PSA about High School and Grades

I’m about to break it down quick and simple: high school is SO over stressed. If you think back to most every happy moment in your life, you don’t automatically recall a test… Continue reading

Sydney in Sapa

Good evening everyone! These past two weeks have been stress filled with lots of traveling and meeting with teachers. After a weekend away trekking in the rice fields of Sapa with my mom,… Continue reading

How To Conquer This School Year!

Why hello there! It’s been a while, but I’m back on my regular school, social, swim, and blogging schedule. I am also pumped for this year in general, for it is (supposedly) my… Continue reading

Chicago and Boston: The Cities That Never Sleep

I fell in love with Chicago the first time I saw it. It wasn’t just the busyness that makes one feel part of something, but the innovation and rushing around that makes one… Continue reading

Why YOU Should Travel

I lay there, soaking in the suns rays, listening to cheeky pop music, and wishing for life to be this simple. Today, as the radio host called it, was the ultimate beach day.… Continue reading


Sometimes, I forget. I forget I’m a person with feelings that matter. I forget that sometimes, I need to put myself before Anything And anyone. But Sometimes I remember that I’m just a… Continue reading

Dealing With Being Alone

“Be alone. Eat alone, take yourself on dates, and sleep alone. In the midst of this you will learn about yourself. You will grow, you will figure out what inspires you, you will… Continue reading

Kyoto, Japan- Day Four, Our Final Day

On this trip, I have met two (somewhat) local people here who have inspired me. One being a waiter at a Mexican restaurant that we ate at, and the other our tour guide… Continue reading

Kyoto, Japan- Day Three

If you look around sometimes, you’ll notice that more people look at you than you’d expect. This is true even in your hometown, but in a region where you fall in the 2%… Continue reading

Tokyo, Japan- Day Two

After our first day around the town in Tokyo, you wouldn’t think 7 hours of biking could be beat. However, 8 hours of walking and taking the subway to the top sites definitely… Continue reading