A Hidden Gem: The San Jacinto Monument in La Porte, Texas

The San Jacinto Monument is basically the Washington Monument of Texas. When I first heard about it, I laughed because I thought, “How petty is Texas that they need their own giant Washington Monument, but a Texas version?” You always hear that everything is bigger in Texas, and it’s totally true… and, Texans have the personality to match. They’re very strong in their convictions and … Continue reading A Hidden Gem: The San Jacinto Monument in La Porte, Texas

I Tried BodyPump for the First Time

I’ll be perfectly honest – I was really nervous for my first BodyPump class. I was going to go a few weeks before, but I kept chickening out until one of my friends recently told me that she goes and absolutely loves it. If you’ve read my previous post, where I tried Zumba for the first time, then you’ll know that I’m new to my … Continue reading I Tried BodyPump for the First Time

Four Days of Science: I Attended NASA’s Human Research Program Investigator’s Workshop in Galveston, Texas

Every year in January, NASA’s Human Research Program hosts its Investigator’s Workshop (or IWS for short). It’s a fascinating time filled with technical presentations and inter-mingling of cultures. The Human Research Program does essentially what you’d expect: it’s a NASA program that studies how the human body reacts to living in space. It’s quite a large (but unknown) program that studies everything from how fluids … Continue reading Four Days of Science: I Attended NASA’s Human Research Program Investigator’s Workshop in Galveston, Texas

What You Should Know Before Moving to Washington, D.C.

So you’re thinking about moving to Washington, D.C.? I lived there for 8 months in 2018 and it was some of the best times of my life! If you’re thinking about moving to Washington D.C., here are some things that I think you should know. What part of the city do you want to live in? Washington D.C. is pretty big, especially if you consider … Continue reading What You Should Know Before Moving to Washington, D.C.

I Took a Painting Class and Learned a Lesson in Self-Acceptance

I went to my first painting class at Painting with a Twist! I’d never been to Painting with a Twist before, but there’s a local studio near where I live so I decided to go with a friend. It was so much fun and really relaxing – so much more relaxing than I was expecting. I used to love painting and my mom put me … Continue reading I Took a Painting Class and Learned a Lesson in Self-Acceptance