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Practical Study Abroad Tips from Someone Who’s Been There Before

This time three (!!!) years ago, I was returning from my study abroad experience in France and preparing for a whole new journey in London. Time really flies—it feels like just yesterday I was freaking out about moving to a country I had never visited before, anxiously awaiting the day of my departure. I still think about my study abroad experiences almost daily. I communicate with friends I made abroad; my career path and goals changed after I went abroad; my…

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College, France, London, School, Study Abroad

Weekend Reads 08

Hello, everyone! I hope you had a lovely week. Work has kept me super busy, which is exhausting but nice. I even got on a roll and drafted a 2,000-word blog post one night. Lots of interesting stuff to read this week so let’s just dive right in. If you missed last week’s reads, check them out here. Former Surgeon General: I’m Worried About America’s Stress I love that more people with influence are talking about mental health more and…

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Musings

Travelling Back in Time at the Cooper Hewitt Museum in NYC

Lured by the relative proximity to my apartment and my desire to do something cultural without being overwhelmed by loud, sweaty tourists on a beautiful summer day, I embarked on a leisurely Sunday afternoon stroll to 5th Avenue and 91st Street, otherwise known as the address of the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. About Cooper Hewitt Reopened in 2014 after extensive renovations, Cooper Hewitt is housed in the 5th Avenue Andrew Carnegie Mansion and is the only museum in the…

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Life in NYC, NYC, Travels

Weekend Reads 07

I hope everyone had a lovely week! I’ve been super busy with work and can’t believe how fast time flies in the real world. It’s already back to school time and it’s weird not going back… Anyways, even if I’m not at school, I’m still keeping my mind fresh, both with online articles, physical books and typing blog posts and writing for myself. Here are the most interesting articles to add to your weekend reading list: On the Road with ‘Dark Knight’ Composer…

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Inside the Weekend of a Highly Introverted Person

Weekends are my sanctuary. In my former life, I was definitely an old English grandma (or so I’ve been told, by numerous people on many different occasions), so naturally, my weekends are spent recharging my old soul and relaxing whenever possible. Weekends are also my chance for much-needed alone time. I recently took a personality quiz with my coworkers (read: I made them take the personality quiz) and my introverted percent was 97%, only proving that I need this alone time to…

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Life in NYC, Musings

Weekend Reads 06

Well hello again! It’s been awhile since I’ve done one of these. I haven’t been very good about planning ahead with this blog (something I’m working on!) so when I went to DC for the weekend, I didn’t have one of these planned. The weekend after, I was SO exhausted and last weekend, I just wasn’t feeling it. So, here we are. In August. Can you believe it?! I hope you find this weekend reading interesting. +At The New Yorker,…

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What Adventure Means to Me

I was reading an issue of Travel & Leisure over the weekend and something the Editor-in-Chief Nathan Lump said about adventure stuck with me: “Adventure isn’t about climbing Mount Everest—or it doesn’t have to be. It’s about doing something that feels different and embracing the calibration between discomfort and excitement that comes from that.” I’ve always found it so hard to put into words what adventure means to me and Nathan did it beautifully. Adventure is why I decided to…

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Dream Homes in DC: A Photo Journal

Whenever I go somewhere new (and, let’s face it, whenever I walk around NYC), I always scope out potential dream homes. My phone is consistently full of beautiful townhome pictures that I can only dream of entering one day. On my recent trip to DC, I made sure to fill my camera with new dream home shots—and there was no shortage of them!   I’m not exactly sure where my obsession for dream home hunting comes whilst travelling. Perhaps, in…

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Travels, United States

Girls Weekend in DC

Last Friday, I took a late train down to Washington DC to reunite with all of my roommates from senior year of Davidson. It was my first proper trip down to DC since 8th grade and the first time all four of us were together in one place since graduation. Needless to say, it was a great weekend. My weekend trip to DC was my first actual trip in I don’t even know how long, so I was a bit…

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Musings, Travels, United States

Weekend Reads 05

Oh, man, do I have a lot to share this week! Last week was a little light (and late), but this week is back on schedule and better than ever, filled with wonderful stories about powerful, inspiring women. Sheila Michaels, Who Brought ‘Ms.’ to Prominence, Dies at 78 When I think of abbreviations like Ms. and Mr. and Miss, it’s just one of those things that I assume has always been around. It was so interesting to read how this…

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