Which Sunglasses Fit Your Face Shape?

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Since their inception, sunglasses have been used for so much more than just shielding our eyes from the sun.  With purposes ranging from masking sleepy eyes in the am, to adding a touch of ‘cool factor’ to an ensemble, it is easy to see why sunglasses are essential accessories to own.  With new affordable shapes and sizes sprouting up almost monthly, it is hard to refrain from buying all and rotating styles.  While no one is holding you back from having a few options, there is a system behind shopping for sunnies.  It all starts with finding the right frame that compliments your face shape.  Read on the find out which sunglasses look great on each of the most common face shapes!

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 Heart Shaped

A heart shaped face is characterized as having a wide forehead and cheekbones with a narrow chin.  To add more width to the lower part of the face, try finding sunglasses that bring your eyes downward.  A heart shaped face looks great with wayfairer, round, or cat-eye styles.

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Narrow

Narrow, or oblong, faces have a broad forehead, narrow cheeks, and a pointy.  Those with narrow faces can support more oversized shades and should choose those that draw the eye upward, like a wrapping style.

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Square

This type of face shape contains a broad forehead with square jawline. To balance out the strong features, try a Round, oval, cat-eye style. Stay away from any type of sunglass that has sharp lines to avoid overcomplicating things since the face already is angular.

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Round

A circular shaped face has full cheekbones, balanced proportions, and few angles. To add length to the face, try wide or rectangle frames. Always avoid round frames.  The face is already round and it will make your face appear fuller.

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Oval

The oval face shape is by far the most balanced of all the face shapes.  Those with an oval face are in luck!  This shape can support almost any type of sunglass style.  So experiment and chose a style that suits your personality!

Of course, there are other parts of the system to think about before buying sunglasses.  Always try to think about your lifestyle and the activities you partake in daily.  If you are a more active person, maybe a sportier shade would suit you best.  Make sure they are comfortable and fit appropriately.  Sunglasses that do not fit your face properly will most likely not be worn, and will prove to become a waste of money.  And remember, it is worth paying a little extra for full protection.  Without full UVA and UVB protection, our eyes become more dilated, allowing more harmful rays to enter our eyes.  Look for glasses that offer full UV protection and are polarized to make sure your eyes are safe from the sun, and there is no glare.  Last but certainly not least, don’t forget that sunglasses are not only accessories worn during the summer months.  Shades can be worn all year long, so choose a style tht can be carried over into each season.

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Long Distance Relationships: Stay Connected!

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Doing the Long Distance Relationship Thing Successfully

Don’t be fooled: they’re not easy and, like a new Spanish professor, they take time to understand. But, ultimately, a long distance relationship is rewarding. If you truly care for the one you’re away from (which apparently you do, since you’re in such a relationship) then it shouldn’t be hard to see the proverbial light at the end of the tunnel… whether that means getting together in the summertime, over winter or spring break, or for the coming weekend.

Like me, I’m sure you’ve heard these pieces of dating advice before:

1) If it’s really meant to be, it’ll work out,

2) Don’t worry, every relationship has its ups and downs, and

3) Do whatever makes you happy.

Good advice, all. But there’s just one thing wrong with these generalities: they don’t really mean anything.

What you need is some solid, tangible advice to put into action; some real tips for making your relationship as smooth, loving and trusting as possible… because that, my friends, is the key. Below are a few ways to really show your boyfriend/girlfriend that they matter.

Communication

If you can’t be honest with each other, then what else is there? I’ll tell you, the weather. That’s it. And that sucks. (S)He doesn’t have to know every minute detail of your waking campus life, but it should be easy to share thoughts, ideas, compliments, frustrations and day to day observations with him/her. Chances are, if you’re holding back on these little things, you’re holding back on much more important things, as well. Here are some really easy ways to keep the lines of communication open:

  • Call. Whether you’re saying goodnight, calling just to say hello or to freak out about straight up acing that final exam, it’s always good to hear your reassuring gf/bf’s voice.
  • Leave voicemails. It’s so easy to hang up just as the automatic greeting comes on, but take those few extra seconds and leave a message. Instead of saying, “hey,  just calling to see what’s up” say something like, “just walked by [insert campus object here] and thought of you. Give me a call back when you get a chance because, well, you’re pretty and you rule.”
  • Send ‘Good Morning’ Texts. When you wake up, send her a good morning text message with some adoration and encouragement for the day ahead. It doesn’t have to be a long, complex love letter, just show her that she’s on your mind.
  • FaceTime. Today, most smartphones have video calling features. This is a game changer for long distance relationships. You can actually see the person you love right there in front of you!
  • Send a Letter or Package. This is super old-school, but a letter could be just what she needs to remind her how much you care. After all, hand written letters are more exciting to receive and feel more personal than an email or text message. Similarly, if (s)he’s really stressed over exams, send her/him an OCM care package with a note for some much needed encouragement.

