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Aberdeen Bird

Aberdeen is passionate about writing, environmentalism, and culture. She believes that every day actions can make some of the biggest differences once accumulated, and that one should never doubt the power of a kind word. Aberdeen takes pride in sticking up for what's right in order to have, and to help others have, a voice. Her goals for the year are to experience a new culture, learn Portuguese, give back, and better ready herself to contribute to the global community in the future. Her favorite quote is: "Throw away your television, take the noose off your ambition." -Red Hot Chili Peppers.

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My Younger Sister

May 1, 2016

My Younger Sister   Growing up in a family of six, with three siblings, I thought I was accustomed to being a sister.  What I couldn’t have known was that Brazil would bring me a younger sister.  I knew it was a possibility but I hadn’t contemplated it that much.  Biologically I have an older...

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A Blog for Sarah

May 1, 2016

This past year I made a lot of new friends and I can’t express my gratitude for them enough.  Although they’re spread across the globe and I won’t be able to see them nearly as often as I would like to, they’re always on my mind and they taught me more than I could have...

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Fishboy, Walking, and Old People Friends

February 24, 2016

The boy who saved a fish Today I walked to the beach alone.  Work was cancelled.  I walked the whole length of the beach- I’m not sure if there were less people because the tourist season is coming to an end or because it was the beginning of a storm.  Probably both.  I dunno, I...

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A Fisherman Stole My Havaianas

February 4, 2016

Foreword:  Don’t read this Blog if you’re looking for something pretty to run your eyes across. Update: I joined a gym my whole body is sore, I went to Rio last month it was amazing, I’m still at the apprenticeship making recycled bottle boards, I’m a little bored here, I’m going to make signs for...

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Jack Johnson, Apologies, and Musings

December 10, 2015

I keep sitting down to write a blog to keep you curious people updated, whoever you are.  I’ve done a lot here, had a lot of amazing experiences, I could tell you what my days have looked like, how I’ve started to learn how to surf, how I was homeless for a little over two...

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Dear Mom and Dad

November 2, 2015

Hello, everyone!! A quick update:  I’ve recently been having a very hard time here in Brazil, but I’ve been learning so much.  I’ve also been having a lot of good times here and making a lot of new friends.  I don’t want to discuss details of these events just yet because I want some time...

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An Eclectic Post

October 14, 2015

Hey everyone, it has been a little while but I’m still alive and well. (forewarning: this blog is eclectic and not well put together.  I’m tired and binging on chocolate and just wanted to give you an update, I will try to put more organizational support in my next post, Thank you all for reading...

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“Ela não entende”

September 25, 2015

(The title of this blog is dedicated to the fact that I’ve heard this phrase said way more times than I would like to.  It means: “She does not understand”.  In fact, I often do understand what people are saying to me but it is much harder to summon words to speak in Portuguese than...

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Oi, Tudo Bem?

September 12, 2015

(Heads up:  I’m not going to edit this heavily before posting so you will probably encounter spelling errors. ) As some of you are circling above me in hopes to peck at some scraps of information on what exactly I’m up to, I’m here to settle your vulture desires and write another blog post. I...

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First 4 days in Brasil

September 6, 2015

Well. No training could have really prepared me for coming here. As much as you tell someone that it will all be different, you will be frustrated while trying to communicate, you will not be accustomed to anything, you will miss your family, you will be tired, you will be, you will have, you will...

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First Blog Post

August 27, 2015

July 30, 2015 32 days out. Well hello, blog subscribers.  I leave in about a month for Brazil. What. Excuse me while I go assume the fetal position and stare blankly at a wall trying to muster up the courage to look at a calendar again.   I decided to write my first blog when...

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