Some people forget that I’m only 18. I’m 18, a student at the University of Miami (aka the U), and I am traveling the country. Putting that into perspective, let me explain how I’ve been able to fulfill my adventure.

I failed chemistry first semester.

Why was I in advanced chemistry? We just don’t know. I thought I wanted to be a veterinarian—I thought wrong.

Journalism has always been the major I knew I would end up in; I just felt like I should try the whole pre-vet thing out first. Now, I’m stuck with a battle scar—a less poetic interpretation would be the F on my transcript.

The few credits I received from the first semester left me with the last day to register for courses… and on the last day of course, registration only Tuesday/Thursday class sections were open. I don’t have classes on Monday, Wednesday, or Friday. I’m a freshman, and I only have classes twice a week. Insanity.

When this was finalized, the only thought I had was, “oh my god. I’m going to have so much time for SoulCycle!” Clearly have my priorities figured out. The strange thing is, is that I feel more focused and determined to get things done to be able to go to a SoulCycle class. This helps my academics as a whole. I am also writing this post with the knowledge that my parents will be reading this at some point. But it’s true! SoulCycle helps me balance my time effectively; the busier I am, the more proactive I am at getting work done.

How amazing it has been to have this crazy academic schedule, I get to travel much easier to fulfill my goals of going to every SoulCycle studio. But I also get to use my blog and my experiences towards my journalism major.

I start my Miami tour tomorrow. I cannot wait to ride with every instructor. COGA and SOBE have become my home away from home. I am so lucky to have them so close to the UMiami campus– I don’t know what I would do without them!