What is your day-to-day life like? Where do you live? Who do you interact with? What tasks do you complete? Shalom! I am writing to you from the heart of Israel: Jerusalem. While I have been in Israel for sixteen days, I am still getting settled. The past few weeks have been jam-packed with JewishContinue reading “Blog #3: August”
Being from Florida, I’ve always avoided the outdoors. It’s always so hot and sticky; there’s no appeal for me. Moving to Portland, I’ve developed a newfound appreciation for being outside. This past Sunday, all 24 participants and staff from Tivnu loaded into two huge vans to go camping in Mt. Rainier National Park for fourContinue reading “Mt. Rainier Camping Trip”
My day to day life is always changing so it would be hard to nail it down in writing. However, I do have some routines that stay the same pretty much every week so I will focus on that. In the morning, after I brush my teeth and get ready, I take my dogs outsideContinue reading “Day to Day Life”
Going into move-in day, I knew things would be daunting. Portland is 3,000 miles away from my home and I had never made a transition this big before. I’m a few days in, and things are going great! As I am writing this, I am preparing my room and myself for a peaceful and busyContinue reading “Life in PDX”
My alarm goes off at 5:30am after another too-short night. I get dressed, eat a quick breakfast, and head to another 10-12 hour day working in the barn. My daily chores include feeding the horses, tacking them up, brushing them, bathing them, cleaning stalls, keeping the barn tidy; you name it! To be completely honest,Continue reading “Daily Life”
My daily routine for September changes almost every week. The most consistent aspect is my job and internship at a boutique located in Ponte Vedra called Rosie True. I am there for about 4-5 days out of the week and my hours vary from day to day, most often being 10 am – 6 pm.Continue reading “My Daily Life”
The past month has been vital in identifying and solidifying my initial ideas into more concrete, tangible goals. Going into this month, I was admittedly a bit unsure with my plans going forward. I had reached out to the organizations I was hoping to work with, but I was still working on figuring out theContinue reading “Looking Ahead: Goals for my Gap Year”
My summer project began with working on my academic literature review ad reading the growing literature on the impact image-based sexual abuse has on young women and femme. As my summer experience comes to a close for the semester, I was able to finish an academic literature review, draft and complete a thematic interview guide,Continue reading “Guissella E. Cruz Rodriguez: Overcoming the IRB Hurdle”
This has been such a great summer that I will always remember and I really enjoyed. I learned a lot of great things during my time as a Tech fellow and as an intern at Domi Station. This summer as a Tech fellow I have been working on blog posts weekly and having meetings toContinue reading “Lapadre Proctor: Wrapping up the Summer”
I want to utilize my gap year in order to discover more about myself as well as to put myself ahead of the curve. For instance, I wish to explore possibilities for my future career. In order to further my career, I wish to continue my job at a local real estate brokerage, Venture RealContinue reading “My Gap Year Goals”
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