Hello, I love you.

"Hello, I love you, won't you tell me your name?" - The Doors

I think the world would be a much happier place if this is how we greeted one another, always with love. And I don't mean romantic love. I mean recognizing individuality, but realizing we're all in this together, more similar than we are different. So we might as well make our time here as positive as we can.

My name is Brie and I'm a Sophomore majoring in Journalism and International Studies with minors in Spanish and Photography. My dream job has always been to be a National Geographic journalist, but as long as I am reporting important, inspiring stories that need to be told, I will be happy. 

I'm quite the wanderlust - always looking for new travel opporutnities, new foods to try (which Bloomington is great for!), and new people to meet. Learning and experiencing different cultures has always been very fufilling to me and I hope to travel more as the years go on.

I'm so thankful for all of the resources IU has to offer from study abroad to scholarships - and I plan on taking advantage of all of it! There are still many things to cross off of my "Hoosier Bucketlist" and I'll be sure to document my triumphs, failures, and spontaneousadventures for all of the internet to see.

I enjoy: books, music (classic rock and 90's alternative, mainly), travel, pets, road-trips, bon-fires, camping, hiking, star-gazing, lomography, cooking, kayaking, day dreaming, writing, harmonizing, meditating, collaging, making sand castles, drinking tea, going to concerts, undisturbed conversation, drives with just me and my camera, thinking about my dream home, making lists (and crossing things off), spending time with family/friends, scrabble, analyzing my dreams, sending/receiving letters, hand-made gifts and cards, and the feeling I get when I think of all that’s ahead of me.

I hope: to find inner peace, to become more independent, to ask for help when I need it, to make the lives of others a bit easier, to make my parents proud, to travel to all 7 continents, to road-trip to California, to become an awesome cook,  to find what I’m meant to do with the rest of my life,to be more open to change, to spend my time spreading love and understanding, to climb to the top of Machu Picchu, to spend a week in the Amazon, to cultivate each relationship I have with love and trust, and to let no day or opportunity go by unexplored.

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