Looking Back, Stepping Forward

As 2015 comes to an end, I have been reflecting on the past year, coming to understand the winding pathway it was with greater clarity. If I had to use one word to describe my 2015, I would say: Restoration. One year ago, I was in a place of brokenness, my faith shaken, my hope […]

Read More

Made For More

Sometimes I feel like I was made for more, more than what my current life is. Recently I’ve been feeling it rather strongly–this nagging sensation that I have more potential inside me than I’m tapping into. And that nagging feeling is leading to frustration. Could this just be Millennial hubris (as my brother has been saying)? Am I just another example of Why […]

Read More

Breaking Out of the Comfort Zone

I have so many comfort zones. Like the cave of my bedroom, in which I can do everything I need to: Eat, sleep, stay warm, watch TV, write, read books, and even see humans (via Skype)! I can do it all without leaving my room! But, as amazing as my room is, I’m realizing there is […]

Read More

Learning to Embrace the Process

I’ve always liked to have things defined. Decided. Determined. Known. I don’t like being in the middle of decisions and I don’t like being left in an undefined state. Am I your friend or not? Am I moving to that city or not? Are we going to see that movie or not? Let’s just decide! (This is […]

Read More

The Things I Forget to Notice (and Learning to Show Myself Grace)

Apparently I have a knack for knocking floor mats askew. I never noticed this skill until my new roommate pointed it out. The mat in front of the kitchen sink, in front of the bathroom, inside the bathroom, and by the balcony door are invariably crooked after I’ve passed by. I’m like a walking disaster––or a […]

Read More

The Difficulty of Saying Proper Goodbyes

Proper Goodbyes It takes real maturity to say proper goodbyes. That’s what I’ve decided. Anyone can just run away. You make a decision in your mind that you’re moving on to the next stage, next place, next community, job, relationship, or whatever. And then you just do. No looking back. But having proper closure is […]

Read More

Climbing the Mountain

So I’ve been trying to write this novel. And I’ve been hitting wall after wall. Questions keep popping up like: What the heck am I doing? Why in the world am I doing this? Who said I needed to write this anyway? Basically, I feel like I’m climbing a huge mountain by myself with a […]

Read More

Teacher Life: Learning to Pay Attention

I realized last night that part of the reason my kids have been OUT OF CONTROL lately is because I haven’t been focused. When I lose focus, they can totally tell […]

Read More