resolutions

This morning, I had planned on going to one of my tried and true study spots. At the last second, I changed my mind and ended up at a rustic bakery and cafe. As it started to rain, I noticed I was the youngest person there. The place was filled with older people enjoying their morning…

seattle, wa.

It’s 2018 folks, and I had the wonderful opportunity to ring in the new year up north this year! I spent the last week outside of Seattle with my good friend Kimmie and her family so I thought I would share our adventures with you all. Our first day was spent at the Tacoma Glass…

looking back

When I was thinking about the upcoming year, I initially wanted to write and share bucket list with you all. I just wanted to look ahead to the future. I didn’t want to look at all the mess of this past year. This past year was an utter mess; it was filled with the highest…

how to survive finals week: winter edition

It’s the most stressful time of the year! And yes that was supposed to be read to the tune of a popular Christmas carol. I feel like winter finals are a beast all their own with the stress of the holiday season also looming over our heads. My problem this semester seems to be a…

blow us all away

I wasn’t planning on writing about this experience, but when the fifth person asked me today how it was and I still had no words, I knew I had to try and write it all down. If you know me, you know I’m not the type of person to “fangirl” over anything really. I do…

’tis the season

CHRISTMAS!!! THE SNOWS COMING DOWN… oh wait, not it’s not…because California. It has always been pretty difficult for me to get in the Christmas spirit. Maybe it’s partly because decorating was always seemed like a chore growing up, or (more likely) it’s because all the classic Christmas songs are about snow or love or whatever…

vitamin sea

Have you ever had that moment where you are having the absolute worst day, and an acquaintance (or even a friend) asks how you’re doing, and it takes every fiber of strength to not burst into tears? You see, I had that moment. I was walking down the main street on campus, and I was so…

honesty

We’ve hit the halfway point here at Point Loma. This semester has been a whirlwind of teaching myself calculus so I can do chemistry, listening to eleven minute Bob Dylan songs, and questioning whether or not this life is real or just a dream because Descartes. It’s been a challenging semester in more ways than…

say yes

Whelp, NSO (New Student Orientation for you non-Lomans) started Friday, and man, I thought I was ready for this year (and I am) but I am so not ready for this summer to be over! While helping 188 freshman move-in I realized, it’s not that I don’t want school to start (seriously studying is my…

dallas, tx.

This past week I had the great pleasure of visiting my dear friend Christiana. We had a blast exploring Texas and binge-watching How I Met Your Mother! I’m by no stretch of the imagination a travel blogger, but I did want to share with you all some pictures from my amazing trip.  But before we…

summer reading list

Yes, I know it’s late July which is pretty darn close to the end of summer, so you’re probably thinking, “What the heck Tori? Why didn’t you share this with us in MAY?” (Okay, well maybe you’re not thinking that, but that’s what I’m going to pretend you’re thinking, so just go with it.) As…

san diego eats

Food is good. Food in San Diego is particularly good. Try new things. And there you have it! Talk to you you guys next week!…… Okay, I’m joking…. but only slightly. If I’m being honest with y’all, I have had horrible writer’s block the past couple of weeks, but I also really just wanted to share…