My name is Alaina (Uh-Lay-Nuh for English speakers, Elena for Spanish speakers) and this is my blog. I’m a writer, a poet, a storyteller, and a teacher. Living fueled by the motto Always Discover, I’m constantly seeking out opportunities to try and learn new things, which could take me anywhere. While my residence or career may shift, my hope is to make this a constant home where I can share the many adventures, stories, challenges, and small anecdotes about traveling, living out dreams, stepping outside comfort zones, teaching, creative writing, being queer, and coping with all of it.
Currently, I’ll be chronicling my life in Colombia, in the United States, and all the trips and food eaten between. I hope you see little pieces of your self in my words and discover something valuable in what I have to say. Thanks for reading!