Down By the River

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I've been M.I.A. lately since school and life have been taking up a lot of my time. I still have a ton of outfit pictures to post but I no longer have the luxury of time to sit down to filter and edit my pictures.   I just finished my 5th week of school and survived this past week with the least amount of sleep to function- I had two midterms this week (Monday and yesterday) and a law and ethics essay. Oh, I also attended a wedding this past weekend... I eventually crammed for all my assignments but I managed to pass with honors for my Biostatistics midterm on Monday (#TimeManagement?). I have yet to find out the results for my other classes but I'm feeling optimistic! I know a lot of you are currently applying for pharmacy school and I was quite surprised to see so many people emailing me and reading all my blog posts pertaining to the application! I'm glad I can pay it forward and help you guys - I should seriously start an online mentor-mentee program! As of now, I am writing up this post during class (star student, no?). 

Anyways, this past summer, Jonathan and I ventured out to explore numerous places that depicted California's natural beauty in unique ways. One of the places we visited often, besides the beach, was Thomas Riley Park. This wildlife sanctuary is very picturesque, great for running and for anyone looking for an escape. Just a heads up, if you do visit this park, make sure to bring along a pair of sneakers! I wore snakeskin print sandals (that have only been worn a couple of times), and the sole of my sandals were flew off in pieces! The terrain is uneven so do be careful!

What do I like most about this place? The opportunity to get away from the fast paced city life and the chance to sit back and watch the tall grass sway back and forth. It's just like a scene taken out from The Sound of Music. I would give anything to have just a moment of solace without anything running through my mind. Be on the lookout for more photography integrated into my blog posts in the far future! I can't wait until winter break! Until next time!

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Reminiscing to a time when I didn't have to worry about imminent exams or drowning in a massive pile of work that continues to grow. I miss going to the beach every weekend without feeling guilty about pushing my studying aside... listening to the waves crash against the sand, picking up broken seashells, watching the sun disappear in the horizon, eating way too many sweets, trying to prevent birds from attacking me to steal my food, waiting for the occasional dolphin to appear (you can actually see them inNewport Beach)... Oh, how I miss all these simple pleasures in life.

This outfit was actually taken quite some time ago when I only had to think about meeting deadlines for my research project. This past month has been hot and humid but the nights are getting much cooler. I wonder what the weather in San Diego has in store for me this season - it'll be my first Fall here! Hopefully it gets cold enough so I can start layering and playing around with my clothes. As of now, I'm still trying to get a good grasp of SD. I explore a few areas each weekend but I would love to know the more livelier and non-crowded areas... anything that will make for good pictures! But being a foreigner to a new area makes for good day trips, no? Besides locations for outfit posts, I plan on picking up photography again. The last time I actually focused on it was my first year of undergrad however, life and academics prevented me from fully committing myself to photography. It may be a slow process since I'm still settling into my new place, juggling school and a business but I do plan on committing myself to a few hobbies to keep myself sane. Until next time!

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