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…

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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…

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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…

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Hey friends, This post is a bit sassier than normal, but it is definitely needed. When I sat down to write this, I realized what a vital piece of the puzzle Instagram has been to my success as a blogger, but that also means that I have seen and experienced things that resulted in a rant…errr, list. Ahhh Instagram. My favorite social media platform without a doubt, Instagram has become an incredible channel for influencers, bloggers, and brands alike. Some people really kill the Insta game and others…not so much. There are times when people really annoy me on Instagram.…

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Hey friends, Recently, I’ve been thinking a lot about complacency and how it can impact our lives. Merriam Webster’s dictionary defines complacency as “a feeling of smug or uncritical satisfaction with oneself or one’s achievements”. For me, it can be so easy to get in this place where I’m happy with things and not really trying to set my expectations too high. But, I’ve realized that when I get in this mindset, I tend to fall into a more complacent state of mind. I wasn’t made for this way of life, and neither were you. But when things are crazy busy…

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