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Visual Intoxication in Lisbon – the city of many cities

November 27, 2018

Landing in Lisbon, I was immediately reminded of Lagos. The lush greenery, the colorful buildings at varying levels of upkeep. As I navigated to my Airbnb in Alfama District, Lisbon’s Old Town, I struck by not only the diversity of architectural styles that littered the city, but also the way old met new in a myriad of ways throughout my ride. A giant hotel(perhaps?), entirely covered with pristine glass, dazzled next to the ghost of an even larger building, decorated…

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Education & Career

How to Make the Most of Your Fulbright Year

Getting a Fulbright – or any other Fellowship or program that allows you to explore a new part of the world – is a opportunity you don’t want to take lightly! I was a Fulbright English teaching assistant in France during the 2015/2016 school…

September 24, 2018
Achieving Goals

5 Ways to Keep Your Motivation Up

All of us have days where we feel unsure about our current path. We feel exhausted and don't see the point in putting in the work that we need to put in. In this moment, you need that extra push that comes from remembering what…

September 3, 2018
Achieving Goals Life Updates

How to Create & Crush Your Summer Goals

Happy new month, & happy almost summer (but as far as I’m concerned, it’s already summer!) I’ve always loved summer because these three months have always been full of endless possibilities. With long days, gorgeous nights, less responsibilities and a chance to craft the…

June 5, 2018
The Archives

The Archives – Brunch Traditions in My House

This Mother’s Day, I put together and orchestrated a menu for my mom and aunt that I was extremely proud of. I’ve slowly been enjoying hosting and putting together delicious spreads more and more. Reflecting on how it came to be this way, I…

May 15, 2018