Soundtrack to the good ole days

Okay, it’s time for me to be honest about something that I’m sure is obvious to anyone who knows me: I miss Jacksonville. Leaving was so hard, I had to actively not think about the life I left behind because it hurt that much. With these songs I close my eyes and picture dragging to […]

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64.9631° N, 19.0208° W: Iceland

Iceland is known for having the most beautiful women and the most barren lands. As we drove down a long, winding road the landscape seemed strikingly dark from the absence of trees and prevalence of the rocky terrain. As we road on we got glimpses of blue shores meeting small coastal towns. We were headed […]

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46.2276° N, 2.2137° E: France

When I look back on my trip to France I think about playing my grandma’s favorite poker game, follow the queen, as the two of us sat in the sunbathed courtyard of the Inn we were staying at in the countryside. For about 10 days my mom, step dad, grandma and I explored France, from […]

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9.7489° N, 83.7534° W: Costa Rica

The first thing that comes to mind as I look back on my trip to Costa Rica is all of the vibrant colors. From the bright orange house with a purple painted living room that I stayed in to the colorful fruit filled markets and lively people that roamed them. As outsiders in this vivid new […]

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51.1657° N, 10.4515° E: Germany

Oddly, February was the perfect time of year to go to Germany. I resided on the third floor of the Zarda’s home in Istein (outside of Frankfurt) for close to two weeks. The small window overlooked fields that remained empty as the winter came towards its end. The first morning brought a surprise as I […]

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Things to Thank: Sailing

To the team I won’t be joining this semester, It’s 6 o’clock in the evening on Tuesday September 5th. For the last 4 years I would have been sailing in off the St. Johns River after my first regular season practice for college sailing. It’s windy here today. The gusts stand out more than usual, […]

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Thoughts on Coffee

The best way to drink your coffee is by ridding it of any resemblance to the taste of coffee. Mrs. Steo drinks her coffee only with coffee delight low fat caramel creamer, which just so happened to be discontinued this summer. She hasn’t had coffee for 3 months now. Rebecca Harris prefers the taste of […]

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Things to Thank: London

Dear London, I’ve been thinking about what to say to you for quite some time now. When we were first introduced, I didn’t know what to expect from you. The only thing I did know was the importance of savoring every moment of being with you. I lived in a tiny dorm style flat that […]

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Happiness should never be limited to an hour

I’ve moved to a city that doesn’t believe in happy hour. In fact in Massachusetts it’s illegal for bars and restaurants to hold happy hour on drinks. I found this out as I lightly mentioned to my boss that I was hoping to check out a bar called Pier 6 to see if they had […]

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Thoughts on getting older

There are a lot of things that have been making me feel old lately. Disclaimer: I know that I’m still far from being old. But there still is a sense of getting older, something that I’m experiencing for the first time. So here I am, two weeks after graduating college, finally writing my thoughts on […]

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