canada- In October I will hopefully be going to Canada for the first time to present at a linguistics conference. Finger's crossed!
  • Cuba and República Dominicana- In November/December I will be presenting at another linguistics conference, as well as collecting data for my Master's thesis in the King of the Caribbean, the Forbidden Island, Cuba, with a possible layover in the Dominican Republic.
  • México- To end the year with broche de oro, I have tentative plans to spend the holidays with a friend and her family in México.
If that's not enough, I'm also aiming to finish my thesis and graduate in May, apply to PhD programs, and enjoy living life here in Puerto Rico. Hopefully I will find inspiration to write something other than a paper for school and my thesis. If you really want to stay up-to-date and learn about my travels and life in Puerto Rico, follow me on Instagram as it has proved to be my most frequently-updated social media network.

View of San Juan from an airplane
In other news, ONE YEAR LATER I finally picked the winner out of a virtual hat of my postcards from my travels from last summer! I'm pretty sure if there were a degree in procrastination studies I would have graduated summa cum laude eons ago. Congratulations to Kaley from Y Mucho Más for winning the contest! I'll be sending the postcards out soon (promise!)


  1. Hello Ashlee,

    Just wanted to drop you a line and say how much I have really enjoyed your blog. I have been living in PR for a year now and your blog has the most insightful, intelligent, honest and enjoyable content I have seen thus far, truly. Best to you and happy travels. - Karen

    1. Thank you so much, your words mean a lot to me! I know I have been out of the loop updating for ages, but feel free to follow me on Instagram or Facebook :) Grad school has been sucking up all my time, but hopefully I'l get in the swing of updating again very soon, I certainly have a lot to say!

    2. Grad school will do that! I look forward to when you get a breather, I'll check out FB and Instagram in the meantime, thanks! Cheers, Karen