16, 01, 2017
Happy (belated) 2017!
I have been so busy recently with winter break and, sadly, studying for my nursing exit exam. However, this past break has been filled with so many treasured memories with family and friends. I went back to Los Angeles as I always do to spend time with loved ones for Chritmas. I had originally planned to do some blog posts in LA, but this past semester was so exhausting that I decided to just enjoy time with family rather than attempting to hit up popular LA spots. So, I was so incredibly happy when the stars aligned and I was able to finally visit Philadelphia!
Philadelphia has been on my bucket list since the beginning of 2016. I’ve always imagined myself to be a city girl — someone who would live in a downtown loft, walk to the local coffee shops every day, use the subway to get around, and be a local amongst tourists. For a while, I started to feel like that lifestyle wasn’t for me anymore. After visiting places like NYC, Toronto, San Francisco, and LA, I found the city life to be so impersonal. Everybody was either a worker or a tourist, and there was no sense of home. But the moment I stepped out onto the streets of downtown Philly, I fell in love.
20, 11, 2016
“And at last I see the light, and it’s like the fog had lifted. And at last I see the light, and it’s like the sky is new…”
On Friday, November 11th, my brother and I went south of Fort Worth to Beaumont Ranch to be part of one of the most magical experiences of my life. The Lights Festival is a lantern tour that has been going all over the country to gather people for one night to light up the sky. I originally wasn’t planning to go as tickets sold out so quickly and resale tickets were outrageous. But somehow my brother was able to find last minute tickets, and we were off!
The event was hosted on a small ranch in the middle of no where. There was a large stage set up with musical guests performing, loads of food trucks parked in the back, and a field with hundreds of mini totem poles waiting to light up the lanterns. We found a comfortable spot in the middle of the field to picnic at. We spent 2 hours decorating our lanterns, listening to loads of covers, and impatiently waiting in the cold to see the night sky lit up.
03, 04, 2016
2016 has already been a very busy year for me! I started the toughest semesters for nursing school, I’m applying to graduate school in literally two months, and I’ve had to adapt to this busy and sleep deprived life change for the better of my future (it’s worth it right?!). But one thing is certain. Traveling is always on my mind.
I’ve made it a goal for myself that while in college I’ll travel somewhere new at least once a year. Whether it be a new country, new state or new city, I want to experience at least one new place every year. When I graduate, I hope to change my goals to a new country a year!
So, I present to you my travel bucketlist for 2016! I definitely don’t believe I can travel to every place on my bucketlist within the year, but these are places I realistically could travel to with the time and money I have.
I had no clue of Big Sur’s existence till last year, and ever since I saw pictures of this beautiful place, I knew I had to visit it as soon as possible. As much as I love the city, I absolutely love being surrounded by nature. Big Sur screams nature, and it’s absolutely stunning! I’m aiming to make a trip to Big Sur this summer. Fingers crossed!Read more »