Back in Minnesota

Hello everyone!

Wow it has been about a month since I last blogged… and things have been changing!

First off the adjustment back to the United States after 4 months abroad hasn’t been as difficult as I thought it would be. I mean sure, there are days where I miss being in Spain and traveling and living a more relaxed lifestyle… but at the same time I feel more comfortable being back in my home culture. The reverse culture shock hasn’t hit me that hard, if at all.

Things were pretty busy once I returned! I started my summer internship with The Arc Greater Twin Cities, a nonprofit that serves people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. I have been learning the ropes the past few weeks and so far I am really enjoying getting to learn more about how nonprofits work as well as getting to use some of my Spanish speaking skills! I am doing Spanish speaking outreach for the organization.

More excited news, I have accepted a position as an Account Executive for the CLAgency which is a student run marketing group at the U of M! I will be working with them this upcoming school year by writing articles about faculty and students who are doing amazing work within the college of liberal arts!

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Not to mention that throughout all of this my little brother graduated from high school! Congrats Kurtis- you will do great things in the future and I am so proud of you!

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Oh and I also turned 20 a few days ago which means I have officially left my teenage years behind me (which I still can’t believe!). I had a really amazing birthday, my boyfriend even surprised me by inviting my family and his to a special dinner, complete with a huge cake! It was a great day.

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Finally, as a sort of lifestyle and health update, after returning from studying abroad I have transition into being vegetarian which is something that I am doing not only for my health but the environment. I plan on making more posts about this in the future.

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The start of summer has been treating me well and I am very happy to be home and surrounded by my family and friends. Traveling is an amazing experience but nothing really beats the comforts of home.

Worry less and smile more. 

 

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2 thoughts on “Back in Minnesota

  1. I am so happy that you are home with us! Very proud of you with the new jobs and making great health choices for yourself. Love you! Mom

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  2. So happy your back and we can see your beautiful face we are so proud of alll you have done and glad your our granddaughter!

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