Bye, America

I’m not going to lie–saying goodbye to my mom at the airport was rough. But now I’m settled on a plane, waiting for takeoff, with only 10 hours and 4,763 miles in between myself and Japan. I wonder how much things will change over these next three months, for life’s already changed over 24 hours. […]

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Is This Real Life?

I’ve had my share of surreal moments. There was that time when I met John Stamos. Or that time I was looking at Northwest nature from a mountaintop and couldn’t quite comprehend how beautiful it was. Most recently, however, I had one of those moments when the folks at Student Universe told me that I was the winner […]

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