Clara Burgess is an expat in West Africa, wanderlust driven adventurer, and a College Guidance Counselor. She loves reading, arts & crafts, knitting, and pretty much any activity you can do inside on a rainy day. In her free time, she likes to enjoy the company of cute babies and dogs.
Clara BurgessI just entered a new relationship. As anyone who has experienced the start of new and exciting romance would expect, I am over the moon with joy. It is early in the relationship, and though I feel gen...Continue reading
Clara BurgessWhile I have always been an adventurous spirit (I moved to Ghana with no job, remember?) I never expected that my wanderlust would take me to Romania. I always thought of Eastern Europe as a bit dark ...Continue reading
Clara BurgessAs someone who has lived in Ghana for over two years, I have the opportunity to see and travel to some unique locations and see sites you may not normal come across on your average family holiday. I...Continue reading
Clara BurgessSo I may not be the best person to write about living with a chronic illness, after all, I do not have one. You should probably take everything that I say with a grain (or fifty) of salt. I do not spe...Continue reading
Clara Burgess‘One cedi! One cedi!’ I hear people shout. For those who do not know, one cedi is the equivalent of about 25 cents. Hawkers line the streets selling swimwear, pants, socks, shirts, dresses, and o...Continue reading
Clara BurgessI was surprised to find myself once again perched on the edge of a cliff, legs quaking, about to take a leap of faith. It seems only natural that, like most of us out there, I am terrified of heights....Continue reading
Clara BurgessYour application for college requires building a strong profile from grade 9-12. This is the key to helping you connect to the appropriate university or college, and gain acceptance. Here are some of...Continue reading
Clara BurgessGrowing up and receiving my education in a Quaker community, nonviolence was instilled in me from an early age. Respect for all and the belief in equality developed in me, and I was blessed with a com...Continue reading
Clara BurgessPeople may wonder what it is like to grow up in a household without religion. Whether we are atheists or agnostics, I can’t be sure, but we were not raised on the Bible. In fact, the Bible’s main ...Continue reading
Clara BurgessApplying to college is like dating. You are about to get into a long-term relationship, and you want it to be a healthy and happy one. It should make you grow as a person and challenge you as an indiv...Continue reading
Clara BurgessThey say love changes you…. That is the understatement of the century. It doesn’t change only you, it changes your perspective, the glasses with which you view reality. Love? Love changes the worl...Continue reading
Clara BurgessI used to be that aspiring globetrotter in college. I was about to graduate, and I desperately needed a job, and I was certain that I wanted to work abroad. I have always been filled with wanderlust, ...Continue reading
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