“We have a socialist system of candles in the basement. It works because there are two of us, and we both contribute.” During the cold winter months, my roommate and I decided there was nothing better than coming back to our room lit up with a strand of Christmas lights, striking match to light an … Continue reading It’s “See you later,” not “Goodbye.”
“Do you miss studying abroad?” Munich? You bet! I miss it all: the U-Bahn, the Brezen, the gelato, walking through the city streets, hiking in the Alps, the coffee shops, hearing German spoken everywhere, and even living in my tiny little apartment in StuStadt, but most of all, I miss the people. I miss the … Continue reading There and Back Again: A Study Abroad Student’s Tale
“Remember, you paid for this!” and “This is worth much more than a free banana at the end!” This past October my friend, Nicole, and I finished our second Crawlin’ Crab half marathon, and the above quotes are from two of my favorite motivational signs that we saw along the way. If you’ve ever run … Continue reading Why Walk When You Can Run?
“You can’t Google memories,” Nicole remarked as Lauren and Kathleen waded through a stream during the beginning of our Old Rag adventure. We spent the next five or so minutes reflecting on the truth of this statement, realizing that Google will never be able to capture our crazy adventures, late night conversations and tons of … Continue reading Take Time to Go on a Hike
“Remember freshman year when we took Victorian England?” It’s a rainy Saturday afternoon, which means we’re sitting in our living room attempting to do homework, instead of hiking Old Rag like we had excitedly planned earlier in the week. But (naturally) as the morning fades into afternoon, the motivation wanes, and we find ourselves distracted … Continue reading Learning to Lean
“That will be $1.70.” After a split second of embarrassing confusion, I handed over my carefully counted $1.55 and fished for fifteen more cents from my wallet as I remembered (a little too late) that tax is not included in American coffee prices, or any prices for that matter. After four months in Germany where … Continue reading Transitions, Twinkies and Mission Trips
“Has it been five to ten minutes yet?” As it is finals week, we naturally have had quite a few final tests. In order to increase my motivation to study and avoid the distractions in my room, I’ve started studying with friends. This worked rather well for a time, but toward the end, studying seemed less … Continue reading Some Closing Streifzüge