ENDICOTT COLLEGE // BEVERLY, MA I have been MIA from the blog for a couple months now because I was too busy having an absolute blast! Coming back to Endicott after a semester abroad and a month at home, I wasn’t sure what to expect. Post-study abroad depression had blocked out any thoughts of what second semester
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T + E: 1 year!

I’m a pretty lucky gal that I’ve spent 1 whole year with my best friend having adventures and exploring the world together. Thomas has stuck with me through four months abroad, countless temper tantrums, and way more smiles. 
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Though I’ve been playing guitar for nearly two years, I certainly wouldn’t call myself some sort of expert. I was lucky enough to have 3 roommates who loved to jam out and sing along while I practiced or take my guitar to the beach and hang out with everyone, both of which were SO much
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Let’s get one thing straight: I was NEVER one for Valentine’s Day. Instead, I was that annoying friend that would go on and on about how stupid this “Hallmark Holiday” was and how your significant other should love you every day of the year. Even if I was in a relationship, I wouldn’t be caught
MADRID, SPAIN –> CT, USA It’s January 19th, which means that I have officially been back home in the United States for exactly one month! Time flies! I thought I would take some time to reflect on my final days of my Spanish study abroad experience. I wrote this the day before I headed to
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Bring On 2015

Now that we are nearly two weeks into the new year, I have finally nailed down what I hope to achieve this year! 2014 was such an incredible year, which makes me want to strive for an even better 2015.
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Since we are now in the new year, I’ve been taking some time to reflect on the year behind me. 2014 was an incredible year for me, complete with a lot of soul-searching and traveling. I thought the best way for me to recap the year was to look back on the goals I made
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102 days // 7 countries // 24 cities // a lifetime of memories. Studying abroad was everything I hoped it would be and more. I am beyond thankful for this experience but it’s time to start my next adventure… Until next time, Madrid
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I can now say that I’m in my final two weeks in Madrid, which seems surreal. I feel like I just got here and like I’ve been here forever, which makes no sense at all. In between freaking out about studying for my millions of finals, I’ve been doing a lot of reflecting on my
The ease of travel throughout Europe Vegan croquetas The adorable puppy play group I pass on my way to class every morning Learning new Spanish every day Having meals cooked for me every day There is always SOMETHING to do when living in a city Free entry to clubs The drinking age (sorry dad) Talking
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MADRID, SPAIN Here’s the thing: Thanksgiving is my absolute favorite holiday. Sure, I don’t eat meat so it’s not about the turkey (though I do love a good tofurkey and could start drooling just thinking about the delicious feast my family prepares). It’s more about tradition.    

Study abroad reflections: October

Madrid, Spain Can’t believe I’ve officially been in Madrid for a month. It’s been quite a ride! Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE being here, but one thing they don’t tell you about traveling is that when you are sick all you’ll want is a hug from your mom Finally got a Spanish cell phone

Semana dos en España

MADRID, SPAIN This past week has been nuts! We started school (hence the obligatory first day of school photo), have been exploring the city, went to a salsa night, got VIP entry and free drinks at a local club, checked out the free class at a local pole fitness studio, and planned our first weekend

September goodbyes

USA —> EUROPE This past week I’ve said goodbye to the most important people in my life. I got to head to Block Island to celebrate my mom’s birthday on my family’s annual summer Block trip right before we sent my baby sister off to Endicott. A couple days later, I was lucky enough to

Conversations at 30,000 feet 

I don’t know what it is about airports, or maybe what is about me, but people have a tendency to tell me their life stories in various airports and planes across the world. It’s kind of a beautiful thing, really.  
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