Abroad Series Part 5: Those “Ah-ha” Moments­

“For sunset we decided to go back to the first lookout point, and watch the sunset over the Danube. The sunset changed the colors of the river and the buildings and it was absolutely breathtaking to watch the old city and its buildings light up, one by one. Once the sun had set, we traveled…

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….

50 Things You Learn After Graduating from Cal

As football season begins ramping up, I’m getting more and more homesick for Cal. I still can’t believe that three months ago I graduated from the #1 public university in the world. While post-grad life is fun, nothing compares to four magical years at the best university in the world. But the learning doesn’t stop when…

5 Lessons You Learn After You Study Abroad

It has now been over year since I left Barcelona, one of the most beautiful, charming, and magical cities on the planet. In the year that I’ve been back home (and saving money furiously to return back), I’ve been able to really consolidate my personal, emotional and intellectual growth into 5 major lessons I learned…

Dear Freshmen,

This post was a letter written to high school seniors as they graduated high school and began to look forward to college. Hope you enjoy! Cue “Pomp and Circumstance” Cue families hugging and crying while hugging their new graduates Cue me living in ignorant bliss, rocking in the corner of my room, and refusing to…

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…

The Good Old Days

“I wish there was a way to know you’re in the good old days before you’ve actually left them.” –Andy Dwyer, The Office As my college career is wrapping up, I am finally beginning to finally realize how lucky I am to study at the University of California, Berkeley and spending some of the best four years of…

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…

Falling into Place: Abroad Series Part 2

I knew from a young age that I always wanted to travel and visit all the places on the old globe my granddad had in his den. I would see pictures of my family members in different parts of the country and of the world and knew that I would want to see these places…

Whimsical Weekends: Abroad Series Part 1

It’s incredible to believe that two years ago today I submitted my application to study abroad in Barcelona for the Spring 2014 semester. Actually, I submitted two applications- to Rome and Barcelona- and had no idea as to whether I would actually be leaving Cal for a whole six months. However, through a difficult decision making…