When Being Thankful Isn’t Enough

If someone asked (but no one is), I could list off many reasons why I’m thankful right now. This is a good season of my life. So much freedom, so many things I love. Funny moments, solid relational connections, activities I find fulfilling. Things are good. It’s so easy to say that, if called upon. I could say […]

Read More

Here and Now

I invite you to join me on my journey. Adventuring isn't nearly as fun alone!

Although I have no desire to see The Revenant, I love that Leonardo DiCaprio finally won his Oscar and I loved the last sentence of his acceptance speech: “I do not take tonight for granted.” It got me thinking about how easy it is to take things for granted. To feel entitled. To long and hope […]

Read More

Giving Thanks

This is the fourth year I will be spending Thanksgiving abroad. Not that I’m keeping track or anything, but Thanksgiving does happen to be my favorite holiday. Christmas is nice, too, but the gift buying and giving can be stressful. Thanksgiving is nothing but pure eating and enjoying people’s company. And giving thanks, of course. […]

Read More

Thanksgiving

I almost forgot it was Thanksgiving today! Guess that’s what happens when you live abroad. Attended a Thanksgiving Banquet last Saturday and my mom promised pumpkin cheesecake when I go home in a couple weeks, so I got all my food bases covered. But since it is Thanksgiving today, think I’ll take the opportunity to give […]

Read More

Thanksgiving

I can’t believe Thanksgiving, my favorite holiday of all time, is in two days. It totally doesn’t feel like it. This is the first Thanksgiving ever that I am not spending with my family. (Wow, that just sunk in…) But somehow, as my first Thanksgiving abroad (i.e. a Thanksgiving that doesn’t feel like real Thanksgiving) […]

Read More