By Elena Villamagna (Sept. 21, 2020) The lesson I am supposed to learn this year is to LET GO. I made the perfect plan, everything was in place. I was getting ready for a two-month trip, through the organization WWOOF, to a farm in Taos, New Mexico where I would learn all about herbs andContinue reading “Blog #3 — September 2020 — Daily Life”
By MJ (Mariajose) Ladera (August Blog) In this blog, I will go over 3 goals that I would like to accomplish by the end of my gap year. In no specific order: 1) Learn/become proficient in a third language a) Last year, I spent 5 weeks in Portugal taking Portuguese classes at the University ofContinue reading “Blog #2 – Goals- 3 main goals for this upcoming gap year”
By Elena Villamagna Honestly, I have big hopes for this year and what I will experience. The idea that I am centering my gap year around is female empowerment/feminine energy, which can take shape in many different forms. With that being the center, I have four many branches (or goals) that I want to workContinue reading “Blog #2 — August 2020 — Goals”
Hi, my name is Mariajose Ladera, but most people call me MJ. It’s shorter and easier to pronounce and remember. Also, I live in Atlanta Georgia. Something that defines me would be my family. They have taught me: to be adventurous and to appreciate the little things in life; to be patient and ask questions; toContinue reading “Blog #1- Introduction”
My name is Elena Villamagna, I live in the Tampa/ St. Petersburg area of Florida. I try to live my life as naturally and with as much kindness towards other living things as possible. My main plan for this gap year is to further my interest in the natural way of life and increase myContinue reading “Blog #1 — July 2020 — Intro”
Anonymous Author – My experience with the pandemic has been varied. Some days, there was immense fear. How would I fare if I got it? How would my mom? I had to have hard conversations with her. What would happen if she got sick, or worse? I couldn’t talk about wills or life insurance withoutContinue reading “Immunocompromised During a Pandemic”
Ansley Bilyeu – The future is something I have found myself pondering more than ever over the past few months. The future being this enormous, abstract, terrifying, yet exciting aspect of life. A part of life that seems to have so much control over each of us, not offering much control in return. We, asContinue reading “The Future: Uncertainty, Hope, and Change”
Dean Khan – Around mid-March I left Tallahassee and drove down to see my family in Orlando, Florida, where I expected to only stay for a few weeks. Fast forward 2 months later and I am still home, and still waiting out Covid-19. Initially when coming home I was excited to see my family andContinue reading “My Experiences with Covid-19”
MacCarthy Baker – Reflecting on the changes these past few months have brought, I am overwhelmed by the events that have brought our country and our world to where it is today. Looking back, I am embarrassed to realize how naïve I was regarding the severity of COVID-19 and the events to come. As theContinue reading “A Change in Perspective”
Alex Jeannite is 2020 Tech Fellows majoring in computer science and interned at Tampa Bay Wave. The take-aways from my internship with Tampa Bay Wave are actually quite interesting. It has been a journey of internal struggle and professional development, honestly. I have learned quite a bit about myself and from a professional stand point.Continue reading “Alex: Self Discovery while Working from Home”
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