The end of the semester this year seems like it’s looming more than ever. That’s because I’ll be abroad next semester, studying at the American University of Rome, in Rome, Italy! (!!!!!!!!)

Can I be Lizzie McGuire?



pick me, choose me, love me

I was in Tampa for spring break and it was the beginning of strawberry season, so we went out to Plant City for some strawberry picking.

First of all, it was SO HOT. I got a great tan, but also destroyed the bottom of my converse sneakers by stepping in strawberry remains. They might be permanently tinted red at this point!

2015-03-14 13.42.38A giant tin of strawberries was only 50 cents, so we picked about a million berries (no exaggeration) for $5.

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Afterwards, we headed over to Parksdale Farms Market for out of this world strawberry shortcake and smoothies. We waited in line in the sun for almost an hour for our yummy treats, but it was worth it. 2015-03-14 15.30.072015-03-15 11.13.49

(check out those fabulous crowns for candid photos)



a day at the museum

My suitemates and I took study break and headed to the High Museum of Art in Atlanta. A group on campus was offering transportation and free shuttles, so we took advantage of it, and I was looking forward to finally checking the museum out.

The modern art section was amazing and by far my favorite – it was really casual and each piece was more interesting than the next.  Aside from Emory students, it was fairly empty so we had plenty of time to walk around and hang out near our favorite pieces.

Ultimately, this is the most famous piece at the musuem. Kapoor, the artist, also created the Bean in Chicago. (It also amplified your voice and echoed it if you stood in front)

Our little trip reminded me to get outside of the campus bubble more often and take advantage of all of the amazing things that Atlanta has to offer.