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"I lost my sister, the day my son was born, dealt with postpartum depression and anxiety, transitioned from relationships, gained 60lbs and was at one of my lowest states in my life, but I was determined to turn my beautiful struggle into a meaningful, new journey."


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Querétaro, Mexico: Cultural & Spiritual Experience

February 13, 2017

Two years ago, during my collegiate years, I went on a week long study abroad trip with a group of students to Queretaro, Mexico! I knew for my first study abroad trip I wanted to go somewhere like a country in Africa, or Mexico. I still haven't been to Africa yet, that is on the bucket list. I was set to go to Botswana in 2016, but my trip got canceled. :( Well, at least I can say I marked Mexico off the list of places I want to travel. 


I must say, oh my goodness, I had the time of my life! This was truly one of the best cultural and spiritual travel experiences.


I was immersed into a culture unlike anything I have ever experienced but I realized in some ways it was very similar to my own. I remember seeing a guy dance on the street. The first thing I thought was "wow, that's African dance!" Blew my mind. A history lesson would soon take place on the widespread influence of African culture throughout the world.


I had many adventures that changed my life. I climbed the second largest monolith in the world, visited a winery in Redonda, climbed the Sun and Moon pyramids of Teotihuacan, and partook in a Mayan tradition and danced with the people.  One of the best experiences ever!


The places I got to see, the people I met, the food I ate, the things I did were so unique that if I could do it all over again right now I would. Until that moment comes, when I can travel back to Mexico and experience a rich culture of beauty, I will write this post instead and share a few pictures and videos from my experience and reflect on those memories. Definitely put this on your bucket list.









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