I guess this is goodbye….until next time, SF!


Well, this is it. I can’t even begin to talk about all the great experiences I’ve had and the incredible people I’ve met here. I’m sad to say goodbye to San Francisco, but I know I’ll be back before too long. This city has a piece of my heart now, and I’ll take it with me wherever I go. Everything I’ve learned from being there, everyone I’ve met, and everything I’ve discovered about myself will not be forgotten; it’s a part of me that will never leave. I wish I could stay longer and that things don’t have to end, but I guess that’s life. My advice to you is to travel. Travel so you can find yourself. Travel so you can learn. Travel so you can open your eyes and take everything in. You’ll feel more satisfied as a person after you do that. Go experience things, and go LIVE.

I love you, California!


The Head and the Heart

The Head and the Heart

I went to see the Head and the Heart on Thursday! I know the indie-folk genre is a little hard  to get into (believe me, I don’t like most of it myself), but this concert would leave anyone in awe of the pure talent this band has. I loved the Head and the Heart to begin with, but this completely surpassed my expectations; they are incredible live! The venue was pretty unique as well, and very vintage: The Fox Theater in Oakland. Just want to give a little update on what I’ve been up to during my last few weeks in CA!

the head and the heart


Berkeley game!


I’m adding this a bit late, but I recently got the chance to go see the Cal Bears play the other USC (you know, Southern Cal) at Berkeley! I couldn’t help but think it was nothing like a Carolina Gamecocks game… Berkeley has quite the campus- LOVED walking through it

Hiking Mt. Tamalpais!


In an effort to take a small study break from this research paper I’m working on (yes I’m actually still attending a university and have assignments due, though it’s easy to forget that sometimes ;), I’ll write about my hike to the top of Mount Tamalpais. We had Monday off of school for Veteran’s Day, and I thought there’d be no better way to spend my free day than to go hiking! Once at the top of the peak, you can see the entire Bay area- a pretty fantastic view. Although parts of the hike were quite steep, it was a blast! I highly recommend it if anyone’s in the area and looking for a moderate hike that won’t take the entire day. It was roughly seven miles and only took a few hours! 

Mt. Tamalpais

Mt. Tamalpais