Chapter 1: The Quest for Pura Vida

What They Don’t Tell You About Study Abroad (Or What They Do But You Refuse to Listen)

Study abroad is hard. The day before yesterday, life took a turn for the worse.  It was so unexpected, I didn't realize it was homesickness for a couple of hours.  I  thought everyone started talking faster in Spanish to spite me, the food tasted like cardboard because my host mom was having an off day,… Continue reading What They Don’t Tell You About Study Abroad (Or What They Do But You Refuse to Listen)

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Chapter 1: The Quest for Pura Vida

The First Week of School; More Terrifying Than Kindergarten

So my mom was complaining that I haven't posted in a while, but I must have adventures to be able to write about them, so that's my excuse. It may seem a bit premature to write about my first week of classes on Wednesday, but technically the week's over for me.  I only have real… Continue reading The First Week of School; More Terrifying Than Kindergarten

Chapter 1: The Quest for Pura Vida

Why Everyone Should Take a Creative Writing Class in College

I had meant to find where my classes would be before the first day of class, but somehow I didn't.  Luckily, with the help of a couple of upperclassmen and a sign that said, "If you are looking for room #421, turn around," I managed to find my first class on my first official day… Continue reading Why Everyone Should Take a Creative Writing Class in College