Libraries to See Around the World – Bucket List for Traveling (and bookworms)

  1. White Library -Stuttgort, Germany (Stuttgart City Library)
  2. Library of Celsus – Ephesus, Turkey
  3. Beach Library – Bulgarian Black Sea Resort of Albena
  4. Phone Booth Libary – Westburg – sub – Mendip
  5. Outdoor Library – St. Peter’s Abbey Vineyard – Sint-Pietersplein
  6. Book-Shaped Library – Kansas City
  7. War Tank Libray – Location Unknown
  8. Royal Portuguese REading Rom – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  9. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library -Yale Univ. New Haven, Conneticut
  10. Codrington Library – Oxford Univ. – Oxford England
  11. Trinity College Library – Univ. of Dublin – Dublin, Ireland
  12. General Library – Univ. of Combria – Coimbra, Portugual
  13. Suzzallo Library – Univ. of Washington – Seattle, Washinton
  14. Library at the Benedictine Monastery of Admont – Admont, Austria
  15. Library of the Canadian Parliament 0f Ottawa, Canada
  16. Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library – Univ. of Toronto – Toronto, California
  17. Library at the Royal Seat of San Lorenzo de El Escorial – San Lorenzo del El Escorial, Spain
  18. Library of the Dutch Parliament – The Hague, Netherlands
  19. Old Bank in Paris turned into bookstore – Virgin Megastore on the Champs – Elysees
  20. Libreria Acqua Alta – Venice, Italy
  21. John Rylands Library – Manchester, UK
  22. Strahov Library – Prague
  23. Biblioteca Vasconcelos – Mexico City
  24. George Peaboy Library – Baltimore

Places to Visit in South America- Bucket List for Traveling

This is combined list from of multiple websites (too many to cite). If you have any questions of where I got this, let me know and I can try to refind the websites I used to compile this list. Also, if I have the wrong information, please let me know. I want to make sure I have the most accurate information for the reader’s as well as myself.

  1. San Allfonso del Mar Resourt/Beach – Algarrobo, Chile – largest swimming pool in the world
  2. Iguazu Falls – Argentina/Brazil
  3. See my reflection in the salt flats of Salar de Uyuni – Bolivia
    1. When it rains, the water makes the place look like a giant mirror.
  4. Machu Picchu, Peru (part of the 7 wonders of the world)
    1. 15th century Incan city
    2. Travel
      1. By foot along the Inca Trail
      2. Flight from Lima to Cusco, hop on a train from Aguas Calientes, then you either hike or take a short bus ride
    3. All entrance tickets must be booked in avance – the government limits the # of people who visit each day.
  5. Rio De Janiero (Ancient Wonder of the World)
  6. Santuario de las Lajas – Basilica – Canyon the Guaitara River – Colombia
  7. The River of Five Colors – Cano Cristales, Colombia
  8. Perito Moreno Glacier – Patagonia, Argentina
  9. Las Lajas Sanctuary – Ipiales, Colombia
  10. Amazon Rainforest – Brazil
  11. Towers at the Meenakshi Amman Temple – Tamil Nadu, India

Paris, France – Bucket List for Traveling

This is combined list from of multiple websites (too many to cite). If you have any questions of where I got this, let me know and I can try to refind the websites I used to compile this list. Also, if I have the wrong information, please let me know. I want to make sure I have the most accurate information for the reader’s as well as myself.

  1. Loure Museum – Mona Lisa Painting
  2. Eiffel Tower
  3. Notre Dame CAthedraul
  4. La Sainte Chapelle
  5. Arc de Triompe – largest triumphal arch in the worl, commissioned by Napoleon
  6. Seine RiverBoats
  7. Les Invalides
    1. Military Museum
    2. Napoleon’s tomb
  8. Moulin Rouge (1989)
  9. Disneyland
  10. Add a lock to Lovers Bridge
  11. Funfair Museum
    1. 1850-1950 memorabilia of Amusement Parks
  12. Have a Picnic near the Eiffel Tower
  13. Buy a piece of art
  14. La Belle Hortense – bookshop

Things to do in Europe – Bucket List for Traveling

This is combined list from of multiple websites (too many to cite). If you have any questions of where I got this, let me know and I can try to refind the websites I used to compile this list. Also, if I have the wrong information, please let me know. I want to make sure I have the most accurate information for the reader’s as well as myself.

