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I asked you in a poll on Twitter recently (make sure to follow me there if you aren’t already!) what kind of posts you wanted to see next on the blog, and I was surprised to see that 50% of you wanted to see book and Netflix recommendations! Those are normally not my most popular posts, but I just love writing them. If you know me at all, you probably know that I’m a HUGE book nerd, and I like to qualify myself as a professional Netflix binger (please let that be a real job!!!).

Fall is my favorite season. Why? Because I have a perfectly good excuse to stay inside and read. Here are some recommendations of books and tv show to cozy up to this fall!

I don’t know what it is about fall that makes us want to curl up with a good book or in front of Netflix with a cup of hot chocolate, a blanket with, and fuzzy socks on, but I love it!  View Post

When I moved abroad to England, I knew my weekends would mostly consist of traveling. I mean, one of the reasons why I decided to go abroad for a semester was because I wanted to explore the world, and particularly Europe. Having never traveled in the past (except to the States a couple of times), I was always eager to see what the world had to offer. I wanted to see what all the hype was about. And well, let me tell you that so far, I have not been disappointed. Not only have I been out every weekend since I’ve been here, but I also have travel plans made for the months ahead! I couldn’t be more excited.

For our first weekend on ourselves in England, my friend and I were looking for a destination that was not too far away, but that we would both enjoy. We were already planning on going to Cambridge for a day (more on that soon), so we decided to get all “university” cities out of the way and threw in Oxford for a weekend (that ended up being the wrong time to do it, scroll to the bottom of the post to see why!).

Going to Oxford for a weekend? Here's what you should do!

I ended up loving this city so much! I think a weekend is plenty of time to get a “feel” of the city and see all of its highlights. So here’s how to spend a weekend in Oxford.

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Honestly, at this point, I should just call these posts monthly chit chats because I somehow seem to post them once a month, haha.

Anyways, SO MUCH has happened in my life since my last life update, so I thought it was about time for a new one!  View Post

I can’t believe another quarter has gone by. It seems like it was just yesterday that I was writing this last goal update! Summer 2017 was a blur. I got very busy with my internship, I prepared for my semester abroad, and I tried to relax in the 5 weeks of summer vacation that I had. I also did spend some more time on the blog (which means that my stats have been growing again, yay!). So let’s dive into this goal update! If you haven’t already, make sure to read my Q1 and Q2 updates!

This update is going to be a bit different from the previous ones. I now realize that I only have 3 months to reach my goals, and I’m not totally happy with the fact that I have reached none of them except for two. So I’ve revisited them. I have changed the numbers of most of my blogging ones so they are more realistic, and I’ve also added and removed some goals.  View Post

As you probably know (I’ve talked about it a lot on this blog and on all my social media channels), I’m currently abroad for a semester in England. I can hardly believe that I’ve been here for a week already! I feel like the week has flown by.

Studying abroad? Click through to find out how to survive your first week as an international student!

I know studying abroad can be a scary experience, especially the first week. Studying abroad can be scary. You’re thrown into a brand new environment where you know no one. You will be disoriented. Literally and figuratively. As someone who has literally just experienced this, I thought I would give you a few tips on how to survive your first week as an international student and how to make the best out of it!  View Post