28 Days of Traveling

Hello readers!

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted, but I definitely have to share where I traveled over my winter break (better late than never)! From December 1st – December 28th, I traveled to 10 different countries, and met so many interesting people (mostly from Australia and New Zealand. Hey guys!), witnessed wonderful displays of culture, and made memories I’ll never forget. Here is a recap of my 28 days of travel: Continue reading “28 Days of Traveling”


123 Things That Make Life Wonderful

A list of 123 things that I think make life wonderful: Continue reading “123 Things That Make Life Wonderful”

Optimistic Pessimist

Here is another (very, very short) poem that has been inspired by the dreary weather of the Midwest, and the ups and downs of life:

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14 Things to Include in Your Carry-On

Spring Break is here (for me, at least), and as someone who absolutely loves to travel, I’ve learned what is and what isn’t a necessity to have with you on the plane. I also have a tendency to overpack, so it’s been difficult to learn which things I absolutely need. So, besides the obvious things to pack (like a laptop and phone), here are some of the things I’ve learned are important when thinking on what to pack in a carry-on! Continue reading “14 Things to Include in Your Carry-On”


The weather in Iowa City (which is cold, rainy, and all-around dreary) inspired me to write today. So, I wrote a poem (which is something that I haven’t done in months), and I wanted to share it with you:

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Keeping a Bullet Journal

For a long time, I have been wanting to keep a bullet journal. I first discovered bullet journaling on Pinterest (trying to copy ideas that you find always turns out so well), and I have wanted to try it for myself.

I found a really cheap dot paper notebook a few weeks ago (it literally fell apart, so I had to go buy a new one that was around $20. Quality over quantity!), but I am now obsessed with bullet journaling.

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Feeling Lost

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My 40-Day Goal

Yesterday was Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent for Christians. To symbolize the sacrifices that Jesus made for us, those that celebrate Lent usually also give something up to commemorate that sacrifice. Usually, the things that they give up are things they feel they have become too attached to (like social media) or too much of a habit (like eating chocolate or sweets). Continue reading “My 40-Day Goal”

Hurts Donuts Co., Iowa City


Why We Need Feminism

With everything going on in the media regarding the fall of powerful men due to their acts of sexual harassment and the new Time’s Up movement, it’s important to remember why we need feminism.

This is a paper that I wrote for one of my classes, and I’m sharing it with you because I think it’s important to remember that we are fighting for the equality of human beings. Human beings who have been mistreated their entire lives by people who are in positions of power, and because of societal norms. Human beings who can’t even seem to show a bra strap without it being sexualized and degraded in some way.

Hopefully, by reading this, you’ll realize that you are a feminist, that you are proud to be one, and that you will no longer stand for injustice against your fellow human beings.



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