March 18, 2016. Match Day! The day that every medical student in the country anxiously waits for during their four years of study. It is the day where they find out their residency placement for the next 3-7 years (depending on speciality). Every medical student in the U.S. opens up an envelope at noon on match day … More Match Day
I recapped our Spain trip, but something was noticeably absent. Now, let’s just take a second and think. What does Alana love more than all other things? What does she plan her entire day around? What does she wake up every morning thinking about? A solid guess would have been Archie, but in actuality it is…. FOOD! … More Spanish Eats!
A few weeks ago, Mike and I took a trip that we will both never forget. Not only was it our first trip together abroad, but it was also Mike’s first ever trip outside of the United States! We wanted to go somewhere that neither of us had been before and Spain seemed like the … More A Trip Abroad!
Hello blog world, Alana here! It’s been a while. But I promise I am now here to stay. When I first started this blog back in 2010 (holy bananas), it was meant as a a way to document my journey to Israel. I wanted to use this as a means to communicate with my family and … More Reclaiming Me
Spring is upon us, folks! This is my first Spring in 3 years living outside of a city and I realized that this is my first time seeing the natural changes of Spring since then. Living in the city left me pretty sheltered from nature, and now that I’m relatively out in the woods, everything coming … More Latest Hiking Spots
I made brownies last week. If you know me, you know this is huge. I rarely cook anymore and am currently living in an apartment-style dorm. Needless to say, this is not something that happens a lot (so get out your cameras people)! Not that I don’t love baking, but I’ve been pretty slackertastic about it … More That Time I Made Brownies, Angels Sang, Children Rejoiced, and all was right with the World
Hello blog world, it’s been a while! I know, I think I win the award for least consistent blogger of all time (though I guess two years of total non-usage is fairly consistent?). I used to use this blog as a space to write down all of the thoughts, experiences, and adventures I had during my … More I’m Baaaaccckkkk!
We did it! Disney Princess half marathon finishers!! Katie Rose and I ran 13.1 miles to complete our first half marathon together! It was an amazing nonstop weekend that culminated in an accomplishment that I am beyond proud of. But let’s start from the very beginning… The weekend began on Friday when I took off … More Kicking Princess Ass
February 8, 2012 marked a year’s anniversary of the beginning of my journey to Israel. A year ago on that day I was boarding a plane for a country that would quickly become my home and met a group of people who would soon become my second family. I can safely say that my time … More Nostalgia
Running used to suck. Running used to reeeeaaaaallly suck. I didn’t start running until high school and that was only because I was forced to in order to play field hockey. I absolutely loved playing field hockey and some of my best memories are on the field–however, the regular old running part was just plain … More Running Through the City