Monthly Archives: November 2017

The End of the Semester Slump

I have only a few weeks left in my time here abroad. I have done so much and seen so much, that I have honestly become burnt out. I am very, very tired if I am going to be honest. I have not only seen most of London, but many other cities as well. Including places like Brighton, Barcelona, Amsterdam, Paris, Berlin, and Bruges. All of these places were completely amazing, and truly opened my eyes to the world. But, they have all made me so tired, and ready to finally come home. Traveling and being around new things constantly, truly does make a person tired. It makes you feel completely overwhelmed, while also feeling completely grateful at the same time. You are drained, while also feeling the need to do so much in your valuable time. Continue reading

A Time to be Grateful

Hey everyone, long time no blog. Yes, I know it has been a few weeks since I last updated you all about my adventures across the ocean. It has been absolutely insane. Over these past few weeks I have gone to London to visit Sydney and Victoria. I have wrote a lot of papers and have been starting final projects. We celebrated Friendsgiving and my 21st birthday. All of this happening while I had an awful cold! Continue reading

A Roman Thanksgiving: A Week Surrounded by Friends and Family

What are the chances of seeing your best friends from high school and college, cousins, and family all in the same week while you are studying abroad? My guess is pretty slim. Continue reading

Making a New City Your Home

When I first chose to come abroad, I would have never expected to love a city so much. I was honestly terrified. Terrified of being dropped off in a city I knew nothing about and knew absolutely no one. But, little did I know that this place would turn into home sooner than expected.

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The Eco-Friendly Lifestyle of the Dutch

This past weekend my friends and I took a weekend trip to Amsterdam. Our long two-day trip was filled to the brim with all of the ‘must see’ tourist spots. We toured of the Van Gogh, Heineken, and Anne Frank House museums. We touched all sides of history during our short visit to the beautiful city. Continue reading

Feeling the Roma Pride

Last week on Tuesday my friends, Tori and Riley, and I went to the Roma vs Chelsea championship soccer game. It was on Halloween night at the Stadio Olympico. We had all already been to a Roma soccer game, but this was going to be much different. The entire stadium was completely sold out. I mean of course it was, this was a championship game! I am not a huge soccer fan, but man, this was an experience of a lifetime.

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It’s the Simple Moments

During these past few months of being abroad I have learned that the smallest things in life become the best memories. I have reflected these past few days while having a relaxing long weekend due to the All Saints holiday and in between my trip to Monte Carlo and the Italian Riviera. Continue reading

The Reality of Being Homesick Abroad

When it comes to studying abroad, you think it will all be fun and games. You think it’s going to be some magical experiences that will change the rest of your life. Well, don’t get me wrong, my trip has been nothing but magical so far. And, yes it has changed my life in so many ways. You really start to grow up and learn who you are as a person. But, along with learning who you are, you start to see how hard the real world can be. You have to grow up in a matter of minutes, when arriving to a new place alone. Yes, this is an amazing thing for people! You should be thrown into the world at some point, to truly learn and grow as a person. But, it can also make life extremely tricky. By extremely tricky, I mean you start to get homesick. Continue reading

Getting Spooky in Rome

With Halloween just around the corner, my roommate and I decided to get into the spirit by visiting some spooky sights here in Rome. Halloween is hands down my favorite holiday, and I was worried that here in Italy it would not be celebrated. To my surprise, when October hit, the streets of Rome started filling with decorative pumpkins, skeletons, ghosts. Living in a city with architecture and history dating as far back as 674 B.C. I knew there was going to be a lot of spooky places to explore. Continue reading