Oh my, it’s been 8 months since I last posted! Here’s an update: My first community externship has come to a close…and WOW what an experience! While I had plenty of laughs and wonderful unforgettable memories, it was definitely a challenge and an emotional rollercoaster. This semester my biggest struggle was feeling that I’m not … More Lessons, Reflections, and More: An Update
4 short weeks ago, I was in Portland and it was warm and gorgeous and wonderful. Why did I leave again? Now that winter in Syracuse is FINALLY on it’s way out (it snowed last week so there is a large chance that this statement is extremely naive) I thought I would share what I’ve … More Winter in April: A Survival Guide.
I realized I haven’t written a post since my week back to the ‘Cuse! A little update about me. This semester has definitely been more intense than the first. My classes are demanding and my clinical assignments are tough and I’ve had absolutely no time for myself….but I’m loving every minute of it. Not only … More Update
Home: /hōm/ A place where something flourishes, is most typically found, or from which it originates I’ve been thinking about the meaning of this word since travelling back to Oregon for the break. Previously, I have never identified any place other than Portland as home. I was born and raised there, met the most wonderful friends … More Home, White-Out Blizzards, and First Week Back to School
We had a fantastic break 🙂 I promise this will be a short post and let the pictures speak for themselves! Despite me forgetting my passport, we got a pretty spectacular view of Niagara Falls on the US side We had a quiet Thanksgiving by ourselves for the first time ever. We were saddened to … More Thanksgiving Break and The Holiday Party
It’s week 13 of 16. HOW DID THAT HAPPEN. I apologize that this post is long overdue. I kept telling myself that once midterms were over, the work load would decrease and I would get back to writing regularly. But my professors continue to add assignments weekly and once I’m done with the mass amount … More How Grad School Has Changed My Life
When speaking with my classmates about the impending snow this winter, they always sound apocalyptic about their ‘halloween blizzard’ stories as I sit in the student lounge in a sundress. “Remember that storm of ’97? My snow coat and boots totally ruined my costume…” I was a non-believer. As of last Sunday, the weather was … More Winter is coming and it brings mini-crises
I’ve been living in Syracuse for a little over 6 weeks and in that time I’ve learned some important lessons. Experience #1: The parking signs here are confusing and somewhat contradictory. Hence, Jenna got her first parking ticket. Lesson learned? If everyone is parking on one side of the street, it might be one of those … More The Lessons I’ve Learned
I can’t believe I’ve already been living in Syracuse for more than a month! Annnnnd I’m already failing at my task to write one post a week. Time has flown by so fast and the last few weeks have been so crazy busy. So let’s just jump right into the last 3 weeks, cause that’s … More Skinny Atlas, Butter Sculptures, and Induction Ceremonies…OH MY!
I’ve been living in Syracuse for 15 days, which is the longest that I’ve been away from the Portland metro. In those 15 days, we have explored a good portion of the downtown area and the university. Here are some of the pics from our journey 🙂 The University: Even got some new swag on … More 15 Days