ambiguous

Hanging in ambiguity is healthy, but how long can you stand it? I'm a quarter way through my final year of college, past the mid-term point of my senior year fall semester. There are so many emotions associated with this time in my life- excitement, anxiety, joy, fear, helplessness, empowerment, exhilaration, bliss, stress, impatience, elation.... Continue Reading →

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value

Repeat after me: travel is always worth it. Through the best days where you meet new friends and find the most beautiful souvenir art piece, to the worst days where you cry in airport bathrooms and think about booking a flight home. When you feel totally lost in a new city, out of place figuratively... Continue Reading →

How to Study Abroad

A beginner's guide: Find a place that sounds cool. I chose Denmark because it sounded awesome to me. Italy and Spain are nice, but some people don't even know where Denmark is. How cool is that? Find a place that piques your interest(s).¬†Okay, I didn't choose to go to Copenhagen just to sound cultured. I... Continue Reading →

coming “home”

Somewhere over the Atlantic Ocean, I noticed a weird feeling in my stomach that I guessed was homesickness; but for which home, I couldn't say. After four short months, I'm back from my semester abroad, and I'm experiencing a little more than my fair share of (reverse?) culture shock. I've cried too many times to... Continue Reading →

grappling with goodbye

Four months, a period of time I used to think would last forever, has flown by far too quickly. It's horribly clich√©, but I swear it really does feel like only yesterday that I was looking at the view from my balcony in utter shock that this was real, that I had moved to Europe.... Continue Reading →

procrastination station

I've been in college long enough to know the drill. There's just a week left of classes, and I have about 20 pages of papers due on top of 2 projects, an hour-and-a-half group presentation, an oral Danish exam, and a bunch of end-of-semester festivities to enjoy. My time left before the end of the... Continue Reading →

fragments

They say hindsight is 20/20. It certainly feels that way sometimes, doesn't it? When everything falls apart, we'd love the opportunity to go back in time and make a change, and when everything comes together seamlessly, we wish that we could tell our past selves to stop worrying so much. The temptation to look back... Continue Reading →

(in)significant

On any given day, how much time do you spend pondering your own insignificance? Weird question, I know. I ask because it's something I think about a lot. I study sustainability, and I often get lost wondering if there's anything I can do that would actually make a difference in terms of mitigating climate change,... Continue Reading →

Savoring Scandinavia

All of a sudden, it already feels like my study abroad experience is slipping away from me. I've been here just over 2 months, which means I have just under 2 months left in this European adventure. To say anxiety is kicking in would be the understatement of the century. From the moment I first... Continue Reading →

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