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    surviving the holidays 101


    Holiday Hardships

    I don’t think it comes as a shock that the holidays can be a joyous time full of love and laughter, but that it can also be a time where greater anxiety, depression, and trauma surfaces and/or re-surfaces. Some individuals may not have intact family relations. So when …

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    Colorado Vlog


    A few weekends ago I visited Colorado with my two high school best friends. Ali had just gotten engaged, so of course we all needed to be together to celebrate! Ali currently lives just outside Denver, Colorado, while Sarah is in Tahoe and I reside in Santa Barbara. So it …

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    Happy Fall Y’all!


    Can you believe it’s already October, aka spooky season? I know I can’t. Summer seemed to disappear in a blink of an eye, but I honestly don’t mind. In fact, fall is my favorite season of all!

    I know this year looks a little different with a global pandemic and …

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    Mighty Five Vlog


    A few weeks ago, during the Labor day weekend/week, a few friends and myself took a trip to Utah’s Mighty Five. The Mighty Five comprises Zion, Bryce Canyon, Capitol Reef, Canyonlands, and Arches National Parks.

    We flew out of LAX (Los Angeles Airport) into LAS (Las Vegas Airport). The flight …

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    Comet and me – Becoming a Dog mom


    “Before you get a dog, you can’t quite imagine what living with one might be like; afterward, you can’t imagine living any other way.”

    –Caroline Knapp

    May 23, 2020, I became a dog mom to a happy and healthy Pembroke Welsh Corgi puppy (I totally sound like a new mom, …

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    Tahoe Vlog


    I was born and raised in South Lake Tahoe, CA. Since I’ve moved, I typically come up to visit the lake one to two times per year. I enjoy Tahoe’s year-round seasons, mountainous and beach terrain, and tap water (that’s right, no filter necessary). It’s a great place to raise …

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    Santa Barbara Vlog


    Santa Barbara, CA, is my current place of residence. Many people from around the world come to enjoy our sandy beaches and mountainous ranges. It is a paradise for lovers, friends, families, and college students alike. It is definitely not idealistic for new home owners (it’s just very expensive), by …

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    Pin It! Pinteresting my Perfect Future Home

    Originally Published May 10, 2020

    Have you ever caught yourself scrolling through Pinterest to save pins for your picture-perfect home? Well I have. And lately while quarantining in a stuffy small apartment, I have found myself thinking about how I would want to design and furnish my future residence.

    Feel …

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    The Bucket List

    Originally Published April 18, 2020

    “Oh the places you will go” -Dr. Seuss

    There are three types of people in this world- your savers, spenders, and experiencers. For example, my mother is a saver, because she likes to deposit that hard earned cash into her savings. She doesn’t eat out …

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    Do It For The EnneaGRAM!

    Originally Published April 5, 2020.

    The Enneagram was created in 1997 by Don Richard Riso and Russ Hudson as a means to understand ourselves and others on a deeper level.

    Personality Assessments

    Let me start by saying I am a big proponent of personality assessements. I enjoy the process of …

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    COVID-19 You Can’t Spell Virus Without U and I

    Originally Published March 28, 2020

    What day of social distancing is it anyways? With everything being flipped upside down and having to adjust routine, this time in isolation has not been easy, but necessary.

    Experts say the best way to combat the spread of coronavirus is through distancing, as some …

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    My Conclusion to DS106


    Digital Storytelling has been a challenging yet enjoyable class. When I first started, I was extremely nervous because I did not really know what to expect. Getting my foot into this realm was honestly the most challenging part of the class for me and the most time-comsuming. However, I dredged …

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    The Journey Has Just Begun…


        Samena Patel was born in New Delhi, India on June 14, 1990. When she was only two years old, her family decided to move to New York City and start a new life. She had a great childhood, filled with love and adventure. Since she was raised Hindi, her parents …

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    Week 4 Summary


    In week 4 of DS106, I learned a lot about reading,analyzing and working with videos. I really enjoyed the interaction with the class this week as well. I felt like I got to converse with more people than ever before and put more time into looking into all of the …

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    Look. Listen. Analyze!


    The scene I chose is from Scent of a Woman, with Al Pacino. The first part I will analyze is, 

    Analyzing the camera work: 

    For this part, the volume is on mute and I looked specifically at the camera angles and views that they used in filming this movie…

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