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🌤 Recap of My Winter Break in Cali 🌤
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Welcome to the Suite Life
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10 Ways You Know You’re in College
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The Surprise on the Way Back
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Resolution vs. Solution
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I’M NOT WHO I USE TO BE, AND IT”S OK
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What is This “Break” of Which You Speak?
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My New Year Resolutions
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Short Summary of my Break
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2016: A Year of Digging Deeper

🌤 Recap of My Winter Break in Cali 🌤

Getting to go back home to California, for Christmas and New Year’s, was amazing. I got to see and spend time with all my friends and family, that I had missed so much. It was nice to catch up with my friends, talking about how our fall semester was, what we did, and what our plans were, while we were home. For Christmas Eve morning, my mom and I have a tradition, where we bake all kinds of sweets for Santa and the family. For New Year’s, my mom decided to host, the celebration, at our house. One of our close family[…]

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Welcome to the Suite Life

Living in Spindle 306 is so fun… and strange at times. Our living area is full of crazy and weird things. Here’s a virtual tour of our suite… and why you should come visit sometime. 🙂 Paper snowflakes on the ceiling. Christmas time in Spindle 306 is a blast, including these homemade snowflakes that stay up all winter. A scooter garage. Yes, we actually use them. Scooter rides in the parking lot happen often. Lamps with no bulbs in them. I honestly have no clue why we don’t have lightbulbs in some of our lamps. Decoration, I guess? A toilet[…]

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10 Ways You Know You’re in College

1. Some days you eat one meal, and some days you eat four.  Meal times are not guaranteed in college. It’s easy to be running around so much that you forget about eating altogether. And then, of course, there are those late night fast food runs because you have tons of homework to do and you can’t get it done without something to snack on. 2. If you’re dressing nice, it’s likely because you ran out of clean jeans to wear. People always compliment me when I’m wearing leggings and a dress, but little do they know it’s only because[…]

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The Surprise on the Way Back

I happen to hate airports lately. Even though I enjoy the opportunity to travel between two countries, the flights take everything from me. I have been to every possible situations on airports: delayed flights, cancelled flights, missing suitcase, and trouble with the security. I almost had to spend a night at the airport one time. Every time I come to the U.S., I have to go through customs and security checks and it is a really long and exhausting process. I have to fill out a paper with all the items I carry and answer questions. When I came in[…]

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Resolution vs. Solution

I have always had an issue with the concept of resolutions. Especially around New Years time because it all seems too overdone. No one is expected to really follow through on theirs and it seems to have become a cultural joke. When I used to make resolutions I always found myself becoming increasingly depressed as I failed at my resolutions and constantly had to start over and fail again. I’m not sure if this is a personal problem or something common but in either case it raises an issue. Are resolutions worth making if it’s just going to depress me[…]

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I’M NOT WHO I USE TO BE, AND IT”S OK

Have you ever just sat down, and thought about how much you’ve changed? It sometimes an intimidating thing to do, because change naturally scares us. You’ll definitely experience a lot of it throughout your college years. I hope this blog may help you navigate how to embrace who you’re becoming. I’ve spent a lot of my winter break thinking about the person I once was. I quickly found myself comparing the old me to who I’ve become. How I use to be great at solving life problems. How fun I use to be. How I use to love being around[…]

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What is This “Break” of Which You Speak?

So we’ve given this 3 week period between the Fall and Spring semesters. It’s lovingly referred to as “Winter Break”, but in my life, it’s anything but. At home, I have 3 siblings, both parents, my maternal grandparents, 3 cats and 2 dogs. In case you lost count, that’s 8 people and 5 pets, all living together in one tiny 3-bedroom house. Plus, my best friend basically lives with me when I’m back home, so that’s a 9th person. Amidst the constant overflow of people, I’m the household chef and baker. I’m in charge of dinner almost every night and[…]

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My New Year Resolutions

Hey friends!  It is five days into the new year and I have been doing some thinking.  Looking back, last year was not necessarily the best year of my life.  It was actually pretty rough on me.  Through all that, I have grown to be the person I am now and I think I have handled this past year very well. I have grown a lot from all of the trials I faced.  I made amazing new friends and strengthened the relationships of friends I already had. I want to continue growing and becoming the person God wants to be[…]

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Short Summary of my Break

Happy New Year everyone! I hope you are enjoying the break as much as I do! I wanted to take this time to give you a little look into what was going on during my break. For me, it always takes a little bit to get used to being home again. I always go home with the belief everything is better at home because there are no homework assignments, quizzes or tests. Instead you have homemade meals, your family, and your friends around you all the time. But real life caught up to me faster than I wanted to. It all[…]

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2016: A Year of Digging Deeper

At the beginning of every year, I ask God to reveal a word for me to focus on throughout the year. I spent hours praying for a word for 2016, but wasn’t feeling a decisive “yes” from God to any of the words that popped in my head. As I was worshipping at church tonight, it was clearly revealed to me that my word for the year should be “deeper.” In 2015, a lot was brought to my attention about my relationship with God. Growing up, my Christian friends and mentors would always talk about having a “personal relationship with Jesus[…]

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