Email: Zandria [at] Gmail [dot] com
Hi! My name is Zandria and I live in Washington, DC.
History: This blog has existed since September 2002, when I was 22 years old. My original motivation for blogging was a cross-country drive; I would be traveling solo from my home in Virginia to live with an aunt in southern California. At the time, I didn’t know how long I’d stay and figured this would be an easy way for family and friends to keep up with my adventures.
I ended up living in California for four months in 2002, before returning home to finish my Bachelor’s degree at Virginia Commonwealth University. As a college senior in 2004, I spent five months in Amsterdam on a semester abroad.
After graduating from college in 2005, I took off back to California for my second cross-country road trip. I ended up staying a full year that time (June 2005 – June 2006). While I loved living in California, the pull of my family and friends on the east coast lured me back.
I moved to Washington, DC in October 2006 because I was finding more job opportunities there than in Richmond. At the time, I didn’t know a single person who lived in the DC area.
I met my my now-husband in 2010, and we got married in 2013. From 2013-2017 we lived in Paul’s hometown of Buffalo, NY, where we bought (and later sold) our first home. We ended up missing Washington, DC too much, and returned to the city in 2017 after a four-year absence. Now we live simply in a 1-bedroom apartment and both of us walk to work.
What’s next? Stay tuned.