• Summer Mix Series

    Summer Mix 2016

    It’s the time of the year that I begin putting together my summer mix. As I’ve begun work on 2017, I figured it’s time to write about Summer Mix 2016. Distance gives you…

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    Summer Mix 2015

    2014 moved along and so did I. Flash forward a year, and I was working at an engineering firm. Fun fact: most people have no idea how little most engineers evidently think of…

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    Summer Mix 2014

    Every story has multiple sides The subjectivity of truth is something that I doubt I will ever get used to, and I’m skeptical of those who find it easy to bend their minds…

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    Summer Mix 2013

    Coming from a year in a foreign country, I felt more culture shock moving to Utah. Perhaps it was about expectations. I thought a place in the U.S., a quick 14 hour drive…

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    Summer Mix 2012

    Living abroad is an amazing experience. It’s a blessing and a privilege.  If I had to do it again, I would make some changes. I would be more forceful about getting into language…

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    Summer Mix 2011

    Since my last post was three weeks ago, know I am at least three weeks behind schedule. So I’m going to try to shove the last posts into the next two weeks. Wish me lucky…

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    Summer Mix 2010

    Let me share an embarrassing secret. Sometimes I think I may be slightly psychic. A neurologist would probably have great explanations for all the little moments in life when you think to yourself,…

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    Summer Mix 2009

    After my 8-week service project the prior summer, I had to work for cash moneys. And so in 2009 I obtained a summer position at the public power district. Paying $5/hr more than…

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    Summer Mix 2008

    In 2008, I completed my freshman year at Notre Dame. Grant junkie that I’d become, I applied for and received a stipend to work at a homeless shelter in Omaha. The shelter I…

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    Summer Mix 2007

    Describing music is like tasting wine. The most amateur of wine tasters still feels the bitter, drying tannins, even if she’s unable to describe them. She can taste the sweet, the fruity, the…

  • Summer Mix Series

    Summer Mix 2006

    In 2006, the whole world revolved around me. I had been accepted to three different summer conferences—Cornhusker Girls’ State, the Notre Dame Global Issues Seminar, and the Colonial Dames of America Washington Workshop.*…