Since Graduating (A Love Story)

I had been climbing the mountain for four years. One rainy day in May I finally reached the summit, ecstatic to have made it after all these years. I flirted with the clouds and took some moments to catch my breath. I looked out at the great wide world and felt an intense flood of satisfaction […]

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Viajar Sola

July 1st Day Nine: Hot and sticky from the humidity and fully rested, I crawled out of bed and made my way to the market to buy some ingredients for breakfast. And then, naturally, I made my way to the beach. A new group of hostel friends that had just made it to the island a […]

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Island Road Trip

June 27th Day Five: ROADTRIP! Let me introduce you to two amazing girls that us Colorado babes met at the hostel in Old San Juan. Felice and Genevieve invited Allison, Audrey and I on a weekend road trip about the beautiful island. So on Saturday morning we dragged our butts out of bed and were […]

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Pura Locura

June 23rd Day One: My mouth feels like I have dry swallowed a packet of Ramen shrimp flavouring. I’m walking beef jerky; the magical flying air boat sucked the moisture right out of me. I started my travels in Colorado monday night. I’ll spare the dehydrating details, but it’s noon here in Puerto Rico and […]

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What’s to come?

The last six weeks have been like the hot bouncing liquid inside a lava lamp. Brilliant in the way the time flexed, slid, and oozed onward blurring and combining onto itself into lumps. Working in the heat of the moment, melting time into memories. This mad time-warp was created and emphasised during my last Spring semester […]

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The 365 Day Sentiment

REFLECTION: Pt. 1 It’s so easy to get caught up in future forward forever & forthcoming. It’s our nature to be tangled in tomorrows and twisted in to-dos.. But tonight I part into the past. One year ago I embarked on an unforgettable adventure. Pt. 2 U.S.A: Responsibility felt like hot stones in my pocket I […]

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Connected Universe

I needed money..and I needed it bad. I was studying abroad in the south of Spain and had been there for a few months. Traveling to different cities & countries gave me a wealth of new perspective, but it drained my bank account in a hurry. Interestingly enough, I had this strange bit of peace […]

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Spanish Language Night

The annual Spanish Language night at Colorado Mesa University is quite the event. It’s worth a huge percentage of our grade and requires lots of preparation and teamwork. I had so much fun coming up with a concept and bringing it to “stage.” We preformed for the television studio and then twice for over 60 people […]

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How to Survive Finals Week

First, go out and tattoo your knuckles with the phrase “day by day” across your hands. Alright so perhaps that’s not the best idea. However during a particularly stressful time like finals week, the phrase would serve as a reminder to embrace the future one day at a time. It’s important to slow down and […]

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Voy

My heart beats fast as a new opportunity weaves it’s golden fibers into my life. For the past few years Mesa Catholic Ministries has been partnering with the Foundation for Cultural Exchange to go to El Espino, El Salvador for immersion trips. My dear friend Mary was lucky enough to go on one of the immersion trips last Spring Break. At […]

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