Norway? No way!

This is the first country I have visited since coming over here! People were surprised by my choice, but I honestly couldn’t be happier with my experience there and it made my fall break the refreshing and fun break from Uni that I needed.

Oslo, Norway is the biggest city in the country and full of diverse people and foods. It’s also packed with great activities.
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Transition: It Is What You Make Of It

Every time I meet someone new and I explain that I’m from San Diego, they say something to the caliber of “Why would you come here?” It has made me appreciate home all that much more, and when I answer the question, it makes me all the more sure of my decision to study abroad in Scotland.

I always answer saying, “Yeah, San Diego is a great place, but I’d lived there for seven years and I was ready for a change.” Continue reading “Transition: It Is What You Make Of It”

Lost in Iceland

Getting to my university in Scotland was a struggle to say the least, but it was an amazing journey full of unexpected twists and fantastic people who helped me along the entire way.

I had a 30-hour travel day departing from San Diego International Airport, then to Minnesota, then Iceland for a ten-hour layover, and then finally I arrived at my hotel in London. Continue reading “Lost in Iceland”

Oh, The Anticipation!

Here it is: the beginning of a big adventure. I haven’t even left yet, but the emotions are already running high (and not just mine, the whole family’s, too!) Ten months will be the longest I’ve ever gone without seeing my parents, my two little sisters, and Tigger (my cat). I had a moment last week when I couldn’t stop thinking “Why am I doing this? Is this a mistake? Will I miss out on too much here?”

It was all the result of me falling victim to a negative mindset, and all the questions stopped when I decided to look to the future. Continue reading “Oh, The Anticipation!”

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