Lola’s Adventures: Studying Abroad in Rome, Italy- (A Month Recap)

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If you haven’t heard, your girl is studying abroad this Fall in Rome, Italy! That’s right, I’m escaping Philly for a few months to live in the Eternal city. I can’t believe it has been a month since I arrived here. I am grateful for this experience and to my school, Temple University for providing students with this opportunity. My plan is to summarize my weekly Study Abroad experiences on the blog. However, I was lazy and failed to document my first month, so you’ll be getting a detailed summary of my past month in this post, and weekly posts after. I hope this post won’t be too long, I’m just trying to carry you along as much as possible, I hope you enjoy reading it.  I’ll be sharing the good and bad, no ugly yet. 

Week 1: Continue reading “Lola’s Adventures: Studying Abroad in Rome, Italy- (A Month Recap)”

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Let’s Chat: 2 Years Blogging, 100 Blog Posts + Updates

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Mama we made it! My little blog is now 2 years, we reached 100 blog posts with my last post, and I’m thinking I deserve some accolades. Thank you to everyone who has been here since the beginning of my blogging journey, and those who joined along the way. Your support means the world to me. Cheers to many more years 🎉.

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Moving forward, here are some blog updates I want you to know about. Your thoughts and opinions on the updates will be highly appreciated, so keep reading, and please leave a comment below.

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Where to PARK yourself this Summer (Philly Edition)

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It’s Summertime! Everyone’s favorite time of the year, especially students. We are always excited for the long holiday and are constantly on the hunt for fun activities and places to visit. That is why this post exits.

If you’re in Philadelphia for the summer, this post is for you. Philly has lots of special places to visit and I’ve realized that my favorite spots in the city are its parks. Although, the city is home to numerous parks, the three mentioned below are my top and I tell you why… Continue reading “Where to PARK yourself this Summer (Philly Edition)”

Breaking Society’s Rule of Hating Singleness

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This one’s a good one, keep reading….

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We have been thought all our lives to endure being single. We believe that we are merely existing and one day when we find our partners (future spouse/ perfect match/soulmate), we’ll suddenly become over joyous, reach ultimate fulfilment and have everything fall into place. We learn this from the movies we watch, books we read, our parents, and society as a whole. Since we’ve been fed this from childhood, it is normal that we internalize these ideas, and believe them. Be honest with yourself, you thought this way, I know I did. Each one of us longs, waits, and fantasizes about that special someone who will come and magically sweep us off our feet. Continue reading “Breaking Society’s Rule of Hating Singleness”

How to be on social media and not be drained #Soulgoals

No one loves social media more than me. Actually that’s a lie, a lot of people love social media more than I do. The point is, I am a sucker for social platforms (God bless those innovators), especially Instagram because I share experiences, pictures, and connect with people easily on it. However, I’m not oblivious to the sunken hole that social media can become. I know this because I’ve almost gone there. Not knowingly, but I started using social media as a coping mechanism when something wasn’t right within. It was easy to recognize that I was getting to this point because I’ve always known how to balance my media presence and state of mind. I never allow people’s posts phase me because I know it’s the best part of their lives, and everyone hides the bad. However, I wasn’t thinking about all these when I needed the socials to take my mind off reality. I’m not sure if this happens to other people, so let me know of your experience. Continue reading “How to be on social media and not be drained #Soulgoals”

Relationships: Are We Really Friends?

For the past year, God has had a lot to teach me about relationships. Not just romantic relationships, but every form- friendships, colleagues, classmates, family and sibling relationships- you name it. I’ll write several posts tackling each kind of relationship, but the one that’s on my heart at the moment is friendships.

Quick background: I enjoy being around people, and I make friends easily, but I’ve never been one to let anyone too close. As I’ve noticed, a lot of worldly friendships are this way.

We humans are so helpless that we don’t know how to build real friendships without Gods’ help. We build surface level friendships, and avoid getting to know each other deeply, or we share too much about ourselves to the wrong people. We gossip, laugh, even have fun together, but our souls hurt inside and we never share. As long as the faces we put up look fine, and we slay together, we’re good right? Continue reading “Relationships: Are We Really Friends?”

I was nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award!

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It is such an honor to be recognized and nominated for the Sunshine Blogger award, by my blogger friend, Koz of Koz diaries. The Sunshine Blogger Award is given to those who are inspiring and bring sunshine into the lives of their readers and fellow bloggers. To accept the award, I have to write this post by answering some questions, and nominate others. Isn’t it funny that I got nominated for the sunshine award the day I wore my sunshine dress, anyways, I digress.

Let’s get into it, shall we? Continue reading “I was nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award!”