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Welcome to Healthy Nerms

“Nerms” has some pretty weird definitions on Urban Dictionary, but in my mind I’ve always used the term to describe something delicious…something along the lines of “erm nerm nerm nerm” I’m almost always thinking about food and have never been one of those people that just...

2016 #Goals

I don't believe in News Years resolutions and never have. No one should wait until the start of a new year to set out and accomplish something, but I do believe in goals and actually writing them down. I've never done this before, privately or...

4 the 6ix: A Letter from Los Angeles

This one's 4 the 6ix and the 4 years I've spent here throughout university. 4 years ago I was choosing between 2 schools: Chapman University in Orange, California, and Ryerson University in Toronto. Vastly different places, but I chose Ryerson because I wanted to learn more...

One Year Later

This post will probably get a little emotional, so I'll try not to spill spaghetti everywhere. It has been just over a year since I left for Germany, which was the original purpose of this blog, hence the reason that I haven't found another clear purpose for...

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Website Update and Redesign

Completed in fall 2013, my website was long over due for an update. The navigation was confusing and a lot of the design elements and graphics were hard for me to look at. My goal is to ultimately convert the website to WordPress and PHP, which I...

PHP (sort of) and California

I think this semester has been the "easiest" so far. I'm only taking 5 classes compared to the 7 I took each semester last year. Thanks to my lighter course load and feeling like I'm not getting what I want out of my major, I took a course at the...

Final Stop

Alas, I made it to my 13th and final country this year. I got to Toronto yesterday and have been hit by the usual slew of stress and fast-paced business that I didn't miss at all, but one of the things exchange taught me that...

“Culture Shock”

Last Tuesday, I stepped off the plane, made it through US customs surprisingly fast, collected all 120+ pounds of luggage, and immediately walked into a cluster fuck of people at JFK airport. Everyone was speaking very quickly and I could understand what everyone was saying,...

Prost

I wrote one of my first blog posts on the plane ride here so I guess it’s appropriate to write one on the way back. Everything was surprisingly painless and I thankfully figured out a way around the $200 fee for a second bag that...

Berlin

After 5 months of being in Germany, I still hadn’t made it to the capital city – and I wasn’t sure if I’d have the chance to, but I’m so happy I did. I’m still on the bus back from Berlin like I said in...