Thursday, June 18, 2015

Rome + Siena

Hello from Italy!

I am leaving on a train traveling to Florence currently. The past nine days have been incredible. I've hit my halfway mark on my travels, I can not believe how fast it's flown by already.

Panoramic view of Siena, Italy. The Duomo is the wh

Here's a few things about my trip so far!

Rome was beautiful, exciting, fast-paced, hot, ancient ... in short, everything I expected and more. What an incredible start to the journey of a lifetime! Our days were absolutely packed with things to do and places to be, as there are so many locations That Are Must-sees in Rome. The best part of our stay in Rome Was that we got a wonderful mix of tourist attractions as well as lesser-known but Often times more beautiful than the well-known locations. A few highlights (in no particular order) were the Colosseum, the Palazzo Doria Pamphili, the Capuchin Crypt, the Galleria Borghese , and the multiple markets found in plazas and piazzas around the city (I'm planning a followup blog post listing every site visited in each city, calling out a few of my favorites and anche sites you could skip and still have the best experience) .

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Update + A New Blog Design!

The semester has been completed, friends have been scattered about the country and the world, and summer has begun. I’m so thankful to Jesus for this slow-down season!

You may know by now that I’m studying abroad this summer, and I am just over the moon about it (check out my previous post introducing my Italian + French adventure here). 

What’s more is that I actually leave in less than a week! SO. EXCITE.

I’ll be taking you on my European journey, with some amateur traveling tips + tricks along the way. 

Here are some posts you'll see over the next 6 weeks:

  1. I’m slightly obsessed with packing and pre-trip planning, so I’ll be writing up about what I’m taking with me, what I’m leaving behind, and simply why it’s important to be prepared to be abroad!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Quick Update + A WEIGHT LOSS GOAL!

Hey friends, Happy Thursday!

There's been so many life changes the past month that I can't even find how to begin catching you up.

I'm deciding to not disclose details just now, but hopefully when things become a bit more concrete in my life (ummm NEVER?! haha) then I will begin to share little details of my life with you :)

A quick update on my last post, which was now over two months ago:

I truly feel that I have a better grasp on procrastination! PRAISE JESUS!!! I'm not perfect, and I still procrastinate. I'm sad to say that, as one my my "addictions" in life, I'll always be battling procrastination. But, I can truly say that I don't feel the chains of addiction wrapping me up and keeping me stagnant in life.

Here's a few things that changed about my routine:


The single most freeing moment of my social life (I also deleted twitter months ago, so my only social media distractions are the ones I truly enjoy and don't get negative energy from-Pinterest and Instagram).
TIP: Have you ever tried to deactivate your Facebook account, only to learn that reactivating your account is as easy as logging back in? Try this: after deactivating your account, hand over your username and password to a trusted comrade-husband, best friend, mom, boyfriend, etc.-and ask them to change your password, so that you can't log back in the second that Facebook urge comes back! I promise that urge will attack about two days in to your deactivation.

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