When Life Gives You Lemons…

When Life Gives You Lemons…

…wait in line for Dole whip!
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So, I originally drafted part of this blog with the intention of just filling in the gaps for all the pre-planned activities I had last weekend. Let’s just say, nothing really went according to plan, but we persevered!

Planned itinerary:
Saturday: photoshoot in Beverly Hills
Sunday: Disneyland
Monday: Dua Lipa concert at Hollywood Palladium

Real itinerary:
Saturday: spilled oil from escargot on my outfit for the photoshoot and Cynthia’s car broke down
Sunday: purchased 7:30 a.m. Amtrak tickets to get to Disneyland and our train got canceled, so we had to Lyft (got a refund from Amtrak though); had a magical day at The Happiest Place on Earth 🙂
Monday: headed to Hollywood two hours before the show and got drenched in a downpour of rain…in southern California…where it never rains…and where all the weather apps said, “10% chance of precipitation;” smelled like rain and burgers (from Shake Shack), but Dua Lipa brought the Palladium down ❤ Continue reading “When Life Gives You Lemons…”

LA For a Day

LA For a Day

First, I switched fonts again! Moving on:

I was so excited to return to my second home this weekend, but my plans came to a complete halt when I had to be rolled over onto a later flight with a longer flight time. Of course the one place I needed to fly to made me experience the woes of standby, right? Upon arrival to LA, unfortunately there was a car accident at LAX which, combined with post-5pm traffic, kept me at the airport for nearly an hour.
Now I know I always talked about how much I didn’t want to live in LA, and, after Friday night, that is still true. I really missed my friends though, so I can’t say I wasn’t bummed to find out I literally had 24 hours in the city. However, I was able to salvage some of my time and spend time with a few amazing friends! Continue reading “LA For a Day”

Five Seconds of Summer

Five Seconds of Summer

So just to clarify, I did not see 5SOS in concert nor did I meet them, but I am referencing how these last couple of weeks have felt as I’ve finished interning and have officially brought summer to a close. To believe that I will be starting my last first day of school tomorrow is equally terrifying and exciting, but I know it will be a great semester ahead 🙂 Continue reading “Five Seconds of Summer”

Reach Up, LA!

Reach Up, LA!

Thanks to my friend, Alex, I had the privilege of attending the 2015 Special Olympics World Games Opening Ceremony last night. I’ve expressed on social media how inspired I felt during and after the ceremony, but I think joy is the more resonant word. Joy was one of the more prominent themes of the night and that’s exactly what I felt in the Coliseum. To see these individuals with characteristics that they’ve been stigmatized by and treated differently for competing in a global competition with tremendous talents that many believed they couldn’t simultaneously have with their disabilities was incredibly uplifting. To learn a brief history of the Games really emphasized much of what the guest speakers referenced when they spoke about the journey so far; regardless of who wins, every athlete present was already a winner in the fight against discrimination. Continue reading “Reach Up, LA!”