My name is Julia Reinitz, and this is a place on the internet for some of my creative work and some of my thoughts. The blog is independent of the portfolio; they just happen to be hosted on the same website. Right now I'm blogging about being a Fulbright ETA (English Teaching Assistant) to the Russian Federation during the 2015-2016 academic year. All views and opinions expressed here are my own and are not affiliated with the Fulbright program or the U.S. Department of State. 

The inspiration for the title of this blog comes from a piece on the Paris Review website that discusses the idea of travel, travel guides, and the kinds of people we want to be when we travel. You can read that piece here: http://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2015/01/28/confoundingly-picturesque/