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Henry Yeary

Henry is passionate about appreciating the small moments in life. As a natural adventurer, he seeks out experiences to expand and refine his perspective. He's been involved in the theater for almost a decade now, which constantly helps him improve his ability to connect with others. Also involved in the environment, Henry has worked to spread awareness about climate change and the overall necessity of keeping our home as healthy as possible. Henry's goals for the year are to dive deeply into a community of completely foreign culture and absorb as much as humanly possible. But more than anything, Henry just wants to live and learn about the world, a lifelong journey of his that is far from over. His favorite quote is “It is always now. This might sound trite, but it is the truth; and to realize this is liberating. In fact, I think there is nothing more important to understand if you want to be happy in this world."

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Reflections Part III: The Power of Moments

March 22, 2018

Moments come quickly and leave in a flash, but they have the power to change the way we think about the world. Giving myself time to step back and enjoy these rich moments that challenge preconceptions I have about neighboring cultures has been nothing short of invaluable. Yet, there’s no real way to express all...

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Reflections Part II: From Spanish to Family

March 21, 2018

I had plenty to learn from this tight-knit community when I first wandered here, back in September. I felt like I knew the world from short vacations with constant movement, but that’s not genuinely understanding a place. By staying in Ambuquí for several months watching the sun rise and set over the same rooted mountains,...

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Reflections Part I: Why I Came To Ecuador

March 20, 2018

Almost all of my life, I’ve felt older than I actually am. I watched my sister and brothers before me grow up and leave the house to explore the world as adults; and, finally, by the time I was a senior in high school there was nothing that I wanted more than to leave the...

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Así Es La Vida

October 22, 2017

October is cruising to a close, and having lived in Ecuador for over a month now, I can confidently say that each day has come with its own unexpected package of lessons, hardships, smiles, and mysteries; but more importantly, each day I’m starting to feel more and more at home. I currently reside in the...

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Thoughts of The Mind

September 9, 2017

 I’m currently suspended 37,000ft over the Caribbean Sea, finally on my way to Ecuador, where I will spend the next 8 months of my life expanding my notion of normal by immersing into an unknown culture. Acknowledging that adapting to a foreign lifestyle is easier said than done, I made sure to pack my bags...

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