Showing posts from July, 2020

The end of 30 goals before 30

Tomorrow I turn 30, and although lots of things have been thrown off course, I am grateful for essential oils that essentially all of my friends or family are healthy, I am still working to serve my state, and am hopeful that this next decade will be one of growth and continued gratitude. I definitely did not accomplish much on my original  30 goals before 30 , which I even narrowed that down to 20 goals. But setting these goals did give me direction, even when did I not fully accomplish them, i.e: I applied for the Inn of Court Pegasus Scholarship in London, interviewed, but was turned down. I instead applied to the Inn of Court National Advocacy Program, and got selected for the Tim Coleman Scholarship to study a trial training program in Washington DC! I will hopefully attend in person in 2021 if feasible.  Because of COVID19, I have started running 2-3 times a week, training for a half-marathon (which I haven't done since 2015). With better diet, I have lowered my body fa

What it's like to visit Yosemite + Mammoth after 3 months of closing

TL,DR: Yosemite is a lot less crowded, main bathrooms were still open, masks required indoors at all locations, and I felt very safe from COVID19 while being able to enjoy responsible recreation. Yosemite reopened June 11, 2020 after having shutdown in March 2020 due to COVID19. My college roomie Chanrith and I went for his 30th bday weekend June 27-28, and it was a great way to opt outside for responsible recreation. (also, a majority of these pics will be from Chanrith's iPhone that is fancier than mine). I recommend visiting if you can get an online reservation, since passes are limited and there are a lot less visitors than normal, and it is definitely possible to socially distance from other groups/hikers. We entered Yosemite Valley through the 120 around 9-10 AM on a Saturday- and it still took about 15-20 minutes to enter with 3 lanes of cars entering. Most people were processing their online registration. Once you show your reservation, they give you a permit th