[Black] Introvert Abroad: Goals, Fears, and Other Expectations

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[Black] Introvert Abroad: Goals, Fears, and Other Expectations

An Announcement

So a couple of weeks ago I was accepted to study abroad in Switzerland! I’ll be going for an academic year, so I’ll leave around the beginning of September 2017 and come back around the end of May 2018!

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I’ll be studying art history and German. I have so many friends studying abroad in Europe during the same time so I’m glad to not be completely alone while also having my space (none of them are studying in Switzerland with me, but they are all close). I can’t wait to explore, and do so many new things, and redo the old things!

I don’t know what that means for this blog, but hopefully I’ll be updating it. I honestly want to do vlogs for it. I said I would do vlogs for my first year of college, but if you look back you will see I only did orientation week and first day and then I disappear until it’s the last day of classes.

Does anyone have any study abroad tips? I don’t usually get on Pinterest, but I have created a Switzerland board. Can’t wait to be back (I say as I type with a straight face and dead eyes)!

If you want to see what I got up to the last time I was in Europe, here is a blog post where I took excerpts from my journal. And here is a post about me comparing it to the two other big trips I took in the last three years.

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An Announcement

Don’t Boo, Vote.

 

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John Ritter, after James Rosenquist, President Elect

 

If you don’t vote, you’re letting someone else have control. Let’s keep it short, sweet, and simple. I procrastinate. I’m human. However, with this election, I have become a parent, a leader, an old person quite frankly with me stressing how important it is to vote. This year of literally all years. I saw on twitter someone saying that this election day is like the season finale of America. It’s so true! It’s a big deal and who knows what next season will be like, but the world is watching and hopefully hoping we don’t fuck this up. I high key don’t care if you think Hillary is a liar, I do too, but we have to band together to make sure Trump and his actual minions of supporters, some who used to be my friends,  don’t step foot in that office.

For a while, I thought my registration didn’t go through, and I stopped caring about making sure it did. Until I saw this Buzzfeed video, about mass shootings in America, and I went straight into the description box, into this link, and registered to vote (again, but I didn’t know that at the time). Watch it, even though Buzzfeed is problematic, this was heartfelt and powerful.

So, I won’t try to explain further why you should register, because I’m sure others have done it, and done it well, so please watch/read what they have to say. All you have to Google is “Why I should Vote”.

I have links for you, and I hope you look into them. Don’t boo, vote.

rockthevote.com

vote.org

iwillvote.com

Look at who your senators and house representatives are. Contact them. They are hired for you.

http://www.senate.gov/senators/contact/

http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/

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The last dates to register to vote are here.

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KEN.

Don’t Boo, Vote.

Dorm Tour + Stress Less Tips

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Sophomore year is here, and the only thing that has changed is my dorm room. If you’ve seen my previous dorm room tour, you’ll spot a lot of things that are the same, but I thought I might as well make an update post. Here is my new dorm room tour and a few de-stressing tips. Continue reading “Dorm Tour + Stress Less Tips”

Dorm Tour + Stress Less Tips