Pre-Med: Progress on Progress

My last semester ended on an entirely different note than the first. I can honestly say I am proud of the work I did and the progress I achieved. My GPA increased dramatically (thank God), and I have restored confidence in myself as a student and as a person. I am beyond excited for what…

IVHQ Weekends Video: Iguazú Falls, Argentina

Here is a link to my youtube channel! I just posted the video of my time at the Falls! Enjoy!! IGUAZÚ FALLS 2016 Chasing realization, chasing waterfalls? Who knows? 😉 Xx-M.Lee

The Good People of this World-IVHQ Volunteer House

The German, the Englishman, the Canadian, the Australian, the French, and the countless Americans; no matter where on the globe we hailed from, we had countless similarities in ideals and lifestyles. The people I met on my trip coming from other parts of the world became consistently some of the best people I’ve met in…

Iguazú Falls: A Spiritual Adventure

Traveling away from the volunteer house on the weekends is the norm for most volunteers. A 22 hour bus ride from the volunteer house awaited one of the most surreal sights in the world. Iguazú Falls is located on the boarder of Argentina and Brazil, and is home to the grandest groupings of waterfalls on…

Choripan-Argentine Food

The buildup of excitement for choripan Fridays had me overwhelmingly excited for dinner time. Luckily I was not let down. The large sandwhich type food filled with sausage, eggplant, cabbage, and chimichurri sauce was incredibly satisfying. In comparison with other Argentine food, it had the boldest combination of flavors and the largest portion size. Can’t…

Bed bugs in the Hostel

Lol. Sooo it’s 1 am and we just ran from one hostel to another because of a bed bug infestation. When in South America amiright? A good learning experience that’s for sure. Happy to be in a safe and non bug-ridden bed. Love life. Just a quick and crazy update. Xx.–M.Lee

Argentina: Exploring Villa Allende and the Volunteers

This week was full of exploration. We explored the town square, we explored our placements, and we explored the minds of those whom we’d met traveling. Villa Allende is a quaint area outside of Córdoba, yet still seems to hum with excitement. There is a constant stream of children playing in the fields, dogs galavanting…

Planes, Passports, etc.–Argentina 2016

During my Spring Break I truly had to buckle down and get my affairs in order. I finally went and had my passport renewed (it expires in 5 days). This was super important because I didn’t want to pay an expiditing fee because of my own incompetence in ordering it soon enough!  I fly out…

SANTIAGO, CHILE (the airport at least)

I am in transit to Argentina. I have been traveling since 6am on Saturday, and I am having too much fun already. What an eye-opening event to solo-travel for the first time. I’ll be back with numerous updates throughout my trip, I’ve already had an eventful time and I haven’t even made it to my…

I Ran a Half-Marathon!!

It finally happened. After the endless training and attempts to control my nutrition, I was able to cross the finish line after running 13.1 miles! Can I be honest and say I don’t remember much of the race? I don’t really remember listening to my music nor do I remember thinking about much of anything,…

Update: Half Marathon..18 days away!

My life has been a whirlwind these past couple of weeks (this one no different than the last). I have 1 1/2 weeks left of school, I’m solidifying everything necessary for Argentina, preparing for finals, and still trying to run a crazy number of miles (in my opinion) weekly! I’m not complaining, I’d rather be…

Running Realization

Today I experienced chafing for the first time. It is no little issue. Ugh it was horrible! I’m running and suddenly I watched as blood ran down my inner thighs. I was thoroughly confused. Got home and realized the blood was coming from gashes in my upper thighs. Underneath the areas where skin had been…