Preparing to leave The Land of Enchantment

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Hello everyone!  Welcome to my blog!  Throughout the year I plan on writing about my study abroad experience, and more specifically, what my experience is as a STEM major.  As I progress through my second year of studying Civil Engineering, I will share with you all the doubtless struggles of balancing a demanding academic schedule […]

Milestones

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This August 4th marks 4 years since I moved to the US. And although I could spend hours talking about how grateful I am (and I have in the past) I just want to acknowledge my appreciation for my current place of residence. I’ve felt a wonderful connection with New Mexico, and I am happy […]

Don’t let fear hold you back!

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Last Sunday a group of my friends and I went to Jemez and hiked some very high mountains. At first I was so excited because I thought we weren’t going to do any crazy hiking and I thought we were going to stay on flat trails that were easy to get up and get back […]

Tent Rocks on Memorial Day

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On Memorial Day, I got to visit Tent Rocks with my friends. We wanted to go out and enjoy the earth and our blessed lives, so we thought a quick trip up north would be the best fit. We got off to a late start, and one member of our group had to be back in […]

Reviving Traditions

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When I was little, my family would buy potted christmas trees that we would plant in the yard after Christmas. Now that we own our home my boyfriend and I decided to revive the tradition. We decided on a Pinon pine this year. It is a tree native to norther New Mexico and the nuts […]

The Election Looms

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With absentee voting already going on and early voting beginning on the 22nd, I figured it is a good time to start talking about what is on those ballots. More people vote during presidential elections than at any other time but the presidential race is actually one of the least important things on the ballot. […]

Behind the scenes: Zozobra

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Zozobra is an experience known throughout the world, where people come to New Mexico to put their troubles behind them. Their troubles, or glooms, are turned into a physical representation named Old Man Gloom – Zozobra. Old Man Gloom is a giant marionette that holds all things negative. He flails his arms and chomps his […]