2018: Work Hard, but Play Harder

2016 was all about traveling. 2017 was all about learning to take a break. 2018, I decided, was about pushing myself to my limits and proving that I did not graduate from college for nothing. At the beginning of 2018, I had no idea what was in store for me. I had no plans to… Continue reading 2018: Work Hard, but Play Harder


A Lesson Learned from my First Week of Grad School

The first week of graduate school taught me that I’m a nut job, or a “whack job” as my professor informed me. This is how it went down: Friends and family give you advice and help guide your path, or at least that’s what I believe. You say you understand something and will or won’t… Continue reading A Lesson Learned from my First Week of Grad School


The Meaning Behind my Tattoos

Just over a year ago, I did something (almost) completely irreversible: I got tattoos. During my second to last week in Australia, I went with my roommate to make a tattoo appointment for her. This was right after we had watched our friend Brian get inked in Thailand. With sparked inspiration from my friends, plus… Continue reading The Meaning Behind my Tattoos


How Fans Saw the Post Malone 2018 MTV Video Music Awards Performance

The 2018 MTV Video Music Awards were met with a lot of criticism: the deserving artists didn’t win, the Aretha Franklin tribute by Madonna was lackluster and Avicii was almost completely ignored. I did not read much disapproval, however, about Post Malone’s performance, the finale of the night. The grand ending of the 2018 Video Music… Continue reading How Fans Saw the Post Malone 2018 MTV Video Music Awards Performance

Thoughts, travel tips

A Letter to Future Study Abroad Ambassadors

My semester abroad in Australia lasted over a year. I extended my study abroad journey by becoming an AIFS Alumni Ambassador during my senior year of college. At the end of the program, AIFS had ambassadors write letters to the potential new liaisons at our schools. I thought publishing my letter may encourage others to… Continue reading A Letter to Future Study Abroad Ambassadors


Opportunities are (still) Meant for Taking

  Opportunities are meant for taking. That was the title of my first ever post on this blog two years ago. Guess what? Opportunities are still meant for taking. Let me tell you why.   Wednesday, July 4, 2018 9:30 a.m. arrive at beach 12:50 p.m. purchase concert tickets and leave beach 3:45 p.m. leave… Continue reading Opportunities are (still) Meant for Taking


Unasked for Advice from a Recent College Graduate

This is a friendly reminder that your life is yours to design. You don’t like something? Alter it. You have negative people in your life? Hug them goodbye. You want to visit a new country? I’ll see you on the next flight. Of course I know nothing is that simple, but even changing your outlook… Continue reading Unasked for Advice from a Recent College Graduate


A Reflection on 4 Years of University

You are now reading a post from a Hofstra University alumna and holder of a Bachelor of Journalism degree. I am usually decent at putting my feelings into a post, which is why I have a “Thoughts” section on this blog. Honestly, though, how am I supposed to put into words how I feel about… Continue reading A Reflection on 4 Years of University


Feeling 22

I never thought turning 22 in America could beat turning 21 in Australia, but it may have happened. How? Well, as I mentioned in my “21” post last year, I am one of the luckiest girls in the world because I have some of the best friends (and family) around. Despite the birthday night out… Continue reading Feeling 22


A Little Bit About Me

This blog lets you see where my travels have taken me and even allows you to peek into my mind to view my thoughts on certain things, from having a "mid-college crisis" to the ambiguity of life. However, this blog does not actually give much detail about who I am, besides what one can interpret… Continue reading A Little Bit About Me