Foreign Places Known
Mar22

Foreign Places Known

This picture was taken in May 2016, on my first trip to Mexico. 🙂 The truth is, I did not choose to study abroad this semester – studying abroad chose me. I did not choose to return to school for a graduate program – that chose me as well. After being accepted in to the program, I realized that things that were taking place were for extended growth for who I would become professionally. In 2016 I came to Cuernavaca, Mexico for two...

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My Thoughts Before Leaving Abroad to Australia
Mar11

My Thoughts Before Leaving Abroad to Australia

Sydney, Australia is a world recognized city with lots of things to do. Before embarking on this new adventure, I had my share of feelings of doubts and nervousness. Of course I was beyond excited to explore the other side of the world. There was so much to look forward to. I could not wait to scuba the Great Barrier Reef, feed kangaroos, and learn how to surf. However, I could not help but think “what if I don’t make friends,”...

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Living the (Ice) Dream in Vienna
Feb28

Living the (Ice) Dream in Vienna

I believe there are a finite amount of times in a person’s life when they are doing something and are suddenly struck by the overwhelming significance of their ongoing experience. Sometimes it is when we are doing something for the last time, for example attending your last high school dance or competing in your last competitive swim meet. Other times, it is because of a strong emotional connection to the people or location associated...

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Second Chance in Mexico
Feb27

Second Chance in Mexico

When I arrived to Mexico, I immediately became overwhelmed with good emotions. I shed a few tears and expressed boundless gratitude for where I am because it is not often that you get to return to places where you once failed, only to be set on a path to succeed. I felt at home, at peace, and a belonging that has been waiting for my arrival. I spent the first two weeks attending Spanish class to better prepare me for my internship in...

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My heart is here!
Feb26

My heart is here!

Wow! I can not believe I have been in England over a month already. The time is really flying by as I stay busy with school and traveling on the weekends. I still love all my housemates and look forward to going to the dining hall with them for dinner every night after an exhausting day. Recently I have been walking to the university in the mornings. The weather is warmer than when I arrived and the sun has been out the past few days,...

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Greetings from Costa Rica

I’ve been in Costa Rica for a whole month now and honestly, it has been amazing. I can’t say enough good things about my experience here. I am staying in a very rural area at a research facility run by Texas A&M. It is on the edge of a rainforest and twenty minutes from a very large volcano. It is honestly one of the most interesting and beautiful places I have ever been and I love that I get to stay here for another...

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