Former teacher living in California with an Argentinian boyfriend, 2 cats, and a dog.

Travel and culture aficionado who loves to snap candid photos.

Next up: New Mexico, Ireland, Tokyo

I majored in Criminal Justice and at one time thought of getting into law or forensics before I realized it just wasn’t for me. I have worked at a shoe store, a Mexican restaurant, a law firm, a drug and alcohol rehab, a bed and breakfast, and more recently, an international language school.

Teaching is something that sort of fell into my lap while traveling around Central America back in 2013 and I sometimes wonder how I even ended up there. It was a tenuous time in my life and to be frank, I’m just now piecing that time in my life into a more clear picture.

I came home after being in Central America for almost a year in order to take care of my mom whose cancer had spread to her brain. She passed away on March 2, 2015.

Again, teaching was there. It helped me in ways that I could have never predicted. A lifeline that kept me reading, communicating, learning, and growing. However, it was never a substitute for the major work that laid ahead.

So, why am I here?

The Bad+Good is a passion project that came about following my departure from teaching. I was writing, taking photographs, and creating on and offline when I realized that I wanted to do this- all of the time.

I was sharing short stories, secrets, and fears when I also realized that sharing felt good- cathartic even. I want everyone who visits The Bad+Good to feel inspired, represented, and hopefully a little less alone.

I am a true believer that the things we shy away from usually scratch away at us the most. Whether it be grief, love, anxiety, depression, body image issues, or relationship hiccups- sharing and exploring can help.

Have a question or topic to discuss? Email me at adriana@thebadgood.com or DM me @the_badgood on Instagram