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I tried to learn Portuguese in one day.

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When I went to Portugal for the first time, I booked my trip eight months in advance and told myself, quite confidently, “I’ll be able to speak Portuguese by then!”

And cut me some slack — I gave it a good shot.

I did some Duolingo, made a couple of…


Main Account = $3,087.96 | Secondary Account = $7.89

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This is the secondary account, in case you were wondering.

My main account is about six months old, whereas this account I started just two months ago. …


The times I’ve been lucky and the times I haven’t.

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My first ambulance ride was in Italy in 2016. After buying what I could only assume was freshly-baked focaccia (a pizza dough-like bread) near my apartment, I met up with a friend for what was meant to be an ambitious walking tour of the port city of Genoa.

I didn’t…


The challenges of language learning with ADHD (and some solutions)

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I love languages, yet I’ve had a consistent struggle to get past the beginner stages into actual fluent speech with almost every language I’ve tried to learn. I’ve been studying various languages for over ten years at this point, but the best I can say is that I’m okay-ish at…


“Home” looks different to everyone.

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I grew up, for the most part, in a house in the suburbs. Backyard with a swing set. Big oak tree full of squirrels in the front. Mailbox at the end of the driveway. Very typical “American dream” living. I didn’t think much of it as a kid. …


I’ve outgrown some of my best travel hacks.

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I took my first trip abroad when I was twenty-years-old. Still in college, and not exactly flush with cash, I was determined to see as much of the world as possible on little more than a dime.

While many of the travel habits I developed then served me well at…


How to become a writer, and what to write for us.

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So you want to become a writer for The Postcard? We’re happy to have you!

The goal of this publication is to publish great stories that are interesting, inspiring, and/or helpful. If you want to contribute those kinds of stories, keep reading.

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The most common language learning challenges for introverts and how to overcome them

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When’s the last time you practiced your language skills without a script? Many of us have done the cringe-worthy classroom theater of a foreign language class — you and your partner are given a couple of vocab words and five minutes to incorporate them into a conversation you have awkwardly…


ADHD doesn’t have to ruin your health and fitness goals.

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I can’t keep a routine to save my life.

My ADHD generates many periods of hyperfixation. For a few weeks, I’ll be so intensely focused on something that it’s all I can think about, and once upon a time that hyperfixation happened to be health and fitness. I was obsessed


The truth about how little control you have over Medium success.

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This is not my primary Medium account. This account was born to off-load some of the writing ideas that don’t really fit into the niches I’ve cultivated on my more successful account. And starting with Medium again from scratch is…interesting.

So how did I make over $1,200 on my main…

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