“And into the forest I go…”

“And into the forest I go…”

I don’t think I’ve ever cried and felt so much emotion, in such a positive and moving way, as I did on this day. If I go back home and never shed a tear again, I can successfully say I cried all I have to cry in Spain. We are all individuals that have experienced life...
Inspired, empowered, and liberated

Inspired, empowered, and liberated

  The minute I chopped my hair off I felt a huge weight lift off my shoulders…literally and figuratively. The weight of society’s standards, the weight of a toxic relationship, the weight of safety, and the weight of fear.  I refuse to live my life by the...
Marco….Polo

Marco….Polo

The derives from Monday and Wednesday felt very much like a Marco polo game. The more people involved the more challenging it became for me to pinpoint landmarks, and navigate my way around. MARCO! Monday, we started off the day in groups of five walking the...
Some days, but not today

Some days, but not today

  Some days I really don’t feel like getting out of bed. Some days I don’t think I’m doing enough. Some days I feel like I don’t know enough. Some days I feel like I’m not strong enough. Some days I feel like I’m not pretty...

wish you were here

I didn’t realize how much I miss my family, friends, and Chicago, until I’ve actually flown the nest. I don’t just miss the good laughs, spontaneous adventures, and late night outs, but I miss the feeling of experiencing life with them. I wish you...
Wine goes in, wisdom comes out

Wine goes in, wisdom comes out

I entered this excursion with an open mind, undivided attention and complete curiosity. For someone who consumes wine and olive oil, on a daily basis, I had no knowledge about how Barcelona’s wine and olive oil is grown, packaged, distributed and sold. As a...
6 reasons why

6 reasons why

When I wake up in Chicago, I feel humbled, but waking up in Barcelona, I feel very fortunate. This beautiful city has everything to offer: culture, views, food, history, and perspective.During my first week, I’ve come up with six reasons why Barcelona is good...

Imagine that

The Museu Nacional D’Art De Catalunya was quite an experience. As someone who is not a fan of art museums, I went into this excursion with a negative attitude. I have no artistic ability, and interpreting art is even more challenging for me. When I studied...
Lost and found.

Lost and found.

As I step foot into a new neighborhood, I feel so lost. I feel uneasy, looking around for familiar faces. I imagine myself walking outside of my apartment in Chicago and seeing my street full of parked cars. I try to envision the corner of my street, as I walk down...

I’m home, Chicago.

My sanctuary, a place where I can unwind and reflect on my life, also known as, Chicago. The Bean is a constant reminder of why I moved to the city. This well-known landmark is a place not everyone can experience on the regular, the way I’ve had the opportunity to. I...