Laura Sanchez: Have train tickets, will travel

Overview of Barcelona (Laura Sanchez/MJ)

Sometimes you can’t stop a girl from traveling. Sometimes a girl has to realize that she’s in a huge, foreign country for an entire month, a country whose scenery, people, and even languages differ so greatly from coast to coast.

Laura Sanchez: Remember When?

Laura Sanchez overlooking the Mediterranean. (Laura Sanchez/MJ)

When I first came up the idea of writing this series of articles for The Michigan Journal, I imagined myself sitting on a bench with a tiny cup of espresso in one hand, while the other hand hurriedly wrote pages and pages of thoughts down.

Scared of change?


Change may be difficult and disheartening at points, but once you come out on the other side, you very well might realize that you’re a better person because of it.

Be the change


As a proud American who believes in both hard work and helping others this new information was conflicting to me. Can hard work and dedication really not always get you to better places?

Bye, Bye, Bye


My Mondays are going to seem very empty without the Michigan Journal, but it will always be in my heart.

The future and beyond


The future is still so scary and uncertain, but I’m glad that I have the next four months to hold on to before I’m unleashed on the unsettling waters of senior year.

The Epic Struggle


Above all else, keep working towards your goals. You won’t always succeed, but statistically speaking, you won’t always fail either.

Why I believe everything happens for a reason


Everything that has happened to me in the last eight years can be attributed to that one grocery store application. There were dark times during that period of course. But as I look back, I realize that every step I took led me to another, and another, each time fulfilling various facets of the overarching goal I have for myself.