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

I Watched the Broadway Musical, Dear Evan Hansen!

I saw Dear Evan Hansen!! I have been listening to the official score of Dear Evan Hansen for probably over two years now, and I’ve been completely obsessed with it. The lyrics and themes for this musical are probably my favorite of any musical or Broadway show, ever. Dear Evan Hansen (I’m going to abbreviate it with DEH) is a fairly new musical. It started … Continue reading I Watched the Broadway Musical, Dear Evan Hansen!

Galaxy Lights at Space Center Houston in Houston, Texas

Galaxy Lights at Space Center Houston was exactly what you would expect: space crossed with Christmas, and it was absolutely amazing. Space Center Houston (SCH) is the visitor center for NASA’s Johnson Space Center, located in Clear Lake, Texas (south of Houston). This year was either the first or second year that SCH hosted a Christmas festival of lights (I’m pretty sure that this was … Continue reading Galaxy Lights at Space Center Houston in Houston, Texas

Escaping the Corn Maze at Froberg’s Farm in Alvin, Texas

I went to Froberg’s Farm in Alvin, Texas! I love pumpkin patches and corn mazes and all of those fall experiences! Autumn is my favorite season so I absolutely love going to fall festivals like the one in Alvin. Alvin is located about 30 miles south of Houston. It’s a quick and simple drive that takes you to the beautiful countryside outskirts. I’d never been … Continue reading Escaping the Corn Maze at Froberg’s Farm in Alvin, Texas

Camping at Huntsville State Park, Texas

I went camping at Huntsville State Park! The park is located in Huntsville, Texas, which is about an hour to hour and a half north of Houston. Huntsville State Park is a 2,000+ acre park next to the Sam Houston National Forest. Within the park is Lake Raven, about 200 acres and filled with a variety of fish, frogs and alligators (yes — alligators!). It … Continue reading Camping at Huntsville State Park, Texas

Houston’s Instagram-Worthy Graffiti Park

If you’re a graffiti lover and Instagram poster, you will love Graffiti Park in Houston, Texas. Graffiti Park is located at 2102 Leeland St, Houston, TX 77003, and is completely free. There is a parking lot located at the park and street parking in the neighboring streets. It is a favorite spot for Instagram lovers and beautiful art. All of the art is created for … Continue reading Houston’s Instagram-Worthy Graffiti Park

Hurricane Harvey: My Story

I survived Hurricane Harvey, one year ago today. Hurricane Harvey hit the Texas Gulf coast on August 25, 2017, and brought flooding and destruction to the coastal cities. I happened to be in Houston for my second NASA internship when the hurricane hit and was one of the thousands of evacuees from that weekend. I wrote this story a few weeks after the hurricane hit Houston … Continue reading Hurricane Harvey: My Story