Dense: Barcelona from Above

I’ve spent the last week pouring through my memories, trying to find the perfect photo to match this week’s photo challenge. I missed the previous week’s photo challenge, and, if I’m being honest, I’ve had massive writers block for the past few months. It may be because I haven’t travelled outside of the U.S. in…

Spring Cleaning

The weather is warming up, the cherry blossoms have bloomed, and rainy showers sprinkle on tulips opening towards the weekly sun. In other words, it’s officially spring. I love spring. I love running amongst flowers and feeling the grass between my toes. I love longer days and warmer nights, and sitting on stoops and balconies,…

New Year, New Me

I’ve known that I am a perfectionist my whole life. If my name is on something, it must be perfect. I must be perfect.   Hello friends. It’s been awhile since I’ve written and I feel as though I’ve lost a little part of myself. See, the last post that I made was in November….

Turning Down a Teaching Offer in Spain…

Santander, Cantabria. October to June. It was the opportunity of a lifetime. It was the opportunity to move back to mi patria, experience a new part of the Spanish culture, and teach English to university-age students. To live among the locals and immerse myself in a new culture with new people in new places. And…

Why Learning a New Language is the Best Investment for Yourself

After living in the beautiful bilingual city of Barcelona, I became obsessed with languages. From trying to understand Catalan in my law classes to reading Spanish texts on history, art, and literature in my philology classes, my brain exploded with new words from both the Catalan and Spanish languages. But the biggest thing that I learned…

Why Not? Take a Crazy Chance.

For those of you Lizzie McGuire lovers out there, you will know that this is the beginning of the chorus of a fantastic number from The Lizzie McGuire Movie. During my entire study abroad experience (and also the week I was in Rome), this was my anthem for life. The song goes on to say,…

Get Lost.

I have been lost. In more ways than one, really- physically, figuratively, metaphorically, in a city that I’ve never been to before while it’s late at night and I’m by myself and there’s no taxis on the street to take me home… in the post-grad life where I have no idea what I’m doing…You get…

On Being a Recent Graduate and Funemployed

“Go to law school!” “Travel while you can” “What do you mean you’re not working, pick up a part time job to pay off student loans!” “Move back home” “Follow your heart” “Take a risk” “Play it safe” “Volunteer for a bit” “Are you sure it’s not too late to go to grad school in…

A New City, A New You…

It’s strange moving to a brand new city. Everything is different, everyone is new, and every action is exciting. There are restaurants to eat at, tourist places to visit and locals to become your best friend. Accomplishing small tasks, such as finding the grocery store or the pharmacy, successfully navigating public transportation correctly, or trying to find…

Washington, D.C. Bound

Earlier this week, I traveled across the country to spend my summer in Washington, D.C. It’s  the first time that I’ll on the East Coast and, despite the fact that I know my curly hair will not like the humid weather, I’m thrilled to live and learn in our nation’s capital. A couple weeks ago, I attended…

Why Traveling Solo as a Female Isn’t the Scariest Thing in the World

A couple nights ago, I had a friend come to me with a dilemma: She had a free ticket to Europe for two and a half months through her uncle’s expiring airlines miles. She wouldn’t be in school, wouldn’t start her job for six months and basically has nothing to do in between her graduating early and entering…

Confessions from the Concussed

A few weeks ago I found myself sitting in the emergency room at 3am and hearing that I was diagnosed with a concussion. I was to be put on severe “physical and cognitive rest” for the next few weeks- which just so happened to be my last few weeks as a student at the greatest university…