  1. Ancient Wonder of Stonehenge
  2. Colosseum (Part of the 7 wonders of the world)
  3. Irish Whiskey Museum – Ireland
  4. Amsterdam Dungeon – origins of the Grim Reaper
  5. Theatre at Epidarurus – Greece
  6. Post a letter on Juliet’s house’s wall – Verona, Italy
  7. Plitvice Lakes, Croatia
  8. Godafoss – waterfall of the gods – Iceland
  9. Glacier Express – Switzerland
    1. Landscapes, 291 bridges, 91 tunnels
  10. Budapest – Hungarian Parliament Building
    1. City is divided into 2 parts: Buda and Pest by Dunabe River
  11. Fairy Pools – Isle of Skye, Scotland
  12. Santorini, Greece
  13. Tuscany, Italy
  14. Tibidabo Church – Barcelona, Spain
  15. Hannover Rathaus – Hannover, Germany
  16. Bridge and Underwater Tunnel – link between Denmark & Sweden
  17. Schloss Schonbrunn – Vienna, Austria
  18. Church of Our Lady before Tyn – Prague, Czech Republic
  19. Dancing House – Prague, Czech Republic
  20. Brandenburg Gate – Berlin, Germany
  21. Sienna Cathedral- Tuscany, Italy
  22. Cologne Cathedral – Cologne, Germany
  23. Worcester Cathedral – UK
  24. Donostia Cathedral – San Sebastian, Guipuzcou Spain
  25. Bayeux Catheral – Normany, France
  26. Ely – England Cambridgeshire
  27. Have a Pint of Guinness at Guinness Storehouse, Dublin, Ireland
  28. Backpack through Europe
  29. Laguna Salada de Torrevieja, Spain
  30. Giants Causeway Beach
  31. Beach of the Cathedrals – Ribadeo
  32. Cave Beach – Algane
  33. Blue Lagoon – Iceland
  34. Pamukkale, Turkey
  35. Chateau de Chillon
  36. Bigar Waterfall – Romania
  37. Lake Baikal – Russia
    1. Giant shards of ice (turquoise)
  38. Nice, France

How to Manage a Master’s Program

How do I  manage a Master’s Program while trying to get a life? If I had the answer to that, I would be doing it. What I can suggest is what not to do to freak yourself out while finishing school…. Hi, I’m Ashlee and I am beyond stressed out and wondering how I am managing three classes with 32-37 hours a week at work and still typing this article. Well I don’t know. These classes involve so much reading that it is impossible to finish every chapter assigned to me each week. Last semester, I didn’t finish the textbooks and thought that it wasn’t even worth buying when I can’t finish them. Well, they are useful, just not when I always want them to be. These are the tips that help me make it through the semester:

  • Don’t freak yourself out, you are doing better than you think you are.
  • If you think you are reading too much and can’t concentrate, you probably are. Take a break, go do something that you normally wouldn’t do if you had a life. Studying will be there when you get back.
  • Breathe. If you don’t, you aren’t going to make it to the end of the semester and the stress, time and money you’ve put into school would be a waste.
  • Lastly, there is always an end to the tunnel. As much as you don’t want to do the homework, you have to keep in mind that teacher’s are putting a deadline on those assignments and once you hit that date and time, you no longer have to worry about it.

Now that’s all I have to suggest about doing a Master’s Program… I’m sure there are plenty more suggestions out there to help but these four are pretty damn realistic, especially considering that I have to remind myself everyday.

Good luck on your program and get back to work (maybe tomorrow?)!

Ashlee

A very well written reminder to everyone…

This is a reminder to take care of yourself. I hear that saying a lot, and it is good advice. It’s also sometimes difficult to accomplish, particularly when you don’t even know what it is that you need. I haven’t had an anxiety attack in awhile, but I had one lately, and I’m writing more for myself than for […]

via On a brain that is anxious and depressed and is also mine and beautiful. — I Am Begging My Mother Not To Read This Blog

Master’s Program continued… 1st semester done.

So now I am in my second semester of my master’s program. This means that I just finished three classes in two months…. three classes down, nine more to go. It was a lot of work but not impossible. A lot of people told me that I was either crazy or that I shouldn’t so many classes at once… They tell me this because I am doing three classes every semester (which are eight weeks for each semester) while working about 35-40 hours. Yes it was hard, no it was not impossible. I think that if someone were to put their mind to it, they could do it… and that’s what I did. I’ve only received one grade from the three classes, which was an A. So that just proves that as long as you bust your ass, you can do anything. The other two classes I’m pretty sure I got B’s in but like I said, I don’t know yet.

What I’ve learned in the last couple of months in these classes is that there is so much going on in our government that we don’t even know about. We are learning about how to manage public employees as well as civilians. Each class took a different aspect of public administration and it told us not how to do things, but what the right thing to do is. These classes are teaching us that in each situation, there is no standard answer. Each situation is different and we have to be able to decide what the right thing to do is. Personally, these classes are also helping me state my opinion, that my opinion matters, and that I should speak up more. It’s a work in progress, but I’m getting there. So enough about my master’s program. I’ll talk to you guys later. Maybe I’ll come up with something a little more interesting than discussing my classes.
P.S. I finished with two A’s and one A-…. A 3.89 GPA for the semester