Day 11: How would your friends describe you to a stranger? Truthfully I hate questions like this, because how can I begin to understand how my friends and close family perceive me? Is how I see myself how everyone else does? She is very eclectic, and perhaps hard to place into a box. …Read more Writing Prompt 11: Described to a Stranger
I married my best friend on September 29th, 2019. Yes, I understand that was only three weeks ago. And no, as the title may suggest, I don't regret getting married, or anything that goes along with that. The older I get, the more I learn how reflective I am. And in these first few weeks…Read more Things I wish I knew before getting married.
In the past few days, I have encountered several situations and conversations that have made me wrestle with what I believe. I think this is important, as it is in the wrestle that we hold on tighter. I think, also, that it is important for us to name the things we believe and to be…Read more Things I Believe
A couple of months ago, I stumbled upon Ariana Grande's new song "God is a woman". Of course, as a Christian, I had an incredibly visceral reaction to the song, and consequent music video. I have a lot of thoughts about this piece, and I will probably craft them into a post in a few…Read more She is woman, and that is enough.
Being a Christian is hard. This post isn't about the hard, social aspects of being a Christian; that's for another time. This is more vulnerable. I've been in a spiritual rut recently, very prolonged and very deep. Even walking through cathedrals in Italy and St. Peter's Basilica in Rome, I didn't feel all that close to…Read more Being a Christian is hard.
I was absentminded, and lost my wallet. Though losing a wallet in and of itself is more of a pain in the butt than anything, I lost mine not even twenty-four hours after returning home from a study abroad trip. My driver's license, AAA travel card, student ID, and several souvenirs (not to mention a…Read more Thank goodness, for goodness.
Hey, guys, I'm studying in Italy! It's absolutely beautiful here, and I'm exploring and learning so much! I'm staying here for an extended period of time, the entire month of June actually. It's really cool that I can kind of put my roots down for a few weeks in one spot, because the last time I was in…Read more Be a Traveler, not a Tourist.
Almost a year ago, I published a short post, elaborating on my thoughts on being single and dating. Around that time, I was beginning to get to know my now boyfriend (HB for "handsome boy"), and I was reflecting, a lot, on what I had learned since my last relationship, and from my extended time…Read more Dating.
I recently started a new job. And though I'm still in the training phase, this job makes me happy. It satisfies that part of my soul. It's a huge company that provides services to people with disabilities, with services ranging from day programs, child care, and residential aid. (I'm currently a residential aid.) But here's…Read more At this point in my life.
It's been awhile, I know. There are a few posts I need to catch up on, but right now, I just want to work through something. My boyfriend and I got back from a conference in Washington D. C. a few days ago, and it was an incredible experience. My spirit was re-connected with God,…Read more Thoughts of God.