Freedom

Communication is vital and so is respecting each other’s individuality. This is paramount to any relationship, but especially when it’s long distance. You’ll make your friends, she’ll make her friends, he’ll make his friends and so on. It’s human nature to connect. This is especially true freshman year when everyone is meeting each other for the first time. Don’t spend hours and hours in your room on the phone or crafting an immense email while your friends are out bonding and having a good time. Experience your new environment; don’t worry, you’ll have each other at the end of the day!

Visits

If you’re both from the same hometown and both heading home for break, visits are especially easy. You’ll be hanging out and doing fun things together until the cows come home, or until you have to head back. Bask in this time together; these moments will be great to think about when you’re separated again.

On the other hand, you may go to different schools and live in far-away cities, states or regions (I offer my sympathies to you brave souls). If this is the case, you can easily and affordably plan a trip to meet up over winter, spring or summer break. Whether you decide on a home visit or an adventure, sites like Student Universe and STA Travel make it easy to find student deals on flights, hotels and more.

And if you’re lucky enough to go schools that aren’t too far apart, hop on a Megabus or local train, and make a weekend trip. I promise you it’s worth it.

This is by no means a definitive guide to maintaining a sane, healthy long-distance college relationship. Every relationship is different, and those with 100+ miles between will especially encounter their own twists and turns but no matter what, all relationships take work. However, if you put in the time and effort, it will show and your relationship will thrive; your time apart will fly by; the moments you spend together will make the long phone calls, bus fares and lonely nights worth it.

 

Bring Some Freshness to Your Dorm: Potted Plants

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Photo Cred: Build House Home

Photo Cred: Build House Home

Many students love the idea of having flowers or ferns around the dorm room, but hate the upkeep. After all, plants are rather temperamental organisms, in that there is a very fine line between under-caring and over-caring. Both ends of the spectrum will turn your once beautiful green shrubs into wilted, brown paper in a matter of a few days. Caring for these living organisms takes just a little know-how before your maintenance routine becomes second nature. To help make sure your plants stay alive and healthy, below are some helpful tips for their care.

Know Your Plant
While it isn’t necessary to delve into the every bit of scientific information about your plant, it does help to know some facts regarding their growing requirements. One species differs in requirements from the next, so don’t give your blooms a ‘one-size-fits-all’ attitude.

Sunlight
Plants receive most of their life source from light. Therefore, allowing your plant to be exposed to an optimal amount of light is crucial to its wellbeing. It is important to know that each plant varies in the level of light it needs. This is because plants have grown accustomed to what they were exposed to since evolution. It is best to keep plants in close vicinity to window where they can easily be reached by the sun’s rays. A plant needs to get acclimatized to its environment, so any changes to it should be gradual, not sudden.

Because of this, it is suggested that you check out your dorm room prior to buying the plants for it. This way, you’ll be able to see firsthand where the sun’s rays specifically strikes, as well as how much light is available overall. Don’t be surprised if your college living environment doesn’t have the same sized windows as your last place, so consider greenery that need minimal light like the Chinese Evergreen, Snake Plant and the graceful Peace Lilly.

Watering
Everyone knows that plants (like every other living organism on the planet) need water in order to survive. What most people don’t know is just how much water to feed. Over-drowning your plant can be just as harmful as neglecting it. A good way to measure whether your plant needs water is to pay close attention to the soil. If the soil looks a bit on the dry side, stick your finger in it and see just how far the dryness goes. Is it still dry below the first couple centimeters? It is probably time to give your plant some water. If your finger comes out a little damp, then your plant should be sufficient with water for the time being. A good rule of thumb is to water your plants at least once a week, while checking with the finger test every few days to see if water is actually needed.

