Raindrops on Roses

“The hills are alive, with the sound of — High on a hill was a lonely goatherd ladyodaladyodalayhee — Ti a drink with jam and bread (jam and bread!) that will bring us back to do, do, do, do…” That has been my brain for the last three days. Why? Because each year over 300,000 … More Raindrops on Roses

Sisters in Stuttgart

Hey there! Your resident lazy blogger coming to you three days late from Salzburg, Austria. My last post was written on the way to Stuttgart, Germany to see my exchange sister, Mona, and despite my intentions to post immediately after leaving Stuttgart, I’ve yet to update you all on the wonderful time we had there. … More Sisters in Stuttgart

In Transit

*This was written yesterday afternoon. We have since successfully arrived at Mona’s and are happily settled in :)* As I write this, I am sitting on a train traveling through Germany with two of my best friends on our way to see my sister. Could life be any better? Though leaving St. Wendel and the … More In Transit

The Other Side

Let me preface what I’m about to say with this: I am really enjoying my time here in Germany. However, some unexpected challenges that have arisen and I thought it would be interesting to share them with you all. Many of them are things I know I will face again on my gap year, so … More The Other Side

Un jour français

Two posts in two days? What is this madness?! Don’t worry, I won’t make a habit of it ;) After three days in Germany, where communication can be a bit of a challenge, visiting France was a wonderful mental break. Not only did I get to practice my French skills, but my brain felt at … More Un jour français

Mid-Flight Musings

*Since writing this post I have arrived in Frankfurt, retrieved my luggage, and printed my train ticket. I now have a few hours here before catching a train to St. Wendel. I probably allowed myself an excessive amount of time to get from Point A to Point B, but I’m still glad I did because … More Mid-Flight Musings

Coming Soon: Summer 2016

Ah it’s that time of year again. Oregon can’t decide what season it is, classes are slowly disintegrating into seas of chaos, prom anxieties dominate hallway conversation, and students around the country are dreaming about the magical summer that’s only just out-of-reach. With 29 days of school remaining and five weeks left in the school … More Coming Soon: Summer 2016