Always Look Back

Just like many people, I often use the New Year as a way to reflect on the previous year. But because of my recent adventures abroad, I wanted to use this time to not only look back on personal achievements and failures, but also to focus on the experiences and people I'm grateful for. That's…

Back in the United States

I'm back in the United States for the foreseeable future and it's strange to think that just over a month ago I was living on a completely different continent. Now that I'm back in the country, I decided to move back to Richmond, Virginia, a city that has and will always have a special place…

The Little Things

I'm not usually one for cliche inspirational posters that say phrases such as "Do What You Love" or "Think Happy Be Happy". Sure, I'm all for promoting positivity, sharing good vibes and living life to the fullest, etc. , but the aforementioned poster just are not my thing and that's okay. Well, until recently, anyway.…

Visiting Queenstown

For those who aren't familiar with Queenstown, it's a popular resort town in the southern part of the South Island that attracts tourists with its prime opportunities for adrenaline junkie activities such as sky diving and bungee jumping. Queenstown has been on my New Zealand travel bucket list for a bit as it was one…

5 FREE Things to Do in Christchurch

Sometimes my bank account isn't exactly thriving and I still want to do something other than sitting in my bedroom watching Netflix. Yes, many fun things do often cost money, but luckily, there is a handful of activities to do without spending a dollar around Christchurch. In case you find yourself in this city at…

To My Mentors: Thank You

Recently I read a New York Times column about what students should focus on in college. The author pointed out severals reasons that really resonate with me. One of which was that college students should put their energy into getting to know their professors and take advantage of every chance to pick their brains and form relationships…