You should try to not water your plants when the sun is shining directly on it. The beads of water of the leaves can act as magnifying lenses and actually burn right through. How you pour the water is also important. Make sure you pour the water slowly to make sure it is moved throughout the soil before it secretes out the bottom of the pot. You should stop pouring when you see about 1/10 of the water come out of the bottom onto the plant tray. Lastly, make sure you are feeding your plant clean water that is rid of harmful salts and minerals. Both distilled and filtered water are extremely beneficial to plants.

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Snow For Beginners: How To Survive on Campus

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Going to college means you’re quite possibly in a new state that has different weather patterns than the one you are used to living in. And, as many of you have noticed, this winter has been a bear! Literally, the sometimes sub-zero temperatures and heavy snow blanketing the US has had schools closed for some and inches upon inches of snow for others. Let’s not forget the freezing rain and ice. So, if you haven’t learned to ‘brave the storm’ so to speak yet, here’s a few ways to get used to the chill of winter. (Unless, of course, you live in Melbourne, Australia and are being rained down on with bats too hot to fly.. yuck).

(read all about it, here).

1) Watch Your Step: Snow may LOOK light and fluffy, but there’s a few times when it’s more slippery than usual. When it first starts to snow, the ground is powdered with a light dusting of the icy precipitation, making your footing extra slippery. If you have to walk to class in the snow, wear shoes with good traction like boots. Of course, snow and ice always leads to an icy experience, but the day after it snows is always a concern. At this point, the snow has had a chance to blanket your beautiful campus, and also has had a chance to ice up and create icy layers. Be careful for shiny patches on the walkway, and make sure you go for salted and paved areas.

2) Bundle Up: I don’t really have to tell you this because the second you walk out of your residence hall you’ll be hit with the arctic blast of winter chill. BUT just to heed caution to the wind (no pun intended), here’s a few ways to keep those feetsies warm. First off, there isn’t any shame in double layering your socks. If your feet get cold easily and you hate the feeling of cold air on your ankles, put on some long socks and an extra pair over those. No one’s going to judge you if you want to mismatch your favorite KB neon colored socks under those snow boots. Go for it.

The next step? Long Johns, of course. Don’t have any? Throw on a pair of leggings under your jeans or sweatpants. They really are the most multi-functional piece of your wardrobe. After you’ve got your socks and leggings on, put on a long sleeved shirt under one of your favorite hoodies or thick sweaters. This season chunky cable knit sweaters are super in, and really trendy too. Pair it with a nice thick infinity scarf, your favorite big coat, a slouchy hat and your snow boots and you’re set to go! Don’t forget those gloves, either. You’re not going to want to be the only one with freezing hands when that snowball fight breaks out.

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3) Staying Healthy: It’s pretty common that with cold weather comes colds and sickness. Everyone around you will also be fighting the cold and some of them might even pick up a case of the flu or sniffles. In any environment where there’s common space shared such as a library, elevator, gym, classrooms or even your residence hall common room, there’s opportunity to spread germs. In order to stay healthy and avoid spreading your germs to others you need to be proactive in your preparation techniques. This includes things like carrying tissues around to stop your sniffles, washing your hands frequently and using hand sanitizer/wipes, taking cold or flu preventative methods such as Emergen-C or Zicam and getting lots of sleep! Eating all of the right nutrients and staying hydrated is also important in keeping your immune system strong.

There are tons of other ways to fight the cold weather and strengthen your relationship with the one thing we all used to love when we were younger: snow days! These are just a few ideas to get you up and motivated to trek through your snow covered campus. Have any other ideas? Share them with us!

 

Programming to Geeks! (3 of 4)

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Geeks have a secret power once they know each other; once Geeks know they can connect, their influence goes exponential. And that power can be harnessed for social justice and charity! And Geeks can use their powers for good!

Program: Fundraise with Geek Power!

This program is the Geek Power Readathon! Geeks shall read from either Lord of the Rings or the Harry Potter books and at the same time raise money for charity. This charity could be worldwide like charity:water or Kiva. Maybe you want to do something local for literacy in your area or donating books to a women’s shelter so the kids there have plenty to read. So how do you do this kind of fundraiser?

Geeks will read from selected geeky read until they raise enough money or time has run out. For example students read from Lord of the Rings for 24 hour straight or until they raise X amount of money. Now the geeks must beware for the forces of darkness are against them. More on that below!

