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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 […]

HuffPost is Missing Out on This One

HuffPost is Missing Out on This One

I have been reviewing past articles and stories I’ve written through the past few years. I came across a few that brought smiles as well as some that reminded me I was NOT accepted by The Huffington Post. I seem to have softened the blow […]

An Open Letter To My Dad (Happy Fathers Day!)

An Open Letter To My Dad (Happy Fathers Day!)

Hi Dad, I love you. I love the way that you’ve embraced being a dad and not only lived up to the standards and expectations the job holds, but surpassed them. I love the way you would drive me everywhere I needed to go, no […]

How Bikinis Relate to Writing, & Other Surprises

How Bikinis Relate to Writing, & Other Surprises

Self Assessment: Assessment or evaluation of oneself or one’s actions and attitudes, in particular, of one’s performance at a job or learning task considered in relation to an objective standard.  This week has been a big whammy of self assessing for me. This week I dove […]

A Weekend at the Lake

A Weekend at the Lake

Lake Titicaca, it has been quite the journey to experience you. It started with a 7 hour bus journey through the night. We bumped and swayed as we tried to sleep, but to no avail. Finally at 5am, we arrived in Puno, your biggest port […]