About Tricia

Welcome to My Present Life!

I'm Tricia, a writer and traveler who's been sharing her adventures on this blog since 2013.

Pausing to write and reflect at Koya-san's Daimon Gate (Japan)

By 2013 I had paid off my college tuition, purged almost everything I owned, and applied to the JET Program to teach English in Japan. For the next year and a half I lived in the countryside city of Nanao, Ishikawa, famed for its sushi, onsen, and overwhelmingly kind-hearted people. From 2014 through 2015, I traveled around the world to 20 countries with the goal of learning a new cultural skill at every opportunity. I learned SCUBA diving in Fiji, sheep farming in New Zealand, yoga in Bali, and how to live like like a Buddhist nun in Thailand, to name a few.

The meaning of "My Present Life" summarizes my view of life and travel: to be mindful, remember life is a gift, and live in this very moment – to be aware, grateful, and truly alive.

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