You need a podium, a place on campus to speak in front of a lot of people with high traffic, and have someone at a table with signage and two LARGE jars labeled “GOOD” and “EVIL”! People must read aloud until amount of money is raised in the GOOD jar, like $2,500. If someone puts money in the EVIL jar, it counts against the total. So for example, if there is $250 in the GOOD jar, and then some goblin puts $20 in the EVIL jar, there is only $230 towards the goal (but $270 total!!) Keep reading my geek brethren until you reach your goal. And make sure you have someone guarding both jars and tracking what gets put in what! (I’d update it every day and have the totals so people can rise up if EVIL is taking over!)

You’ll need a sign in sheet for students to decide what hours to sign up for. Other than signage and other marketing (college radio, etc.) that publicizes it, that’s all you need.

I’d get your English or Literature department on board and ask them to even read!

You can set up “guilds”, groups of students that fundraise and some can be for good (elves) and other not so much (Slytherin). The good guilds would fundraise for the GOOD jar and the evil guilds would attempt to sabotage, forcing the readers to be up there LONGER!

Have fun with it and show the world that geeks are a force for good and positive change!

Programming to Geeks! (2 of 4)

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Last week we talked about Geek Trivia and now let’s dig a little deeper with a program called: WHAT ARE YOU INTO?!

This is a Geek Open Mic Night where Geeks get up, talk about what they are passionate about and share with the Geek community. This program is designed to give some public speaking experience while receiving the support of the community.

Program: Geek Open Mic Night: WHAT ARE YOU INTO?!

This open mic night is designed to get geeks talking about what they love! You’ll have a room full of geeks talking, sharing great stories and communicating their passion!

To advertise create posters with an outline of a person with arrows sticking out pointing to Geek Culture icons. “WE WANT TO HEAR YOUR STORY!”

Reserve a room with a standing microphone. Seating for about 30-50. Have people sign up with times. You need to set a limit of 5 minutes. This is imperative so people not to go on and on about Voltron- trust me on this, my nerdlings. If people are looking for inspiration on what their story should sound like, have people listen to This American Hour or The Moth Podcast. If you do not have enough people attending, that’s ok. Reserve some spots for people who inspired by the event! Have someone in the front row who can give a 1 minute warning that they are close to the end.

Get a great MC to introduce each speaker and have each person tell the story of what they are into and why. Did their father introduce them to Star Trek? Did their brother introduce them to Firefly? Listen as each geek tells why being a geek is important to them. Be warned, there may be some pain there. Nearly every geek I know has a bully story so there might be some tears; you might want to have tissue ready.

Have a great time and I’d record this stories! After the program highlight what other geek programs you have coming up! They will be hungry for more.

Programming to Geeks! (1 of 4)

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I have some awesome news; there are awesome Geeks on your campus. But I have some bad news; they may not attending your programs. As a geek in college, I was always reluctant to put out a board game or card game so I wouldn’t get harassed. I was embarrassed by Green Lantern comic books and my incredibly awesome Buffy the Vampire Slayer collection.

I was always waiting for programs to have geeks involved: an Anime movie, a discussion about Firefly or a Pokemon DS get together, but they never happened.
But when I put on programs for geeks as a Resident Director, they all came out for them. Our numbers were incredible!

So for the next four weeks I’ll offer you easy Geek programs to get the Geeks out of their gadget filled rooms at to your incredible programs.

Program #1: Geek Trivia Masters.

Get your advertisements made: “WHO IS THE GREATEST GEEK!?” “YOUR GEEK CRED IS ON THE LINE!” “IS YOUR GEEK MOJO STRONG?!” Make the writing bold and strong like a comic book cover!

Get 3 or 4 Geeks together to write the questions “Jeopardy” style with topics such as: Current Movies, Superheroes, Joss Whedon is my Spirit Animal, Video Games, etc. Make sure the questions are right and put them on index cards with the points on the front and the question and answer on the back. Come up with 5 questions per topic ranging in difficulty.

Build the board: Set up the board just like on Jeopardy. Topics on top, questions on the bottom, easy peasy, lemon squeezy!

Team sign ups: Offer teams from 2-5 to sign up and come up with a GEEKY NAME! (You can pick the size of the teams!)

Pick prizes for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize. Also, for every participant maybe give them a geeky door decor for their door or a 20-sided die! Geeks love to get stuff that is exclusive and just for them.

