De-cluttering the mind

De-cluttering the mind

  Imagine walking into a room with study table. There are few books, pens, and a laptop sitting on the table. As the day goes by, the table keeps filling up with stuff on top of each other. At the end of the day, the whole table is filled with random stuff and...
Stronger, Confident and Conquered!

Stronger, Confident and Conquered!

“It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves” as Edmund Hillary says which summarizes my journey at Montserrat. This past week we discussed mental health, and for me, Montserrat was physically challenging but mentally rewarding. It was not about climbing to get to...
Nature is my therapy!

Nature is my therapy!

I love a place that feeds peace to my mind and gives wings to my heart. That place is nature for me. As a quiet person, I believe nature is a paradise. It lets me listen to the birds chirping, observe the leaves moving as the wind passes through and allows me to be in...
Taking chances

Taking chances

How assured does someone feel when they have their future planned? It has been ingrained in me to know my goals and how to get there. I grew up learning to map out my route to get to my destination. I have always followed the path that I drew out for myself, but I...
Nothing is Impossible!

Nothing is Impossible!

We had our first excursion at The Vineyard and Olive Oil Factory just outside of the city of Barcelona. After being in Barcelona for five days, we got to see a different side of Spain where we met some amazing locals of Spain who made wine and Olive Oil. We took a bus...
Hola! Barcelona

Hola! Barcelona

After the first day of walking around the city and not knowing where I was, I thought to myself, ” I’ll be here for 5 weeks. I should start familiarizing myself with streets here.” The problem was I didn’t how would I do that in short amount of...
“Picture or it never happened”

“Picture or it never happened”

We started our study abroad program in Chicago. We were asked to be tourist in two different cities. We took selfies being a tourist in Chicago and in Barcelona. I thought “how hard can it be?” We all want to go to places where we haven’t been before, have fun and...
Getting to know the art

Getting to know the art

On Wednesday evening, we went to the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya. I had already been there Sunday of the same week but this time I saw the art differently than I did before. Art in this form has never been explored in my family. I don’t know anybody...
Round lake to Eixample

Round lake to Eixample

Going to a neighborhood different from the neighborhood I have lived in for many years was overwhelming. Not knowing where I was and what resources I would have available for a month compelled me to find my home ground in Barcelona. As I walked the neighborhood I was...