Lillie Mayfield


Respect Your Elders

As some of you might have heard, as of last Sunday, I have been evacuated out of my town because of the nearby volcano Tungurahua, which has been erupting beautifully lately.  I’m now staying at a hotel waiting for the “orange alert” to be taken down so that I can go back home to my…

23 February, 2014

Resolutions and Revelations

Happy New Year everyone!  I realize we’re halfway through January already, and I probably should have posted this earlier, but, if only for my own sake, I thought I would share with you all some of my New Year’s resolutions for 2014. I’ve never really been one for making New Year’s resolutions.  In the past…

03 February, 2014

Merry Christmas!

Here’s me wishing everyone a Merry Christmas from Ecuador! The holidays are a hard time to be away from home, but there’s plenty of holiday spirit here as well!  Sending my love this holiday! -Lillie      

30 December, 2013

Eat, Pray, Love

I have never read the book, I have only seen parts of the movie on TV, but when I came across that title (Eat, Pray, Love) it struck me as the theme of my year. EAT “If you really want to make a friend, go to someone’s house and eat with him… the people who…

04 December, 2013

My Life Flashing Before My Eyes

No, I did not have a near-death experience.  The idea of my life flashing before my eyes came to me this morning as I was walking back from my first warm shower since I left Quito almost 3 weeks ago.  As I was marveling at the amount of hair I lost to my comb, I looked outside at the…

10 October, 2013

Vale la Pena

Muy buenos dias!  I know it has been a while since I’ve posted on my blog and many of you have been expecting a post, but I have been pretty busy here in Quito.  Not to say that I don’t miss you all terribly- because I do!  My time here has had its ups and downs (mostly ups). …

10 October, 2013

Defining Myself

One of the best pieces of advice I have ever received was from my father. When I was young he told me, “Don’t ever be afraid to ask questions.”  As a child I was so enlightened by this statement that I proceeded to harass my elementary teachers with every “why” and “how” question I could think of. While I…

18 July, 2013

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