God Bless, Ms Maya Angelou

What an inspirational and phenomenal woman! So thankful I got to see her speak just last year. She had a way with words and a confidence in her spirit that I hope to cultivate over time. RIP Ms Angelou.

Deceptively Blonde

RIP Maya Angelou.

Phenomenal Woman

Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.
I’m not cute or built to suit a fashion model’s size
But when I start to tell them,
They think I’m telling lies.
I say,
It’s in the reach of my arms
The span of my hips,
The stride of my step,
The curl of my lips.
I’m a woman
Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.

I walk into a room
Just as cool as you please,
And to a man,
The fellows stand or
Fall down on their knees.
Then they swarm around me,
A hive of honey bees.
I say,
It’s the fire in my eyes,
And the flash of my teeth,
The swing in my waist,
And the joy in my feet.
I’m a woman
Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.

Men themselves have wondered
What they see in me.
They try so much
But they can’t…

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Interview with Featured Study Abroadist ~ Genny Parshley!

Interview with Featured Study Abroadist ~ Genny Parshley!.


Hey friends!

So, this really cool thing happened where an awesome woman who owns this blog < http://ramblingstudents.wordpress.com&gt; and this one too <http://deceptivelyblonde.wordpress.com&gt; asked me to do a mini-interview about my study abroad experience i.e. how I chose my program, favorite parts of Edinburgh, etc.!

As per, I rambled A LOT and went on a few tangents that manifested themselves in intense run-on sentences so I apologize for that. HOWEVER, I hope you can take a look at it and maybe learn a thing or two more about the study abroad process and travel in general 🙂

Also, make sure to check out the rest of her blog(s) and see what other SA students have to say – it’s awesome and so is she! Y’all rock.


Too Many Thoughts To Think

Why hello dear reader,

I apologize, first and foremost, for not keeping very up to date on my posts….I am a scatter-brained ninny that just can’t get her life together or sit still for longer than 15 minutes. It has been a week since I landed back in the good ol’ US of A and ended the most adventurous season of my life to date and, truth be told, I haven’t really given myself the time to process through much of anything. BUT here I am, attempting to sit still and write out all the thoughts that have been swimming through my brain for the past week(s). Is it weird to say that I feel suffocated by my own thoughts? Because I totally feel that way.

It’s like I have a thought, and I pull it out of the pond (or whatever metaphorical body of water you wish to picture) dry it off, set it down and look at it. But, while I am trying to decipher that little guy, another one is pushing its way to the forefront of my brain, demanding my attention. So, I pull out that guy, dry him off, and then sit him (or her) down beside the other. Each fighting for my attention, pulling at me.

Two Thoughts Sitting Together. One related to but not dependent on the other. Nope, sorry brain, Can’t handle. Too much to sort through and I’m hungry so I am going to forget my troubles in this ham & cheese toastie.

And that’s that. Suffocated. By my own Thoughts. So, the next few posts are going to be about me attempting to untangle them from myself – detach them and study them. Understand them so that they can stop swimming through my brain and finally be at peace. No, ham and cheese toastie! I will not find refuge in you anymore so stop tempting me!

Anyway, even if no one reads these posts, I hope that through this process that I can begin to purge, evaluate, understand and grow. And if you do read them and realize something too, then, well, that’s all we can ask for when it comes to sharing life with one another, isn’t it?