Today my dogs and I, together with some friends, hiked to a waterfall. The hike was a difficult one for me and I was nervous it would be difficult for my dogs as well. The truth is, until we got in the car, I thought we were going to a different waterfall, an easier one … Continue reading Fear, Doubt, and Underestimating
When I first moved to the Dominican Republic as a blonde haired, blue eyed foreigner, I am a little bummed to admit that I was flattered by the cat calls. I remember thinking to myself, Guys who look like THAT would never pay any attention to girls who look like ME in the United States. … Continue reading Here’s the thing about being cat called
Easter has always been my favorite holiday. I love the symbolism, of course, and why we celebrate. I love that Jesus died for me and that in doing so He saved me from myself and made it possible for me to live as I was intended and created to live. Let’s be honest, I also … Continue reading Caves & Fear
A few weeks ago I was driving from Steubenville, Ohio to Niagara Falls, New York for the last time. I always liked to take the back roads because they're prettier, more interesting, and it's on the back roads where you're more likely to pass Amish buggies and Dairy Queens. On one of the back roads … Continue reading End of Summer Travel
Five years ago yesterday I moved to the Dominican Republic. It was four days after ending my first summer with YouthWorks. Wendy and Jenn - women that at the time I had never met but who have become extremely important to me over the past five years - picked me and my two suitcases (just … Continue reading Happy Anniversary, Dominican Republic!
The past two weeks have been a freaking whirlwind. So much so that when I got two whole days off in a row this weekend I decided I was going to do nothing responsible except for rest. Even though because of the whirlwind of the past two weeks I have plenty of other responsibility-type things … Continue reading Wednesday Snapshots
I am really enjoying reading my way through my TBR list. I've got some pretty good taste. Plus I adore lists and crossing things off lists and watching lists get smaller. So this is great. Currently I am reading State of Wonder by Ann Patchett and today I read something that made me say, "Yes!" and get … Continue reading State of Wonder and Well Intentioned Women