An Unexpected Homecoming in Uruguay: A Sketch & Photo Diary

 “Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back, a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country.” — Anaïs Nin Despite traveling the world for several years — and even visiting other corners of Central and South America — one country that was never really on my radar was Uruguay. But that all changed in the spring of 2016. While I was on an artists’ retreat in Norway, my path crossed with that of a Uruguayan architect named José, who was also on an extended journey through Scandinavia at the time. During our first encounter, while José told me about life in his hometown — Uruguay’s capital city of Montevideo — I had no idea we would begin dating in a few weeks’ time. Even more unexpected, though, I could never have imagined that just five months after meeting José, I would move to Uruguay and begin calling Montevideo home as well. It’s now been nearly two years since I moved to Uruguay, and this previously unfamiliar little country, tucked away between Brazil and Argentina on the Atlantic Coast of South America, has taken on quite a … Continue reading An Unexpected Homecoming in Uruguay: A Sketch & Photo Diary