bye-bye, Morocco

Welp, I think that this is a goodbye post! I’m back home now and it feels amazing. Leaving Morocco was so hard but I know that I will be back someday. I’m just incredibly grateful for the opportunity because I never thought I would experience something like this at 18. I’m going to stop writing…

May in Pictures

Hello from the good ole USA! This month was a whirlwind of goodbyes and endings, of tears and sadness, but also of hellos and new beginnings. Enjoy my final month in pictures post (until I resurrect this blog during future college study-abroad!).  

Numbers.

Hey y’all! Are you ready for the most cliche study-abroad post you’ve ever read in your life? I know I am. Seriously though, I am flying home on Monday. I don’t have the words to describe all that I am feeling right now, maybe I will try to put it all down in another post…

Morocco Has My Heart

I’m sitting in my desk right now, watching the light slowly fade from the sky. Yet another day has ended and I feel like I am stuck in a bizarre, surreal state of mind. I have never felt this many mixed emotions at one time. I cannot wrap my mind around the fact that this…

My Walk to School

I walk about 6 miles a day and honestly, I love it! I never walk that much in the US, and it’s really refreshing. My walk to school in the morning is about 2 miles/ 40 minutes long. It’s basically my favorite part of the day, so I’m gonna write about the most memorable parts…

April in Pictures

Wow… happy May! How crazy does that sound? I’m terrified for this month…. it’s my last month in Morocco. In 21 days, I will be on my way home. I’m going to try and enjoy all of it, but it’s also very sad. I hope you enjoy these pictures from April, and I hope to…

Time Moves too Quickly.

I have talked a lot on this blog about how fast time moves, but I’ve never dedicated a whole blog post to it. That’s partially because I don’t want to seem like I’m complaining too much, but also because then I would have to confront my feelings about time. As of today, I have been…

January in Pictures

Happy February to you all! This month was a big one, I finished another trimester of classes, did a LOT of capstone research, spent a lot of time on various applications, and passed my halfway mark in Morocco. It’s crazy, I have less than 4 months left. This year is going way too quickly, and…

Music is a Wonderful Memory-Preservation Technique!

Do you ever listen to a song and get hit with a cannon-ball of nostalgia? It has the power to bring you back to a certain place in time. I think that is why us humans have always been so drawn to it. It makes us feels emotions, and gives us connections to those around…

The “W-curve” is very real.

At our Pre-departure Orientation, we talked a lot about cultural adjustment and the “W-curve” that students often follow on exchange. For those of you who aren’t familiar with it, this is a basic run-down. (not a perfect example, because there are often many more cycles, but it gives you a general idea)! Basically, there are…