Well - HELLO. It's been a while. I apologize - kind of. I took a break. Well, I didn't mean to take a break. I had a bunch of writer's block. But, baby, I'm back! So yay. ANYWAY. A couple of weekends ago I moved out of my parent's house (round 2) into a cozy … Continue reading Welcome to the Neighborhood
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2016 wasn't all that bad. I've been spending a lot of time thinking about this past year and I wonder if the girl that I was in January 2016 would recognize the girl that I am now. I don't think she would. And that's good. I cried a lot of tears in 2016. I let … Continue reading 2016, You Were Alright.
Thanksgiving just happened and then comes Christmas and then... MY BIRTHDAY! (I'm turning 24 🙂 ) I get that my birthday isn't a national holiday (even though I'd love that), but it's one of my favorite days. However, this year, is going to be a bit different. So here's my open invitation for you to … Continue reading OPEN INVITATION to come celebrate
Tonight is our last night in Arba Minch and tomorrow we start the long trek home. While I looked over the city, the woods, and the country, I can't help but think about the changes I've seen in me while I was here. I've become a little more patient, a little kinder, a little less … Continue reading Last Night in Ethiopia
I woke up to "Closer" by The Chainsmokers this morning. Not because I set it as my alarm, but because the elementary school next door to the hotel was having their PE to the song. For breakfast, I drank coffee and ate potatoes, green beans and carrots. For dinner, I ate pizza and french fries. … Continue reading Ethiopia Day 1
Originally written for E3iopia Missions. You know when you are expecting something to happen, and then when it happens, it doesn't happen the way you were expecting it to? It's like when you're watching a movie, and you're expecting a happy ending... and the hero dies in the end. They call those "plot twists." Well, that's … Continue reading Plot Twist
As many of you know, or now you do, I moved back in with my parents in February. Moving back in with them also meant that I now live with two teenagers and two elementary schoolers (my siblings). Going from living with one or two people my age to living with a family of 7, … Continue reading eight things learned living with an eight year old
Last year, my family and I followed my mom to Ethiopia for 11 days to try to understand what about the country had captivated her heart so well. It didn't take long to understand it. The Ethiopian people are a people full of complete joy. It's a joy hard to describe, and sometimes quite difficult for … Continue reading ethiopia, part two
You know when you think you've got life planned out pretty well? You've graduated college and got your first job and an apartment in the most expensive city in America and you're like, 'yes. I've done it." AND THEN, you decide to quit your well-ish paying job, leave your dream city to move back in … Continue reading Channeling Rachel Green
On the outside, I'm a twentythree year old "bronde", with firetruck red nails, impeccable eyebrows, and bravely sporting a leather jacket and a tattoo on my forearm. On the inside, I'm an insecure, twentythree year old, who has recently come to terms with the fact that I just quit my job, have no income flow, and … Continue reading PSA