End-Of-Year Reflection

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If I learned anything this year, I learned the life-changing power of being able to reflect introspectively. I do self-reflection daily – sometimes through one or two passing thoughts on my way to class, other times much deeper looks into myself over a weekend. Being honest with yourself is so, so important and if you’ve never realllyyy tried looking within, I highly recommend you make self-reflection a goal of yours for 2018! It’s not always easy, but, at least I’ve found, it can just take one in-your-face kind of book/lecture/article/quote to help you remove you from yourself and really think about why and what you are thinking and feeling. You will become a better, happier, healthier person and you will have this super power that will completely change how you go through life. Today, I’m compiling – and answering – some of my favorite end-of-year self-reflection questions. They can be […]

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A Day In The Life | Summer 2017

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Some of my favorite blog posts to read are simply about what people do every day. People fascinate me and I will gladly spend an hour reading how someone spends the same 24 hours we all get (I won’t make you do that, don’t worry). I think it’s so fun to get to know the person behind the keyboard through the combination of blogs, Instas, videos, etc. It’s amazing how we can form these connections with people we never would have met otherwise! I’ve always wanted to write a “day in the life” post and I’m actually in a pretty solid routine this summer, so get ready for everything you didn’t want to know about how I spend my typical day 😉   5:30 – 5:45 AM – Alarm Beeps (and Beeps. and Beeps.) I usually set three alarms – two at 5:30 and 5:40 on my phone and a […]

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SSB Takes D.C. | Weekend Recap

SSB Takes D.C.

This past weekend, the majority of the solar spring break team caravanned up to my house in Maryland to attend the National March for Science in Washington, D.C. We had such a fun time adventuring and such an empowering experience at the march, so today I’m finally sharing our weekend with you!   If you have no interest in how cute we are as a team ( 😉 ) , you can scroll further down to read about the why behind the march and what we can do now that it’s over!   Friday Night We all met up Friday evening to pack into two cars and drive the five hours up to my house. It wasn’t too long of a drive, but I’m still counting it as a road trip because I love the excitement of being in a full car heading off to adventure. Just being with *almost* […]

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Weekend In Raleigh | Birthday Recap


This past weekend was definitely eventful. It was packed with running here and there and everywhere, but it was also a de-stressing kind of busy. I always love to read blog posts about fun weekend adventures, so today I’m sharing how I celebrated my birthday over two days! First, the Friday night elevator fiasco. I went to class and work, you know, the usual. Then, I had a networking dinner for an engineering mentoring program immediately after work. Although the dinner was small and kind of awkward, I definitely learned a lot from the corporate mentors that showed up (and added a few more connections on LinkedIn 😉 )! The real fun began as soon as I got back to my dorm. I live on the eighth floor, so naturally I take the elevator all the time. Do you see where this is headed? Yep, I got stuck in between […]

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