Saleen Says: learning to say no.

I don’t want to be anyone’s prey anymore, and I’m learning to protect myself by saying no to situations that make me uncomfortable, or that I know I can’t afford to be involved in.

Saleen Says: my first European excursion.

When I first started applying to graduate programs, I was overwhelmed by the number of schools I wanted to apply to. I had to choose between UGA and WVU. I looked at the study abroad programs for each school and instantly found the “Travel Journalism in Prague” program at UGA. I read the description and knew I had to go.

Saleen Says: our weekend getaway to Berlin.

I am finally settled in at home (my Virginia home, that is). My study abroad trip has ended and while I miss Praha terribly, I am so happy to be in my own space and closer to my family. I will write a reflective/wrap-up post about Prague soon, but for now, I want to talk about my experience in Berlin!

Saleen Says: Zoo Praha!

I finally went to the zoo in Prague last week. I needed to go because I am including it in my “36 Hours” piece. I wanted to check it out, see what kinds of activities they have for children, and also indulge my inner-child a bit.

Saleen Says: a reflection on my first year at the University of Georgia.

I started this post a few weeks ago after submitting my last final of the spring semester. I couldn’t finish it because (a) my brain was absolutely dead, and (b) I wasn’t quite sure where to go with it.

I’m ready to reflect now, and what I really want to do is map out my biggest takeaways from this year, whether those were lessons learned in class, reporting, or personal lessons.

Saleen Says: adventures in Budapest!

It still doesn’t feel like I’ve been in Prague for the past week and a half, or like I spent this past weekend in Budapest, but here I am with another update!