An Afrikaan Hiking Weekend

Hallo! Last time I wrote was just before the Hermanus Whale Festival and man, what an awesome day that was! We drove almost two hours down to the coast of Hermanus to watch the whales swim by the shore (there were so many!) as well as walk around the town trying out food vendor trucks... Continue Reading →


What A Time To Be Alive

Hello my amazing readers! Before writing this post I spent some time video chatting with my friend Marg, who was in my shoes almost two years ago. She too was one of the few from Lasell that was brave enough to come study abroad in South Africa. It’s crazy to think that I can share... Continue Reading →

Being Selfish is Okay

The past week has been pretty low-key compared to the previous week on holiday. I needed time to recuperate and get back to reality as classes started up again. It’s coming to the point where I’m halfway through my time in South Africa, and I’m starting to get homesick. However, I’m keeping myself occupied with... Continue Reading →

It’s Been Awhile…

Term four starts tomorrow. Apologies for not posting for the past few weeks. I was dealing with three big papers all due in the same week, and just got back from a week-long vacation with limited internet. All I can say now is it feels so good to write again. So much has been going... Continue Reading →

Month One…Done!!

It’s a gloomy, but well needed rainy day here in Stellenbosch. Waking up to dark skies and the pitter patter of rain on the windows made me want to stay snuggled in bed with a warm coffee for the rest of the day. Instead, my morning entailed having breakfast with my friend Sasa at Meraki--the... Continue Reading →

My First Week in Stellenbosch

Hello my lovely readers!  So I’ve been in Stellenbosch for about a week and half now, and all I can say is WOW!!! Before coming here I could only dream about the things I’ve experienced. Actually carrying them out and getting familiar with the area has been surreal to me. I finally got Internet access... Continue Reading →


  Today I was finishing my yoga practice with a little free style or "play time" to work on some more advance poses I've been trying to get into for weeks. The instructor made an empowering comment, "No toxic thoughts if you're not there yet. It gives you something to work for and look forward... Continue Reading →

Everyone needs a little vacation

     I am currently in the midst of my mini (six week) summer which of course called for a mini vacation! This past weekend I drove up to Maine to visit my boyfriend, James and his family for a wonderful long weekend getaway, as well as indulging in beach and pool days this week... Continue Reading →

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