Participation counts

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Although this applies to school, I’m actually referring to a different kind of participation. Citizen participation. During the first week of July, the people of Venezuela began planning a plebiscite, which is kind of like a referendum. I say kind of because the term “voting” is not an appropriate legal term for a plebiscite (at […]

She’s Leaving Home

It’s crazy how fast time goes by when there’s a big event looming on the horizon. I’ve been so busy trying to make the most of my summer and get things done that I almost didn’t realize I only have a week and a half left in the States! In two days, I’ll be headed […]

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 […]

4th of July festivities!

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Hello everyone! I hope life is treating you all well! This 4th of July was an exhausting but fun day and I hope you all had an incredible 4th of July! My sister Breanna and I ran a 5K with my friend Marissa and her dad first thing in the morning. Then my family and […]

More downtown adventures

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I got my camera and shot more of Albuquerque again! I even got to model a little, too :). My boyfriend and I, (his website is here) explored downtown Albuquerque when we got caught in a crazy dust/rain/smoke from the fire storm and though it burned our eyes and made us cold, we got some great […]

Home.

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Well, I’m home. Frankly, it feels as though I never left… except for the new businesses everywhere, the remodeling my parents did on the house and we’re down one dog. Currently, I’m just hangin’ out, catching up with people and trying to sleep off the jetlag… but soon I’ll have to get back to real […]

Packing

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Packing up after one year in another country can be a daunting task, and tedious I might add. If you have never packed for a major trip, in short, there is a lot of folding, suctioning, cramming, sitting, zipping, and lifting involved to get the right size and weight of your suitcase. No thanks to […]