Beef Jerky

A bit of sweat perched on my upper lip. My hair, sticking to my neck, has volume unknown to me in the States. Curly, wild, and hot. I need a hair tie. I brush my lip with the top of my hand and shuffled through my sack for something to pull my hair back with. […]

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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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Dear Diary

Scribbles From a Little Pink-Paisley Diary   03/20th: “& we’re off-jets roaring in my ears and I couldn’t be more excited.” “…vamos juntos a El Espino.” 03/21st: “I like people & interactions & English & Spanish & listening & learning & feeling all of these feelings that I can feel.” 03/22nd: “Serendipity.” 03/23rd “Love your […]

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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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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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