Sophia Riley is a writer and illustrator from Rockford, Illinois. She has a deep love of storytelling and especially enjoys creating content for young readers. She has been published in Many Nice Donkeys and TheAsbury Review, and has illustrated six children’s books and multiple book covers. Between her jobs as a content writer and an elementary teaching assistant, she enjoys painting, sitting in coffee shops for hours, and traveling with her sisters.
There were three things I was determined to do during my fourteen weeks abroad, only one of which I actually achieved.
The first was to journal every single day, and I did. I scribbled down every trivial memory, everything that made me mad, everything I ate, and then I taped down every ticket, leaf, and pamphlet to boot. Goal achieved.