Life

Why You Should Take a Gap Year

Ironic, because I was thrown into taking a gap year kicking and screaming. It was actually the end of the world. But there was something I didn’t know back then, and it was that taking a year off from school might be beneficial for me. The idea of a “break” didn’t seem okay at all. …

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A few of the things I've learned and gained from living abroad in London
Life Travel

What I’ve Gained From Living in a Foreign Country

So far, I’ve lived in 5 states and 3 different countries, including the United States. The first time I left Alaska, I was 14 and moved to Honolulu, Hawaii. The idea of it leaving an ice box for paradise had sent me over the moon, but starting fresh wasn’t full of sunshine and butterflies. Even …

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Life choices that have made a difference in my life.
Life

The Best Choices I’ve Made in My Life So Far

I can’t say for certain what I’m glad I have done, but there are a few things, whether I struggled through it or not, that I chose to do for myself that have had an impact on my life in one way or another. And I don’t mean the things I grew up with or …

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Life Travel

Growing up in Alaska

PHOTOS: Torie Howdeshell Everyone I meet nowadays is asking me where I’m from, and it’s becoming harder and harder to answer because ‘America’ doesn’t really cut it. Born and raised in the heart of Alaska would make it the most feasible answer, but I left Alaska over years ago and if you’ve talked to me …

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