I’ve completed my first year at the University of Southern California! Here are some personal lessons: Taking up (academic, physical, social) space is difficult… especially if you feel like it’s not your space. That being said, taking up space is necessary. Wear sunscreen everyday. Home is where the phở is!
I know it’s been a long time! Since moving in, I feel like I’ve changed a lot, but that’s something I’ll touch on in a later freshman reflection post. I’m in the process of making a video for freshman year to compensate for the FOMO I left everyone with. Recently I went on Spring Break,Continue reading “Spring Break 2019”
I start school soon at the University of Southern California. I moved in 2 days ago. The institution flooded me with a myriad of emails, letters, merchandise, and invitations throughout the summer. The frequency of these interactions increased as Aug. 13 (my move-in date) neared, but my mind was always elsewhere. It must be aContinue reading “Moving In (And Out)”
Honestly, re-entering the country has not been a fluid transition. From April 14th, the day my Global Citizen year ended, to today, I have been working to mend that gap between countries — mentally, physically, culturally, and (of course) financially. Yesterday, June 7th, 2018, was the day I officially became an official Alumna by GCY protocol. IContinue reading “18 Off A Gap Year: White”
Pink is the color of love. Past loves and new loves, soft love and hard loves. All of which I experienced in these 8 months. Side note/interesting fact: My mom calls these flowers Hoa Giấy or “paper flowers.” These flowers are abundant on the coast of Ecuador, and reminded me of my home countryContinue reading “18 On A Gap Year: Pink”