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Reflecting on London, Looking Toward the Future

My last day in London was pretty bizarre.  I photographed the President of the United States at work, I had one of the most extravagant milkshakes of my life (topped with a face-sized cookie and a blow-torched marshmallow), and I said goodbye to some really amazing coworkers and friends.  I guess now that I’m typing …

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Pause. Disconnect. Enjoy.

This last weekend was a roller coaster of emotions and reflections.  A good portion of it was spent up in the highlands of Scotland, touring the Isle of Skye, walking along the streets of Inverness, and appreciating the fine mountain air that escaping the dense city of London afforded me.  I went traveling with one …

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Symbols are Connections; Connections are Symbols

I have been obsessed with the hospitality I have received from my friends and my colleagues over the past few months.  Everyone has been so welcoming and inviting and I am greatly appreciative of the kindness they have shown me.  However, I am now starting to consider the inherent meaning behind such connections to friends …

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The Importance of a Work/Life Balance

This past week was our class’ spring break week, which for most people included gallivanting around Europe to exotic and historic destinations, maybe sipping some wine (or downing far worse), taking enough selfies and pictures of random buildings to fill 3 IPhones of storage, and of course contracting foreign diseases and bringing them back to …

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Why We Shouldn’t Complain About Education, No Matter Where We Are

Over the past few weeks, now that I am comfortably settled in to my study abroad experience, I’ve been hearing some relatively negative things about my specific program and the country that we have been studying in (the United Kingdom for those just joining me on this journey).  Some people are complaining about the type …

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Friends can Take You Anywhere

I’ve come to realize the importance of making friends quickly in a place where you knew almost no one before, and the power that making these new friends can bring is amazing.  Friends can turn the worst day of your life into a fun night on the town where your troubles melt away, or your friends can …

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What’s in a Name? Everything.

“A person’s name is to that person the sweetest and most important sound in any language.” -Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People* I thought it was appropriate to write about the importance that proper names have while reading Romeo and Juliet for my Shakespeare in London class.  One of the most famous lines …

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My London Internship

Living in London as I have been doing for the past week and a half might be one challenge but working in this enormous city is something else entirely!  I began my first day of work on Friday at Grosvenor House – A JW Marriott Hotel as a sales and marketing intern and going into the …

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