I Experienced My First Rocket Launch! in Cape Canaveral, Florida

If you don’t personally know me, I’m a HUGE aerospace + space nerd. Always have been. I mean, I’m a huge science nerd in general, but aerospace is one of my passions and is central to my career. I used to work at NASA but have since left to go into the private industry, which…

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Taking a Safari Ride + Tackling Expedition Everest at Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Orlando, Florida

I went to Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom! I’ve really wanted to go to Animal Kingdom specifically to go on the Expedition Everest rollercoaster, so it may seem silly to go just for one ride, but it was worth it! I went to Orlando to celebrate my birthday on Memorial Weekend, so the last weekend…

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Completing a Lifelong Dream: Snorkeling with Manatees! in Crystal River, Florida

A few weeks ago, I got to complete an activity that has been on my bucket list for as long as I can remember: Swimming with manatees! I’ve always said that manatees are my spirit animal. The giant sea cows. Floating sea potatoes. Whatever endearing name you call them. They’re gentle creatures who officially have…

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Feeling Nostalgic of My Hometown, Tucson, Arizona

If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you’ll probably know that I was raised as a desert dweller. I lived in the dry landscapes of the southwestern United States in Tucson, Arizona. Arizona is a state unlike any other. The environment, particularly the Sonoran desert, can’t be found anywhere else in the United…

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What It’s Like to Visit Disney World During the Pandemic

I will preface this post by saying: I know that it is not a smart idea to visit Disney World, or go anywhere (besides outside to explore, alone) during this pandemic, but my family surprised me with a trip to Disney World for Christmas. It was not my idea and I originally did not want…

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2020: The Year of Challenges

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!! I hope that you had a safe and happy new year! Welcome to 2021, and cheers to another year. Every year, I write a yearly round-up with some of my highlights of the year and title it “Year of…” and I think that everyone can agree that 2020 was the year of…

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