Why Travel?

As a result of my school being pretty small we have the opportunity to do some really neat things. One of those being what we call “Bridge Week”. This week takes place after midterms and it’s a small break from the hustle and bustle of school work. It bridges the gap from the first semester to second semester, hence the name. Each year a new theme is created for the week and the five days are filled with different speakers, field trips, and activities. The 2019 theme was “Mind, Body, and Soul”. I was assigned the task to pick a topic of […]

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I Committed to College

The time has finally come. I did it. After almost four years of lots of hardwork. After visiting twenty-seven different college campuses, writing over one hundred and thirty five emails, and attending nine different ID camps, I have finally decided where I am going to further both my education and athletic career and where I am going to call home for the next four years of my life. I started playing soccer when I was four years old. I was a little girl without a care in the world, running around the boxed in field, chasing a ball, and having the time of my […]

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Holidays in San Francisco

Oh how I’ve missed my Cali. I don’t even remember how many years its been since I last visited. I think it gets more beautiful every time I go though! There’s breathtaking views everywhere you look. The weather, scenery, and overall vibes are just so amazing. This was my second time to San Francisco, although I’m not sure I can count the first since I was only 2 years old haha. This trip was four days of jam packed sightseeing and family time and it couldn’t have been better! Let me tell you about all the fun places we explored… Sutro Baths […]

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Fun in Phoenix

I’m backkkkkk!!! Sorry for the long break but I had some technical issues that took a while to solve, but we’re back up and running! … In mid November I had the wonderful opportunity to travel to Phoenix for the second time with my soccer team to play in the ECNL Showcase. Now, I have to say, the Reach 11 Sports Complex has THE prettiest fields I’ve ever played at. The grass is amazing and the mountains in the background make the scene picture perfect. It looks like it came out of a picture book! I remember a year ago on this same […]

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The Best of Seattle

Hello and Happy Summer!! On June 20th I had the amazing opportunity to fly to Seattle, Washington with my soccer team to play the sport that I love. This was our 3rd trip flying as a team so we pretty much had the logistics down pat. The dedicated coaching staff and chaperones make it a priority that that the trip ran very smoothly and I couldn’t be more thankful for each and everyone of them. When flying into Seattle I had 3 initial thoughts. 1. There are SO many trees. 2. EVERYTHING is green. 3. It’s NOT raining!!! All of these […]

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Summer 2018

Wow. It’s been quite the summer so far. I feel like I’ve been traveling non-stop and going hard since I took my last exam of the school year. I have just returned from my last big trip of the summer and can now focus all my energy on getting ready for senior year. I went from Seattle, Washington to Hilton Head, South Carolina to Princeton, New Jersey and experienced some really amazing things during each trip so get ready for some great content coming soon. I can now take the time I need to write about each one. The rest of […]

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My Hispanic Heritage

A couple months ago I was invited to apply for the Hispanic Scholarship Fund’s Youth Leadership Institute. This is a summer program where you spend a couple nights at either Princeton University, University of Chicago, or University Southern California and spend the week talking about leadership and the importance of college. The official description is as follows: YLI is a four-day, overnight, college empowerment conference for Latino high school juniors held at three top universities across the US. This highly selective program is designed to give young leaders the practical tools they need to successfully apply to top universities, have full access to […]

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This is the Greatest Show

If you don’t know me then you don’t know that I love movies with a passion. There’s just something about snuggling up on the couch and having your world turned upside down or having a new outlook on something spark in you or getting that ache in your heart that says love is undeniably the most beautiful thing on earth or its the most painful, all in a matter of a couple of hours. About 4 months ago I was sitting in the theater watching the trailers before the movie started. In my opinion, the trailers are half the excitement! […]

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Goodbye 2017, Hello 2018

2017. What a wild and unforgettable year that I am forever thankful for. Just to recap on the highlights: I traveled to Europe for the first time, visiting London and Barcelona, and opened my eyes to some of the wonders that the other side of the world holds. I moved out of the house I had lived in for all 15 years of my life and into another which has proven to be more than perfect for our family. With that, I took full advantage of the opportunity to decorate my new room and turn it into my personal haven. (room […]

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See Ya Later Europe

April 21, 2017 Today was take two on watching the changing of the guard at the Buckingham Palace. Except for this time, we had insight information as to where the guards practice before the changing. This was cool because when they warm up they can play any music they want to and it is also a lot less crowded. We saw the guards practicing up close and then a complete surprise happened! So this is how it went down. We made friends with a group of older men who were standing next to us at the fence. They were all retired […]

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