Chapter 2

Wow, January was one huge whirlwind- literally. Between serious wind turned desert storms and the end of my program, this month flew by and I haven’t had a chance to let you in on anything! So here is the past month in a nutshell:
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Career Israel Speech-Full Version

I had the honor of speaking at my closing ceremony for Career Israel 13. Nearly two hours before I was speaking I was told I needed to cut some parts due to time restrictions. Many people from my program have asked for a copy of the speech, and I decided this was something special enough that I thought I should share it with my readers-whoever you are. While you may not understand all of the inside jokes, I think you will be able take away that the past five months of my life have been some of the best. Laugh, cry, and take a walk in my shoes through my journey on Career Israel.
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Dear Future Me,

Happy New Year!

Can you believe a year flew by, and we survived despite the so-called Mayan apocalypse? I spent my last new year’s in Jerusalem while on a trip, and this year rang in 2013  in my new city of Tel-Aviv. It was perfect-a few glasses of cava, sparkly dresses, and a GIRLS-esque party filled with tunes from the past few years. My friends and I had a great time dancing the year away.

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Tuesday Shoesday-Hanukkah Edition!

Happy Tuesday Shoesday and Happy Hanukkah fellow shoe lovers and friends. While this isn’t my first time in Israel for Hanukkah, I still feel all the excitement when I see menorahs, sufganyot, and smell latkes everywhere. So whether you celebrate or not, Happy Hanukkah from the “Holy Land”!

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5 Things I loved about Spring Break

5 Friends in town

I’m lucky enough that most of my friends go to school in Florida and see them fairly often. Besides them, everyone has some type of grandmother, aunt, cousin who lives in Florida. Which means extra fun I get to spend with them. Four of my friends from home came and I was able to spend a few days before two of them went off to a cruise.

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