2019 Goals & Resolutions: 6-Month Check-In

Wow, I cannot believe how quickly 2019 is flying by. It feels like just yesterday I posted about the Intentions for 2019, and now here we are, already halfway through the year! I figured now that we are reaching the end of June it would be a good time to update you all on my […]

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Life Update: What the Rest of My Summer Looks Like

Now that I’ve been home from Europe for a few weeks and I’m finally getting back into the grove of being back in Champaign, I figured it was about time that I give you all a short and sweet update about what the rest of my summer looks like before I start my final (!) […]

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10 Days in France

Surprise, I went to France! For those of you who don’t know, I went to France for 10 days after my study abroad trip to Athens to visit L and his family. For reasons you’ll discover in a few minutes, I’ve had to keep the trip on the DL since around February, so therefore, I […]

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Refugees are Worthy Too

At this point you may be thinking, “Michaela, you were studying abroad…did you learn anything? Because as of now, it just looks like it was all play and no work.” While there was definitely a lot of fun to be had on this trip, our group did learn a lot and put in a lot […]

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23

Here’s to my 23rd year – it’s been a wild ride. I’m ready for you, 24.

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The Treasures of the Acropolis

You could say that I like old things. To rephrase – I like beautiful, old architecture with antiquity and a story. Thankfully, Athens has no shortage of it. Walking up to the Acropolis, taking in the views from the top of the hill, exploring the Pantheon – the day in its entirety was beautiful and […]

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Street Art and Graffiti in Athens, Greece

What do you think of when you think of graffiti in the United States? If you are like most people, you may think of impoverished/unsafe neighborhoods, gang activity, or unruly adolescents. One of the first things I noticed during the taxi ride from the airport to our hotel was the intense amount of graffiti covering […]

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