Those Forgotten by America: Vietnam and Today

I’ve picked up a few books along my travels in Mexico through various book exchanges. Right now, I’m reading a book called Blood on the Risers by John Leppelman who served in Vietnam for three years when he was a young man.

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His account as a soldier during one of the United States’ most controversial wars sparked my interest in the distrust of the press during that period of American history and its connection (if one exists) to the current level of distrust in the mainstream media in today’s political environment.

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I’m Baaaack!

Well, I’ve been MIA for a few months now and with every day that I don’t post I can feel my motivation to maintain my own blog drifting further and further away. Before all hope is lost, let me explain where I’ve been and what I’m doing now.

I finished my last semester of undergrad in December and left Boston with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics. From there I returned to California (to my ‘homebase’ so-to-speak) to stay with my mom while I sorted out my next step. I only stayed there for about two months, but still I wonder, does that include me in the high percentage of millennials that move back to their parents’ house after college? I’m not sure…

While I was there, I started to work as a freelance writer hoping to make enough money to at least pay my monthly student loan payments, if not pay for food and other necessary expenses. So far, I’ve been able to make enough money to pay off about 0.004% of my principle loans (that’s not including accumulated interest). But, I’m still looking at the glass 0.004% FULL.

Looking for a more exciting (and cheaper) way to spend our time, my boyfriend and I left California behind and jetted down to Mexico. And here we are, almost two months later, and we’re nearing the end of our trip. Soon we will be on our way back to the States for a short stop before returning to our (new for me, old for him) home in Israel.

But where does that leave me and my blog? I never stopped writing, even when I stopped posting my own writing here, but I know that I should commit myself to posting my own content at least once a week. Still, I am in a period of intense transition in my life, and my focus is being pulled in all different directions. I just want to recommit myself to my blog and plan to focus more of my free time developing my own ideas and putting them into words for all of you to read. How’s that?