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Life Narrative

Life Narrative

SELF-DIRECTED LEARNING: A NEVER-ENDING JOURNEY If you had told middle school Katie she would travel to South America for the last 6 months of her high school years, she most probably would have laughed and then peed her pants out of excitement. ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AND […]

Embracing Power, Acknowledging Intuition, Finding Peace

Embracing Power, Acknowledging Intuition, Finding Peace

Hello my crazy peeps, boy have I got a story for you! In order to celebrate New Years, Jake and I decided to take a little backpacking trip from Belize City to Cancun, Mexico. The day we left, we had a loose itinerary, our only […]

Healing. Strengthening.

Healing. Strengthening.

That is what we are doing, right? We are working to heal from the betrayal that was the election of our president, the betrayal we face when we look at family members who voted (are voting) for people who believe a large part of our […]

Kindness as warm as a fresh cup of tea

Kindness as warm as a fresh cup of tea

We are born to create. To edit is fun, to teach is helpful to your own learning, but there’s nothing quite like creation. Since I am no longer paid to create written pieces (a double-sided sword. One side: a promotion. The other side: no more […]

Babes Doing It For Themselves

Babes Doing It For Themselves

  I have been wanting to write a post since I moved into this house and started school, 4 weeks ago. I did not write a post at the time because I knew it would sound something like this: “I’m stressed and don’t know what […]

The Great Sand Dunes of Southern Colorado

The Great Sand Dunes of Southern Colorado

Colorado has sand dunes! I had no idea! Deep in Southern  Colorado, amidst the mountains, emerges a pile of sand, ever changing and constantly breathtaking.The week before school began, a group of friends and I took to the road on a Friday night, driving five […]

I’m Here for a Good Time and a Long Time

I’m Here for a Good Time and a Long Time

Hello world, it’s been awhile since I published the sincerely unsatisfactory update about my first year of college in the form of 6 measly photos. This blog post will be the ultimate update: an overview of completing a full year of university, the joys of […]

The Friend Group of All Friend Groups: The Baddies

The Friend Group of All Friend Groups: The Baddies

Friendship in college is something I was not ready for. I have friends at home in San Jose, I have friends all over the world. I  have experienced true deep friendships that have affected my life for the better and changed my views, but I […]

Self Directed Learner? Brainwashed Robot?

Self Directed Learner? Brainwashed Robot?

Self-Directed learning. Isn’t that the same as homeschooling? Unschooling? Worldschooling? How can I identify as a self directed learner while studying at a public university? I asked myself these questions as I stepped into my first lecture hall at Colorado State. I felt as if I […]

A Month in 6 Photos (College.)

A Month in 6 Photos (College.)

Hello! I am currently in the middle of week 5 of classes at Colorado State University. I am a journalism major and have had lots of great moments with lots of great people. As I would sit down (many, many times) to write a blog post […]