Monthly Archives: January 2015

Travel Series…Preparing for Change

I began planning and researching for my summer abroad about a year in advance. I decided to go with a program that allowed me to connect with employers and secure an internship for while I was abroad as well as including housing in a central location. By August 2013 I was accepted into the program and began working on my supplemental documents for my interviews and time abroad.

I had chosen to go to London, though there were many locations I hadn’t been to before. To me London had always been this amazing city that I dreamed to live in and experience. Spending the summer there seemed like the best alternative to moving there completely with no clue what I was going to do.

January 2014 came and I landed my first interview with a London employer. It was all planned and I woke up early to prepare as it was over Skype so the time was a little odd. Since it was on Skype, I remember doing my hair and make up and putting on a nice top while still wearing my pajama bottoms and slippers. The interview ended up starting about 15 minutes late and only lasted about 10 minutes. Majority of which I spent talking to them about living in Denver and answering their questions about California. About 30 minutes after my interview I received a call from my program advisor letting me know that I had been offered the job. I was so shocked that it had happened so quickly but accepted nonetheless.

After that it became real that I was going to London for the summer and I bought my plane tickets a few weeks later. I began to meet and talk to other people in my program via Facebook and met a bunch of great people that way. Through my Facebook conversation I found two girls who I ended up requesting as my flatmates. As a person who has never travelled abroad alone it was comforting to know I had people in the same position as me and that we were getting along and had an understanding.

I completed my senior year of college, graduated, survived moving from Colorado back to California and ten days later got on a plane and headed to London. It was definitely a lot of change to my life in a few weeks that I was trying to understand and grasp. It was odd to be home and away from all my friends but I quickly learned that I needed to accept that everyones lives are going to keep moving no matter what.

The days leading up to London left me feeling scared, excited, nervous and anxious. But for any type of long term travel it is to be expected. I knew I was ready and couldn’t wait to meet everyone I had spent months talking to and ready to go live one of my dreams.

It was just the beginning of my whirlwind abroad adventure and life in the real world.

 

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Travel Series Begins

A large part of my life this past year has involved traveling. Mostly involving the preparation and months spent living abroad in London. It was a huge thing for me even if it was only for about three months.

The experience for me is something I will cherish forever. I have always loved to travel and been lucky enough to go to some incredible places. From this I have decided to create a mini travel series about my experience abroad in hopes that it encourages or helps someone else in their travel journey.

 

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Social Media Obsessed

2015 is here and social media has become a way of life. It is incorporated into everything we do whether or not we realize it. There are hashtags on-screen during TV shows and sports games. Social media is a way in which everyone is connected and updated on various topics. It allows individuals to connect with others who enjoy similar ideas and topics.

Like many things there are pros and cons to the social media era and the different platforms involved. The generations who have grown up with social media are more connected via them and feel lost when they don’t have the ability to be connected.

I personally am always active on Twitter and Instagram. Though I go on Facebook all the time but I don’t tend to post much anymore. I think it becomes a personal choice and which social media platform is more suited to your personality and interests.

If I picked my favorite platforms I would definitely chose Twitter and Instagram.

 

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#BloggingFail

So I have been majorly failing at writing and such even with a thousand different ideas running through my head. I have definitely been avoiding and afraid of what I will express through my writing. I have been dealing with personal issues and demons yet again although I think I am finally ready to sit myself down and start writing.
I’m hoping that by the end of the week I can get at least one post completed. Also hoping I can quickly learn to format my post and make everything cohesive and pretty.