My 21st summer 

Well, it’s official. Camp is in session! My cabin has come to life with 12 girls who have already impressed me with their kindness, curiosity, bravery and intellect. I mean seriously they all packed more books than I did.  Anyway.  Many of you may think that being a camp counselor is a joke of a…

Pinball

Sometimes I feel like a pinball flying around from one place to the next, rarely stopping…so as I’m sure you can imagine, it feels great to stay put for even just a little bit.Today, and for the next ten weeks, I’m in Maine. It may seem random, but those who know me know that this…

The F Word

I know, I know… it has been a while.  I wrapped up my sixth semester, and now I am at the end of a vacation that has blown my mind in ways unimaginable.  I’ll cut to the chase.  Everyone knows what F word I’m talking about… we all use it regularly and are often consumed…

Balancing Act

It’s been nearly two months since I’ve last written. Yikes! Clearly time is getting away from me. I’m back in Tampa, so I no longer travel somewhere new each weekend and get to write while waiting at the airport. Life is still as sweet as ever. I genuinely look forward to my classes and my…

Charmed by Charleston 

The College of Charleston campus took me back in time (no pun intended?) Lucy and I had time to kill before checking in to our hostel, so wander we did.  $0 and 0 calories 🙂 Classical + tropical. What could be cooler?I’m looking very stylish here.  We grabbed a bite to eat at an eclectic Asian…

On the road again

And just like that my two weeks of holiday break in Rhode Island are up and I’m back on the move! Staying on the same continent this semester, but down to Tampa I must drive (with the company of my sister). We decided to make a mini road trip out of it, stopping in Philadelphia,…

You might wanna sit down

I wish I had the slightest clue as to why we are who we are. Let me explain.  The other night I hung out with three local graduate students. They all originate from Morroco, so their Spanish and English are practically as perfect as their French and Arabic.  Here I am, struggling to learn a…

A semi-Spaniard 

This feeling is all too familiar by now. The feeling of something going by in the blink of an eye. It seems like yesterday I was in Tampa day-dreaming about my study abroad opportunity. A few weeks ago I was in China, wasn’t I?! Time never waits.  With this being said I officially have one…

Nether Nether Land

If you’ve ever seen the movie Peter Pan, you know that Never Never Land is a dream world. Well, I think it is safe to say that the Netherlands is my dream world. To start off my blog I have to introduce Lauren. Lauren and I met at age 3 in preschool. We were inseparable;…