If There’s One Thing I Know: The Quarter-life Crisis

This is my first blog post in a year and a half. As we all know, 2020 was a doozy. After going through some personal challenges that I wasn’t willing to share (the advice “write from scars, not open wounds” comes to mind), I sit here from my couch in Asheville—a sentence I never once … More If There’s One Thing I Know: The Quarter-life Crisis

The Scotland Series: Conquering Ben Arthur or Something Like That

I awoke the morning of May 19th, 2017 groggy and sleep deprived. This didn’t matter though, because I was waking up with the sun in order to experience a dream of mine that was finally about to come to fruition. On this beautiful May morning, four out of five McFarlands headed out at the crack of … More The Scotland Series: Conquering Ben Arthur or Something Like That

1 Month Down (Under)

I’ve been living in a foreign country now for 35 days. The language barrier, the stark cultural differences, my inability to blend into the crowd… all things I do not really deal with that much. I’m in Australia, our English-speaking neighbors who couldn’t live farther away if they tried. “Doesn’t that mean they’re not neighbors?” … More 1 Month Down (Under)