Sara Laughed
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Read about my life and lessons, from my gap year through college to post-grad life abroad.

Unpacking the Last Box: On First Homes and Leveling Up

First Home - Sara Laughed

There’s a scene in Pixar’s The Incredibles where the mom of the superhero family, Helen, talks about unpacking the last box. Her family had moved a few years ago, if I remember right, but it had taken her years to get to that last box of stuff. Now that she had, they were finally all moved in. When…

What It’s Really Like to Move Abroad After Graduation

When you leave your life behind to move to Europe after graduation, you get a lot of the same questions. “What about your family?” (I’ll miss them, and we’ll be okay.) “How long will you be gone?” (Indefinitely.) And, my favorite: “Do you think it will be hard?” I was never sure how people wanted…

Belgium and Bedrest // Love and Liefs

Dear Shannon, I hope that your break back home was nice, and that you’re not having too much trouble adjusting to Wellesley. I got a notification from Facebook this morning with photos from this day last year, when my friends and I had a picnic in the lawn behind McAfee to celebrate the start of…

Ken’s Birthday Adventure // Love and Liefs

Dear Shannon, I can totally understand why you’re having a hard time adjusting back to life at Wellesley. I had a hard time after coming back from my time abroad, too. The pace at Wellesley certainly goes from 0 to 100 in about two days, and I know that it feels non-stop until finals. Just know that…

Dutch vs. American Makeup + Tips for Finding Your Own Style

Eyeliner. Dutch vs American Makeup - Sara Laughed

I love experimenting with my style. Whether it’s my clothes, decor, or makeup, I like trying new things as a way to get to know myself better. Sometimes something sticks, like colorful day dresses, which were my go-to outfit choice for about four years. Sometimes it doesn’t, like the three weeks I tried to dress vaguely bohemian and…