Nestled into a peninsula on New Zealand’s east coast, Kaikoura is simultaneously more and less than I ever could have asked for. More in its amazing scenery, nature, and ability to me bring back to those core essentials. Less because it did all of this with its beautiful, simple charm which reminds me that sometimes we don’t need so much to be ‘happy.’Continue reading “Kaikoura: Hike, Sea Life, and Reconnect”
When I was younger, I wanted to be a marine biologist so I could swim with dolphins and spend my days on the water. Sadly, I came to the realization that that’s isn’t exactly what marine biologists do…Continue reading “Kaikoura Dolphin Encounter”
It has been the craziest few days of what feels like nonstop flights: Newark to San Fran, San Fran to Sydney, Sydney to Christchurch. Somewhere in the midst of all of this, we took a two day stop in Sydney before continuing on to Christchurch. It simultaneously feels like a lifetime ago and yesterday. The altitude has definitely done a number on my brain cells’ ability to keep track of the days.Continue reading “Snapshot: Sydney Flyby”
It’s rare that I’m able to catch my favorite moments on camera, as they’re seemingly so fleeting and spontaneous.Continue reading “My Sweet Summer”
July 11 has rapidly crept up on me, and in just about a week I will be leaving for the adventure of a lifetime. It feels like the timing is right for me to share this little goodbye video I put together for my friends and family. It has certainly made me realize how lucky I am to have such positive, strong, supportive people in my life. Goodbye will be hard, but I’m thankful to have a home that’s hard to leave.
Seven. That’s how many colors there are in a rainbow, how many days there are in a week. Some consider it a lucky number, but to me seven is the number of continents on this big sphere of earth and ocean. And I want to visit them all.
I hate to say it, mainly because of how much I spent on tuition, but most of what I learned at college took place outside of the classroom. So much of life happens beyond books and chalkboards, lettered grades and numbered GPAs. My most important lessons have come from the people and moments around me at my small college.Continue reading “Important Lessons from a Small College”
As much as I hate to talk about it, graduation is upon us (the olden seniors) and I’m not entirely sure how I feel about it. For some people it’s the end, and for others it’s just the beginning. Ending undergrad and starting another four years somewhere else. Entering the workforce. Saying goodbye to the people you’re used to seeing every single morning when you walk out of your bedroom.Continue reading “The ‘G’ Word”
I had a doctor’s appointment recently and was forced to take a step of faith onto the ever-ominous scale.
I anxiously watched the numbers toggle back and forth before my eyes. Numbers bounced up and down, folding and unfolding, before falling still on a number that instigated immediate panic. I wanted high scores on my exams, not the scale I was standing on.Continue reading “Ditch Your Scale and Break the Numerical Box”
After the weather cools down and tourists leave, Cape May slows its pulse and tucks herself in for winter hibernation.