Posts from category: travel.

  • culture, love, personal, travel, writing


    I finally finished Richard Linklater's Before trilogy: Before Sunrise (1995,) Before Sunset (2004,) and Before Midnight (2013.) If you haven't watched it yet, I'd suggest you do, in order. For those who aren't aware of what the Before trilogy is-- essentially, two twentysomethings meet on a train in Vienna and end up spending one beautiful night together. There have been two sequels, and the trilogy plays with the element of time and relationships: does timing...

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  • love, personal, travel, writing

    Home Sweet Home.

    As a recent post-grad, I (like many of my peers) moved back in with my parents. For the first couple of weeks it felt strange. After living in Chicago for as long I did alone (well, with a roommate-- but you know what I mean,) the lack of independence was stifling. Pair that with the laid back attitude of the islands, and transportation constraints: you've basically got my nightmare. However,...

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  • fashion, personal, travel

    Staying Stylish!

    I've been wanting to write this post for a very long time, but haven't had the means to do so until now. As a plus-size woman and a chronic overpacker-- it was extremely difficult for me to hone down my suitcase to fit into a tiny rolling suitcase and a 40something L backpack. For most backpackers and travelling minimalistas, this would be easy... but I wanted to be fashionable, yet retain enough room for...

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  • academia, personal, travel, writing

    Don’t Quit Your Daydream: Post-Bacc, Part 1 For those of you who don't already know, I will be attending Mills College's post-baccalaureate pre-medical program come August. After months and months of applications, interviews, etc. I finally made it to one of the top post-bacc programs for career changers! Unfortunately, the process was tiresome and grueling-- and Mills was one of the only programs in the top tier that I was accepted to (and that's not including the...

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