Category: Lifestyle

July 2020 Monthly Round-Up

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I was pretty absent from the blogging world last week (which felt so good), but I’m excited to get back into things this week and to catch up on my longggg to-do list. I know everyone has already said this, but I just can’t believe it’s August! July lasted a really long time for me, in the best sort of way, and I’m not ready for the summer to start winding down yet. There’s still so much to do before I head back to school in September! Continue reading “July 2020 Monthly Round-Up”

El Camino de Santiago: One Year Later

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One year ago today my brother and I were hiking 18.32 miles from Villafranca de Bierzo to Laguna del Castilla in Spain. 43,336 steps, give or take. We started early in the morning, before sunrise, with lights strapped to our heads as we walked along the Spanish highway through the pouring rain. It remained raining most of the day, as we passed through several villages and fellow pilgrims passed us. At one point we heard a very loud and unrecognizable noise above the sound of the rainfall, only to realize it was a honking donkey strutting by. And I can only imagine that at some point during our walk, my brother and I got into a spat about something silly, like that he was talking too much or that he ate more than his fair share of tortilla. After a slippery incline at the end of the cold, fall-like day, we finally arrived at our tiny town—no more than a single hostel and a restaurant—before settling in for the night, watching the movie Twister in Spanish as it played on the restaurant’s TV. Continue reading “El Camino de Santiago: One Year Later”

Packing for College in the Age of Coronavirus

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I took a poll on Instagram last week asking if you still wanted to see back-to-school content this year, given how uncertain the fall semester is looking… And the majority voted yes! But instead of just posting generic college content, I want to do my best to provide useful blog posts that acknowledge the weirdness of the upcoming academic year. So my first thought? A post about packing a light wardrobe for college during this pandemic! While I had already decided I was finally going to pack less clothing this year (my parents scoffed in disbelief when I told them), my university recently announced that students should only pack the essentials anyway. Continue reading “Packing for College in the Age of Coronavirus”