Vlog: Hiking Tiger Leaping Gorge

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQJpbnMpasc About three months ago, I decided I wanted to hike along one of the deepest gorges in the world: Tiger Leaping Gorge. Located in Yunnan Province,  the gorge is nestled in between the Haba Snow Mountain and Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. I had asked a few friends if they wanted to join me, but with [...]


Finding Friendship in a Foreign Country.

Do you have that one friend you just click with? You share inside jokes no one else understands. You know what they are feeling just by looking at them. There’s enough trust to show all your colors on good and bad days. I didn’t think I would find such a friendship while in China, but [...]

5 Lessons Learned from My Year in China.

May is just around the corner! Several of my friends will graduate college, my sister will graduate high school, and for me, May will be my last full month in Jiangshan, China. With less than two months left, I’ve spent a lot of time reflecting! While it wasn’t all easy, I can say these past [...]

Graduate School Update

Before you read this, if you’d like more background on why I want to pursue graduate school, and what universities and programs I’m interested in, you can read my first graduate school blog post here. When I decided that it was time to go back to school, I didn’t quite realize how stressful the whole [...]