Leap of Faith

I really love the outdoors and adventures.  After a week of being flyered and seeing old friends, all while starting classes, this weekend my friends and I were able to go on an incredibly spontaneous adventure in Angeles National Forest. At 3:30 on Sunday afternoon, one of my friends ran to my apartment (from just…

Not so Gloomy Afterall!

In LA we may not get extreme weather, but we do experience a natural phenomenon known as “June Gloom”.  For those of you unfamiliar with this term, June Gloom refers to the spring/summer cloud cover that happens most mornings in June.  This may not sound all that extreme, but the weather in the mornings looks…

Hikes and Hobbies

One hobby that I never thought I would discover and develop while in LA is hiking.  When most people think of LA they imagine the beach, downtown, Hollywood, and other LA landmarks.  While all of these iconic places are part of what makes LA so unique, we also are blessed to be surrounded by several…

Sunday Morning Hike

    Last Sunday morning I woke up around 9 AM after a long two days of activity (Spring Sing on Friday night and UniCamp Campathon all day Saturday really wears you out!) so I was planning on waking up nice and slow, enjoying a cup of tea, and maybe lounging around for a couple…

LA can be outdoorsy too!

  Since moving to Los Angeles, I’ve been trying to do all of the city-like things I didn’t get to do at home, like going to concerts at nearby venues or trying out as many unique, hip restaurants as possible. But one thing that has surprised me about LA is how “outdoorsy” it can actually…

Nature Lover

I grew up without television. My friends say this explains a lot about my eccentric personality, but what I think this really did for me was that it fostered a love of the outdoors and the majestic use of my imagination. Growing up we had a large backyard that was packed with trees and flowers…