Category Archives: Thoughts

Home is Not a Place

Holidays never used to be hard for me, but the longer I’ve been in college, the more I’ve missed the idea of “home”. The other day, as my boyfriend took off for his hometown for Easter weekend, I started scrolling through my phone searching for pictures of Arizona. I haven’t been to that home of mine since December 2013. But as I was scrolling, I started realizing that home is what you make of it and who you fill it with.

So, this… well, this is my home..

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And every day closer to California and my final co-op makes me worry more and more about moving away from these wonderful people and this amazing city. For the first time since I was 18, I won’t be living in Boston. It’s only 6 months away, but my heart is already starting to break at the thought of leaving these for half a year.

I’ll always love this place, these people, and the memories they’ve all given me.

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Friday Favorites

This week has been weird. Everything’s been a mix of exciting opportunities and on-and-off sickness. Let me share just a few of my favorite’s from this past week.

Over The Creek by George Ezra | George Ezra, you slay me. There were a few days where I had to grind out a ton of work and his songs were on repeat in the background. Namely, this one.

Understand the Difference Between Internship, Co-op | I’m tooting my own horn on this one a little bit.. Earlier this week, U.S. News & World Report interviewed me about the differences between co-ops and internships.

52 Reasons to Run a Marathon | I find out if I got a bib for the Chicago Marathon later this month… So, marathons have been on the brain.

Photo of the Week | This Monday’s #DestinationDeck group shot from November Project was one of the best, because it proves we’re all just a bunch of kids. Can you find me?

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Balance

What should have been a relaxing week easing back into classes was, well, not.

I’ve had the week off from my internship, something I was grateful for as group projects started to ramp up and the close of the semester is approaching way faster than it should. But for some reason I haven’t been able to shake this uneasy anxiety. Maybe it’s the sleeping in that’s making me feel like I am missing a huge chunk of my day. Or maybe it’s just the approaching departure date that is taking me from Boston to California.

Whatever it may be, I’ve just been trying to chug along. Clean my room to feel extra tidy, kick up my workouts a notch, spend extra time with friends and workout buddies.. But the best thing I think that has come from this week was a Meet the Author talk at my university.

Rebecca Pacheco, yogi and author of Do Your Om Thing, visited our campus on Wednesday afternoon to talk about her book that brings light to the traditions of yoga and how they can weave an important part in modern life.

Now, I’m not saying I’m a big time yoga buff or anything. I try to go to classes at my local studios a few times per month and do at-home practice in my dorm room a couple times of week. I haven’t mastered a headstand, but can hold crow pose (bakasana) pretty well. I’m also only 50 pages or so into Rebecca’s book, but let me just say it has opened my eyes to thoughts of life and contentment that I hadn’t realized before. Overall, I love my life. I have had hardship, but from that have had great accomplishments, too. Yet there always seems to be a missing bit of understanding for who I am at my core. Isn’t that odd? I am who I am, yet I don’t really understand how or why that makes me… me.

I’ll have more updates later on about what I thought of the book as a whole, but if you practice yoga, even semi-regularly, I’d recommend you check out Do Your Om Thing. If nothing else, it will hopefully give you new perspective and appreciation for your time both on and off the mat.

You can connect with me on Goodreads to see what else I’m reading lately.

Spring Awakening

More blooms around campus -- The colors were so vibrant!I’m back, folks!

It’s about time I brought back the blog that I began not quite a year ago. With fresh focus and thoughts of Spring around the corner, I’m ready to give it another go!

Stay tuned for my 20-something view on Boston, running, yoga, and working life!