9/18/2017

Big Announcement: Heading to Canada!



Hi y'all! I am so excited to announce that I will be heading to Canada in just a few days! I am honored to have been selected as one of 10 American students to participate in the Fulbright Canada Youth Institute on Canada in the World. It's going to be a week packed with visits to historical locations around Ottawa and Qu├ębec City, workshops with American and Canadian foreign service officials, and meeting other amazing young people from across the United States and Canada. I will be live updating everything on my Instagram story, so be sure to follow along to see everything before the belated blog updates.

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Catch you next time.

7/24/2017

Intern Adventures: Constitution Yards








7 weeks down, 3 to go! I cannot believe that my internship (and this summer) is almost over - it feels like only yesterday I was getting on the plane to Philly with my family. I have learned quite a bit and I have been extremely lucky to receive opportunities to expand and explore my personal interests. To celebrate our progress so far, a group of interns decided that checking out a fairly popular family-friendly beer garden/outdoor restaurant would be a fun way to bond and continue getting to know each other.

Constitutional Yards made me feel a little less homesick because the aesthetic is really similar to other places back home in the Southwest, especially downtown Phoenix! I forgot to snap a picture but all of the staples were there (cornhole, giant Jenga, and twinkle lights galore) and even a bit more (parts of the area hosted sand and beach chairs!). The food was great and, according to my friends, the drinks were not too shabby either. If you ever find yourself wandering Wilmington or visit Philly and want to get out of the big city for a bit, I definitely recommend checking this place out.

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Catch you next time.

7/13/2017

A Few Thoughts


Lately I have been thinking about the future. A lot. Do I try to go to grad school? Do I try to get a job? Do I try to get a fellowship and leave the country for 10 months? Quite a few of my posts on here show my excitement to grow older, take on new responsibilities and move forward but I am starting to finally hit that part in my movie life where I realize I am not the biggest fan of growing up. Now I know everyone says that, but no matter how many times people tell you, sometimes things don't sink in until you have more context to understand them.

My parents have always taught me to learn from the mistakes of others, to make my own and learn from them in a way unique to myself and for the world. For the longest time I have considered my worries as failures, failures to think optimistically and confidently. To a certain extent I still believe it, but I think I am finally starting to put pieces together in a different way.

This summer has opened my eyes to a few different things, some you may learn as I slowly come back to TSP. If anything, I hope this little post can serve as a reminder to y'all that IT'S OKAY TO BE WORRIED. It's OKAY to not know where your next step will lead you. For now, it's OKAY to steep in the moments of happiness you get when you consider the endless possibilities of the future.

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Catch you next time.

6/14/2017

A Quick Trip to Villanova University

800 Lancaster Ave, Villanova, PA 19085, USA




What's life without a spontaneous trip or two? I decided to explore more of the surrounding areas and ended up walking around Villanova! I had planned on taking so many more pictures of the campus, but honestly I was distracted by the feel of the campus that I kind of forgot!

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Catch you next time.

6/02/2017

Touring Philly: A Photo Diary

Philadelphia, PA, USA











 Heads up East Coasters! Spotted: a Southwestern girl touring Philly and it seems like she's here to stay. My sources say she's loving the city and is obsessed with trying new ice cream places. Well, if she's here for the summer, she's in for a real treat. Stay tuned for the latest details.

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Catch you next time.

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