Hi friends and fellow readers! I’m glad that you’ve made it back to my blog. Thank you for being such loyal readers and if you’re new here, welcome! In this post, you’re going to find the top essentials you need for your carry on bag when you’re traveling. I often find that people I know … More What’s In My Bag? Carry On Edition
It’s taken my five months to get back on my blog because I’ve been so busy and if I wasn’t busy, I was spending my time with friends and family enjoying the last semester of my college career. And I did it. On May 19th, I graduated with Dean’s List honors from Dickinson College with … More Hiatus -J
As the snow is falling outside my window, I am once again reminded of sun-filled days of relaxation on the Costa del Sol. Recharging in a place like Málaga seems to suggest that you should just lay on one of the beaches for hours on end and sipping some cheap, but effective grocery store wine. … More Rest and Relaxation in Málaga
Okay friends, I am sure that you’ve been reading so many blogs about goals and aspirations for 2019, just like the one I wrote here to kick off the first couple of weeks of the new year. Since it is my first week back to blogging, I’m sharing a recap of every day in December … More Remember December? -J
I can’t believe it’s finally here…2019. This year seems like one of those years that was never going to happen – like 1999 when people were scrambling to buy the last bread loaves from the stores when 2000 was supposed to come. Maybe I am exaggerating a little but in 2015 when I was graduating … More It’s here. -J
2018. I had some success, but it was clearly not my best year. Far from it in fact. For all I achieved between internships, research projects, a double major, and cherished memories and friendships… that momentum isn’t going to get me anywhere without getting rid of the failure of the year. I’m an advocate for … More 2018: Thank U, Next.
Throughout my time as a student, I have had the privilege first, to even get to go to school as I realize not everyone may have the opportunity to do so, but I’ve also been able to attend public, public charter, and private institutions. Never once did I have to defend my rights as a … More Not a typical post. -J
It didn’t hit me until I saw a new class of students this week that I am a senior. Me. I finally made it to this point. There’s a tradition at Dickinson that if you step on the College seal that is conveniently placed right in the center of one of the most walked locations on … More Back to normal.
A year ago today, I left for Málaga. I got on a plane for the first time in 13 years, and set off for almost a year away from home. Part of me can’t believe it’s been that long since I packed up my things and landed on the coast of Spain, while another part … More One year later.
Do you remember what it was like meeting your best friend? That moment where you both just clicked? Finding someone that understands you is one of the best feelings out there. While there aren’t really words to describe what exactly “it” is, you could classify as vibe, an energy, an aura. I consider it simply … More The Generosity of Strangers in a Foreign Land –A
Although I am going to be busy the next couple of weeks (literally two weeks from Wednesday will be the last time I find myself in Italy), I could not finish out the semester without posting about my trip to Santorini, Greece. I will admit that there are a lot of trips that have to … More A Weekend in Santorini – J
Being abroad can be an adventure, it can be a dream. But that’s not usually the dominant feeling during the journey, nor is it the ideal that is falsely portrayed on Instagram or cleverly captioned Facebook albums. Abroad, while usually considered an overall success is something anyone will tell you was the best decision they’ve … More Abroad Fails and How to Avoid Them –A
I’m writing this just a couple days after the beginning of the month simply because I’ve been so busy! I never expected the end of the semester to be the time where I’m not finding time to write. I’m currently writing from my newest favorite cafe, Itit Sandwich Cafe near the university district where I’m … More The Three Month Recap & May Goals -J
How many times have I heard people tell me I’m so lucky to be in Spain right now. I’ve heard it at least 7 times in the last week that I can think of. They mean well, either as a complement or something positive to drive the conversation on abroad life. What it really does … More The Dark Side of Paradise. –A
Happy I don’t even know what day it is, I just had to check my calendar Wednesday. Today I am touching on some fears of transition back to life at home in the United States and going back to my official college next year. Last week, Amara touched on going to the US for ten days … More Homebound Feels -J