Have someone ready to MC (and maybe they could be a Pokemon character or a Star Trek officer!), and give each team the chance to pick a question. If a team gets the question wrong, someone gets the chance to steal!

Have a great time asking questions and seeing the geeks rise up and attain their crown (or scepter, or sonic screwdriver, or . .. you get the idea.) Take team photos and put them all over social media outlets and invite them to the next program!

5 (Unfortunate) Truths About College

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Yes, it’s true that college is going to be the greatest time of your life. You’re independent, living with your newfound friends, and studying something that (hopefully) interests you. However, there are some unfortunate realities you should brace yourself for before you get there, because let’s face it, living with hundreds of other freshman in a tightly-packed dorm on a campus with thousands of other people is probably not anybody’s ideal setting. Here are a few facts you should take into account before you get to college:

  1. You aren’t the smartest anymore-The bottom line is that college is much harder than high school. I’m sure you think you already know this and think this is common sense, but you won’t fully understand it until you’re actually there. If you went to a private high school, you might have a better understanding of this because of the application process. You were accepted to the college you’re attending because you met the credentials for the school. However, so did everybody else. Some, maybe even you, surpassed these standards and were rewarded with a scholarship. Ultimately, you may not do as well as you had expected, but don’t worry, it just takes time to figure out how to excel in more challenging classes.
  2. You have to put yourself out there– When I was going through the college process, I was looking at relatively smaller schools. I remember at each tour that I went on, they would always mention in the information session that because they’re a smaller school, it’s easier to get in contact with professors and get involved in clubs. However, just because it’s easier, doesn’t mean that it’s going to automatically happen. You really have to get aggressive and go out of your way to talk to professors and stand out in clubs and organizations, not matter the size of your school.
  3. Naps will become your best friend– I never took naps in high school. I always got my eight hours of sleep, woke up, went to school, went to a club, did my homework, and went to sleep. Unfortunately, that’s not how college works. You can have classes at any time of the day, depending on when they’re offered, and you have to deal with it. That could mean waking up for an 8 a.m. economics class and staying up for a 7 p.m. lab that runs until 10:30 p.m. Plus, you have to get your work done (which can’t be put together last minute like it could in high school) in your free time, make it to clubs, and still maintain a social life. If you want to get your work done, you may have to stay up late sometimes, or if you’re a morning person, wake up early. Basically, power naps are the best way to go.
  4. What is privacy again?– One of the biggest transitions into college is living with a roommate. If you like him/her, then it can be a great year. You’re basically living with your best friend and you have somebody to help you whenever you need it. But on the other hand, everybody wants their own alone time. I know I tend to study by talking out loud and you can’t really do that in a library or when your roommate is trying to read a book. Luckily, the University of Rochester had a library dedicated to people who want to talk while they study, but not everybody has that advantage. My best tip for you would have to be talk to your roommate and find times where you can have the room to yourself and he/she can have the room to his/herself. Basically, communication is the best way to go.
  5. The Freshman 15 isn’t a joke/Nothing beats a home-cooked meal– When you have unlimited swipes into the dining hall like I did and when you have homework to procrastinate, what’s better than eating your way out of boredom? When you’re on your own, you don’t have your parents to watch what you eat and they ultimately have no way to control it. So what’s the best way to fight the Freshman 15? Going to the gym is a great way to be social and burn calories. Speaking of food, no matter how good (or possibly even bad) your dining hall food is, nothing will ever come close to a home-cooked meal. Luckily for you, there are several long-term breaks that you can go home for every once in a while. Your parents will automatically see a drastic change in your appreciation for their food as soon as you get home.

So college may have a few problems here and there, but I promise you that you’ll figure out how to deal with them if you just know them beforehand. Remember to be agressive, communicate with others, and stand out from the crowd, and you won’t have to worry. Don’t be embarrassed to go out of your way to talk to a professor or even your roommate because in the long run, it will be worth it. Oh, and if your parents offer to take you out for dinner this summer, just say yes, you’ll be glad you did.

Offsetting the Cost of College

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College can be expensive. Sounds like a no-brainer, doesn’t it? Fact is, there are many alternatives out there for college students that they don’t consider until after the fact. Worry no more. This post is about the ways you can save during college so you have money left over after graduation.

