This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #DDIcedCoffeeToGo #CollectiveBias After returning to the United States less than a week ago, I’ve already been thrown into the process of unpacking from my summer interning in Guatemala and repacking to head back to college for senior year! Needless to say, it’s been slightly chaotic. I’m gearing up for a fun senior year with some of the best friends in the world as my roommates, and an exciting (but heavy) class schedule to match! In the meantime, I’ve been working on finishing up my summer classes, seeing all of my friends here at home, and spending as much time with my family as possible.  If you’ve read the blog or followed me on…

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Hey friends! I haven’t been one to keep a journal very well as  a young adult. Growing up, I would fill journals with wild amounts of writing almost every single night. It was my way of relaxing and unwinding. There are so many nights I can remember spending tucked in bed with my journal and pen, writing away into the late night. I can remember waking up with the journal covering my face, as I accidentally fell asleep still writing. There are even occasions I remember of staining the pages of the journal with my tears as I would write about the hard situations I faced at the time. Somewhere along the way, I stopped this nightly ritual. My writing developed more and more into the form of things like…

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Hey friends! After about a month and a half living on Lake Atitlán, it truly feels like home already. Even by the second week here, it already felt like home. One of the main reasons that I think I settled in so quickly is the fact that I work at my internship Monday – Friday, which gives me a routine that automatically gives my schedule some regularity and rhythm.  I’ve found all of my favorite spots, made incredible friends, and work at a company with an incredible vision. Before I moved here this summer, I thought that I would have a lot of problems adjusting to working a Monday – Friday schedule since it’s such a difference from having a few classes a day at college.

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Oh wow! I am so excited to finally share this post with you all.  This post was a long time coming and I’m so thankful that I have had as many opportunities to travel so that I can even write this post on my Airbnb love (read: addiction). I mean, let’s be real, my alternative title for this post was “A Love Affair; My Ode to Airbnb”. After spending the spring 2016 semester studying abroad (with a three week long spring break, might I add), going back to Europe this past March/April, and now living in Guatemala, I am coming to you today armed with my favorite places to stay around the world. 

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Hey friends, If you think the title of this post sounds a little extra, well, it is. This was the title of a presentation I gave recently for a student symposium within my college. There are six different majors in my college, the College of Human Environmental Sciences, and a student from each major was selected to give a talk the the college about a theme they have been studying. When I found out that I had been selected, I immediately knew the direction that I wanted to take for this.  I really wanted to share on the topic of fast fashion to my peers. This is something that many people are slightly aware of, yet don’t really know exactly how to execute either on their budget or with their style. I…

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