Parkland HS- Pray for Healing

Today, my heart is heavy. In the past, I had heard news stories about school shootings and was in shock and awe, but quickly moved on with my life. It’s sad that we live in a place where this is commonplace, and mass shootings happen regularly. Politics aside, this one feels different. I am currently […]

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Old Salem, North Carolina

I like to think of myself as an avid traveler. I’ve been to 28 countries, and often times I overlook the travel opportunities in my own city. I’m guilty of this for the past 2 years. I’ve lived in Greensboro, NC for almost two full years now, and I’ve yet to really put my tourist […]

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Land of Oz

As I finally begin to remember what it’s like to relax and have fun after grad school, I realize there is a lot to see without traveling internationally. Traveling is one of my favorite hobbies, and today I was able to be whisked away to the Land of Oz, yellow brick road and all. My […]

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Commencement Speech

Once upon a time, a young 20 something went to graduate school to become a counselor. She foolishly thought she would have time to write… 2 years later, that girl graduated. Moving on from speaking in 3rd person, that girl is obviously me. Now that my program is done, I can breathe a sigh of […]

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Chengdu Panda Palace

Today I embraced China’s “National Treasure”- the Giant Panda. And now I feel as though my Chinese experience is complete, and I am so overjoyed. They are SO DANG CUTE.  I spent the morning at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, or as I refer to it in my dreams, the Panda Palace. […]

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