Never change who you are for the comfort of others

Have you ever had friends question why you do certain things like, “Why do you do that, “You shouldn’t have done this,” and “She/he said that you shouldn’t have said that”? Do you have friends that make you feel like you need to watch what you say around others? In fact, some even tell you […]

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The Italy Diaries: Chapter Two- “When in Rome, do as the Romans do”

I’m sure we’ve all heard of the saying: “When in Rome, do as the Romans do.” For me, even at 9 years old, it was relevant. I quickly adjusted to school and my mother and I started to get comfortable, fast. It also helped that the apartment we were put up in was already furnished. […]

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The Italy Diaries: Chapter One–“How to impress kids on the first day of school”

If you’ve read the “who am I” section of my blog, you’d know by now that I lived in Italy for 3 years of my life. From 4th to 6th grade, I attended a private school where my mother taught English. I remember everything fondly. The other day I was scavenging through some old junk and in a box, I found three gems. Three of my very old “Italy diaries,” which I totally forgot existed. In one of the diaries, every page is perfume scented. Not a lot has changed.

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Surviving Drunk Men and Meeting The First Family

I recently recapped my trip to Hawaii In a previous blog post. However, there is a huge chunk of the trip that I left out on purpose. It had to do with Oregon State football, basketball, getting lost, and meeting the first family. It’s all connected and way too much to put all into one. […]

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