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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

18 July, 2013

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