Some isolation tips

I did some math over the weekend, and discovered I am on Day 133 of my personal isolation (yes, you read that number right). Granted, during that time, I did leave my house to see family occasionally, to go to the grocery store every two-three weeks, and to go to a young adult church every…Read more Some isolation tips

Things I Believe

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

I’m so tired of all the crap.

I hope you all had a beautiful Thanksgiving holiday!  I always love this time of year.  I mean, October through December is my favorite time of year, but Thanksgiving is like the catalyst to keep me at home, listen to Christmas music, snuggle up by the fire, and to deeply enjoy the people in my…Read more I’m so tired of all the crap.

Thank goodness, for goodness.

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.

Little Thoughts: Generational Differences

My boyfriend and I had an experience over the weekend, that I think is worth sharing. It left us shaking our heads a bit, and thinking heavily about some of the people involved. In pursuit of lunch Sunday afternoon, we ended at a hibachi grill, and were placed at a table with a family of four, and…Read more Little Thoughts: Generational Differences

We want the same thing.

In the aftermath, when the dust settles, we want the same thing. Perhaps I am naïve in thinking this. Perhaps I am foolish to wish this. Perhaps I am looking through the world with rose colored glasses. But in this passionate conversation, fueled by anger, hurt, and fear, is not our collective goal safety? Do…Read more We want the same thing.

I have this fear.

*Tomorrow, students across the nation with walk out of their classes, to make a stand against gun violence, and to petition for safer schools. These are my thoughts.* I am petrified. Never before have I ever felt a fear like this. I'm terrified that a mass shooting will happen again, but this time, in an…Read more I have this fear.

Let’s talk about this.

My heart breaks for Florida, and for all of the lives lost. My heart breaks for the young man who felt the need to do what he did, and for the help he didn't receive. And my heart breaks for every single person who is trying to make this a political issue. Let the families…Read more Let’s talk about this.

Collection of Beautiful Things VI

I'm beginning to get the hang of this whole "living on campus" thing.  It was a doozy there for a bit; but I've settled into this new time in my life.  And if I'm being really honest, I like this new sense of determination I have, and this new drive to become a true functioning…Read more Collection of Beautiful Things VI