Tag: Life Lessons

El Camino de Santiago: The Untold Stories

Cruz de Fero, pilgrim, Camino de Santiago

Today I’m sharing the third post in my Camino series, telling a few of the heartfelt and funny stories from throughout my journey. These are some of my go-to anecdotes when people ask me about my trip abroad! If you missed the first two posts, you can read about what the Camino de Santiago is and read about the people I met. I tried to limit each vignette to 200 words but, uh, y’all know how verbose I can be—I think each one got slightly longer. What can I say, you just can’t put a word cap on the Camino! Anyway, I hope you enjoy… Continue reading “El Camino de Santiago: The Untold Stories”

5 Non-Cliché Things I Learned My First Year of College

college lessons, road trip, unpacking, college

Well folks, I finally finished my freshman year of college (and am back to blogging). I know I’m a little late to the party, what with the quarter system and all—I mean, my friends have been on summer vacation since early May! But we’ll see who’s complaining in August when they all have to go back to school and I don’t ‘til mid-September, hehe. Anyway, it amazes me to think how fast this year went by (and how much I’ve changed in such a short period of time). I’m a nostalgic person at heart, so I couldn’t not write a reflection post about my first year. Before I left for school last summer, everyone told me the same bits of advice: be open, meet new people, get involved, etc. While all those nuggets of overused wisdom served me well, they were just that—overused. That’s why today’s post compiles some of the not-so-common things I learned my freshman year. Keep scrolling to read more and to see some of my favorite photos from the past 10 months! Continue reading “5 Non-Cliché Things I Learned My First Year of College”

24 Hours in a Day and Only One to Be Upset

hot pink blazer, skinny jeans, white mules

Let’s get real for a moment guys, let’s bring it down a notch…There are some sucky things out there that have the potential to ruin your day. Maybe you spill mustard all over your favorite white blouse (and know it’s going to stain). Maybe you get a bad grade on that big assignment you were worried about. Maybe people in your group project or at work are lazy bums who never do anything but take all the credit. OR MAYBE you go out of your way to do something nice for someone else (i.e. wait extra long to hold the door open) and they don’t even say thank you! (Talk about my pet peeve!!). Let me tell ya’, I have had some frustrating moments these past two days. BUT that’s all they should’ve been—just moments. Far too often I let one little annoying thing ruin my whole day and you know what? I’m done with it! It’s just plain wasteful. Continue reading “24 Hours in a Day and Only One to Be Upset”