July recap

A couple months late, but finally posting: (the next post will explain more) So, the end of July has arrived. It has truly been one HELL of a month! I think I’ve experienced every human emotion possible and have said on multiple occasions over the past 30 days: “This the best month ever!” and “This is the worst month ever!”. It’s been a lot. I … Continue reading July recap

July: The Month of the Plan!

Hi, hello, it’s birthday month!!! More specifically, MY BIRTHDAY! I’ve always been a big fan of my birthday, unlike some people who try to tell as few people as possible, I try and tell everyone. Well, kind of. I’m not obnoxious about it, but for those I love and trust, yeah, they know. Surprisingly, the older I get, the more I enjoy celebrating my birthday, … Continue reading July: The Month of the Plan!

The Labyrinth

*Another post that has been sitting in drafts for a long while.* It’s so strange to be in a place where I get to just create my life. I get to build it all from scratch and my every day decisions effect each step. I met a couple through my other friends before Christmas and I have had such an amazing time getting to know … Continue reading The Labyrinth

The privilege of loving

They say you shouldn’t return back to your old home before at least nine months after you move. But I received the opportunity to go back to Seattle at four months in, and I couldn’t pass it up. So, I booked the flights, got Ginger settled at her boarding facility, and headed west for four days. As I sit on the plane on the flight … Continue reading The privilege of loving

Brain Pickings – My new Sunday ritual 

I grew up in a Christian household (for the most part). My dad was on-again, off-again religious, but my mom was always on. She had a strong faith and believed in holding those truths close. She instilled in my sister and I a strong faith as well from a very early age. However, I didn’t grow up going to traditional church until I was in … Continue reading Brain Pickings – My new Sunday ritual 

Choices vs. Fate vs. Something Bigger

Sometimes I wonder if I’m being primed for something. I wonder if my life has unfolded in this way because of a great, master plan, or was it all just a series of choices, like a pinball bouncing off various obstacles until it finds its final home. I have too much faith to believe that it’s all just random. I have to believe in something … Continue reading Choices vs. Fate vs. Something Bigger

2015 The Experience – Q4 Recap

Oh, 2015 you were just a doll. I know it was a really rough year for a lot of people, and I’m not gonna sit here and say that my year was free of it’s own issues. But for the most part, the year treated me well and taught me so, so much about myself and the world around  me. Q4 kicked off with my … Continue reading 2015 The Experience – Q4 Recap

2016 – Explore

I can’t believe I’m already thinking about next year! I am SO on top of it! Well, not really. With my luck (and procrastination skills), this post probably won’t be up until June 2016. (note: I started this post in October 2015) The realization that I was in the 4th quarter of 2015 though shocked me. I can’t believe how fast this year has gone … Continue reading 2016 – Explore

2015 The Experience – Q2 Recap

It’s hard to believe that we’re more than halfway through this year. It sure doesn’t feel like 7 months ago I was trying to decide how I would approach 2015. Man, I don’t even know if I can encompass everything that this quarter has contained. But, I have to try. I’ll start with travel, as three out of my five trips for the year happened … Continue reading 2015 The Experience – Q2 Recap