Category: College

My First Impressions of Glasgow

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Gosh, it feels like forever since I’ve thought about anything blog-related… it’s just been such an exciting and overwhelming week as I’ve tried to adjust to life across the pond! I arrived in Glasgow, Scotland, on January 5th to start my five-month-long study abroad experience at the University of Glasgow. I am beyond ecstatic to have finally made it here, as I’ve been trying to come to Scotland since pre-Covid (and have wanted to study abroad basically my whole life before that, not to be dramatic or anything). Traveling during a pandemic isn’t quite how I imagined the experience, but it’s safe to say that all the stress and worry I was feeling pre-departure has melted away now that I arrived. Everything is so exciting and new, so I wanted to share a few unedited pics of my first few days here! Continue reading “My First Impressions of Glasgow”

Packing for Scotland: My Capsule Wardrobe for Abroad

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Let the study abroad content begin! I finished packing last night and managed to squeeze five months-worth of clothing into just a carry-on suitcase and my backpack. For those of you who don’t know, I will be studying abroad at the University of Glasgow in Scotland for the upcoming semester, from January to May. My long-time followers know what a saga it has been to get to this point… I originally started the study abroad process in 2019 and was supposed to go to Scotland in the fall of 2020. Obviously, Covid had different plans. A few re-applications and a whole lotta disappointment later, it looks like this dream will finally come true! I, of course, won’t fully believe it until I’m kissing the Scottish ground, but I otherwise have my plane tickets booked, housing contract signed, and bags packed. Glasgow, here I come! Continue reading “Packing for Scotland: My Capsule Wardrobe for Abroad”

(Final) Fall Quarter in Review

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I can’t believe I almost forgot to publish a post reviewing the classes I took fall quarter! At the start of each month, I sit down to plan out all my content for the month in an Excel spreadsheet. Usually routine posts (like my monthly recaps and Thrifty Six collaborations) are the first I write down, so it’s surprising my fall quarter recap completely skipped my mind. As some of you may recall from my posts back in September, I was really nervous to start my senior year—I thought the quarter would be a huge disappointment because two of my best friends graduated and left in the spring. Well, I’m super excited to say that the start of my senior year exceeded all expectations and was everything I could have wanted. Continue reading “(Final) Fall Quarter in Review”