2018 | Year in Review

January I spent almost all of January at home doing very little. At the end of 2017, I had applied for a few graduate programs in the UK, so it was a waiting game. At the very end of the month and on the first day of my final Smith semester, I found out that … Continue reading 2018 | Year in Review


A Quick Trip to Montreal

As my college days are numbered, my good friends and I want to take advantage of our close proximity to some of the Northeast's coolest and most beautiful places. Because of our placement on the rowing team, our weekends are usually devoted to races. This past weekend was our first "free" weekend since the beginning … Continue reading A Quick Trip to Montreal

Spring Break in Tennessee

As a senior rower and captain of the crew team, my final collegiate Spring Break was spent rowing for seven hours a day on our annual training trip. While the trip is usually framed as a fun time spent with teammates, bonding and doing fun excursions, that was not the case this year. I've been … Continue reading Spring Break in Tennessee

Throwing my first Christmas party.

I have always wanted to play out a fantasy of having a fun old-fashioned Christmas gathering. I imagined everyone dressed up and drinking holiday punch while Brenda Lee jammed out in the background. There would be mistletoe hanging everywhere and merriment alike. Unfortunately, real life is very different from my imaginary life. I decided that … Continue reading Throwing my first Christmas party.

Friday Favorites #1: My Favorite Things about Christmas

This is a new series I'm starting to give myself a weekly focus. Today, I will be describing some of my favorite aspects of the Christmas season! There's a lot that I love - there are reasons I make Christmas last AT LEAST two months! 1. Christmas music! As Buddy the Elf said, "The best … Continue reading Friday Favorites #1: My Favorite Things about Christmas

My senior year – how time flies

I planned to write a piece talking about the beginning of my senior year, but here we are. I am halfway through my final year of college. Smith has a really great housing system in which we live in communities rather than dorms. Each house is self-governed, and we have a plethora of singles available. … Continue reading My senior year – how time flies