  1. Skim on tuition. No, I’m not talking about ripping off the government. Many high schools offer students a chance to receive college credits for their high school courses. Think they have nothing to do with your major and you won’t need them? Think again. Many universities require students to take general studies courses to make them a well-rounded student, and these include classes you took in high school like your social sciences and your sciences. If you can get the credits in high school, you can focus more on the courses you need for your major, or even graduate early and jump into your field? Sounds good, huh?
    In addition, you should look into the alternatives to a major university. Branch campuses, more often than not, are cheaper than a main campus. Community colleges are also things to look into. You can get your general studies there and head to a bigger university, receiving your final diploma with a major school attached to that. The price? Much less than going straight into a big name university.
  2. Look at book-buying alternatives.There are many websites out there now where you can buy your books for much less than a university’s asking price. You can rent your textbooks, or even get online editions. Amazon is a great website to use, and so is Boundless and Textbooks.com.
  3. Make a budget.You’re living away from Mom and Dad and are completely independent, aside from the occasional crazy roommate. There’s no one to tell you what to do or how to spend your money, right? Wrong, because eventually you’re going to get a bill or have an emergency and need money, but you spent all of it going out to the local hang-out every night. Set a budget for yourself. Some banks have an online application that allows you to budget your money, or you can do it yourself. Get an envelope and every chance you get, slip in a couple dollars or a larger bill and save it for a rainy day. You’d be surprised how much you can save and how handy that will be in the long run!

Got anymore money saving tips? Let us know in the comments section, send in asks, or send in an e-mail! We want to hear from you!

My Work Experience at a Horse Farm Last Summer

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I’ve always loved horses and wanted to travel, so last summer I decided I’m going to put these two together and go work on a horse farm in Australia. Yes, in Australia, in the Victoria area in the south of the continent, with a great family and beautiful ranch with horses, cattle and sheep. Perfect! So I’m going to try to share some of the best moments I had while working on this farm.

I found this Australian family online through a work and travel program. They were looking for some help around the farm and in their beautiful garden. The family I lived with, run their own activity-based school camp with a flying fox and lots of fun activities like playing in their own lake. Other people were also working and volunteering there. Since my job was mostly on the horse farm, I spent a large part of my time with three girls from France who were there on a horse apprenticeship. We enjoyed the time on the job so much that we also hung out in our free time.

There was a little staff house built on the farm where all volunteers and workers lived. The house had everything, except a kitchen; the farm owners were preparing the food by themselves, and that was the best part because their food is absolutely delicious. They knew how to cook and everything was fresh right from the garden, just real organic vegetables.

My job was mostly helping around the farm taking care of the horses, but we also had lots of other chores like building fences, feeding the dogs, rescuing kittens, etc. Personally, I was skeptical about working with cats. I know because I have them and noticed that they always got in some kind of trouble. I also noticed that farm work is never done. I always wanted to have a horse farm, but I never thought that it would be so much work and fun; we were painting houses, riding in tractors, riding the horses and just relaxing in the rural countryside with our visitors. It was great taking care of the animals on the farm. I spent lots of time playing with the baby horses and those were some of the best moments; they are so fragile and their deep eyes were absolutely amazing. One night, while I was there, a foal was born. Alice, one of the French girls, found out first and we all got there, standing behind the door, waiting for the newborn and witnessing the miracle of life. It was an unforgettable moment for all of us.

Aside from the work, in our free time we also had lots of things to do on the farm and in the camp. I had a chance to learn how to fish in the lake (trust me, that’s a very hard task to do). We also went canoeing and hiking in the near mountainous region. Peter and Marry organized us a trip to Canberra, the capital city of Australia, which was in the same region as we were. We once went to Sydney too, but I personally enjoyed Canberra more. Unlike other capital cities in the world, Canberra is built in a gorgeous valley and the natural surrounding is so amazing that it feels like the whole city is located inside a large beautiful park. We visited the National Museum of Australia, Capitol Hill, and of course, one of the most impressive war museums in the world, the Australian War Memorial.

Overall, I was so happy with my work experience at the horse farm last summer that I decided to repeat it once again this next summer, except that this time, instead of Australia, I’ll be heading to some European country. Being on this farm made me realize how wonderful it is to connect with nature and the “simple life”, so I guess I’ll be looking for some similar experience, like Normandy in France. What do you think?