Ever since graduating this past May, I have been doing a deep dive on where I want to be spending my time for the next few years. The only move I’ve ever done was moving from a small rural town in Pennsylvania to a large suburban city in Orange County, California. Since then, I’ve considered what it would be like living in an actual big city, like Manhattan, NY or Washington, DC. I decided to do a quick little pit stop at both cities during my time on the East Coast after traveling to Europe and spent a full weekend in DC (trying to be) like a local with Kimpton Hotels. Continue reading “Exploring DC Like a Local with Kimpton Hotels”
They say traveling is good for your mental health and for learning new experiences. Well, not only is that true, but sometimes, it can make you feel more gratitude for things that seem so basic in your everyday life. After reflecting on my incredible time in Stockholm, Amsterdam, and Hamburg, I internally realized that I feel more grateful for three specific aspects in my life. Continue reading “3 Things I’m More Grateful For Post-Europe”
Over the past ten days, I had the amazing privilege to travel to Europe for what I considered my post-graduation summer trip, although evidently very delayed! I started my vacation with a few days in Stockholm, Sweden, followed by a flight to Amsterdam, Netherlands and a final quick stop in Hamburg, Germany.
Fortunately, I had quite a few recommendations from personal friends, social following, and travel blogs on specific places to see in each city, so I thought I would compound my own little list to share on my recommendations after my ten day visit! Continue reading “A Personal Guide to Europe: Stockholm and Amsterdam”
“You have to be a little crazy. If you think like everyone else, you’re going to be like everyone else.” – Tim Grover
It’s been nearly four months since I’ve graduated from Chapman University and many of my younger peers are back in the full swing of things for the Fall semester. I’ve been asked countless times since then what I’ve been doing with my life or what I am doing for work. And the truth is, I knew what I was going to be doing before I graduated. But…it’s not the conventional “socially acceptable” route that everyone is prepared to hear and understand. Continue reading “Why I Chose The Unconventional Route After College”
Just about a month ago, I was moving into my new solo apartment–my first one ever. All by myself…no housemate, no roommate, nadaaaa. Every square feet to myself…and I’m not gonna lie, I was waiting for this day for a LONGGGG TIME (especially after dealing with a lot roommate hassles).
One of the biggest questions I get asked about living alone is whether I feel lonely or if I ever become lonely at certain times. And to be honest, I think that is one of the top reasons, if not the top reason, on why people don’t live alone (or do anything by themselves for that matter). Continue reading “Why Living Alone Is Such An Advantage In Life”