The morning before I started my journey toward Michigan for Christmastime I kept crying. I was sad to leave my dogs and in that moment I didn’t want to. But I was going to, and I don't like doing things sad, so I told myself, “Don’t think. Just do.” So I got on a motorcycle … Continue reading 2020’s First Resolution
Don’t you just love social media? I love it. I love videos of dogs and cats doing funny things and I love getting able to read funny Tumblr highlights on Facebook (there’s a Facebook group… or two) without actually having to go into the black hole, time suck that is Tumblr. Most of all, I … Continue reading Remember
Last year my friend Laura invited her friends (on the internet and in real life) to join her in committing to 100 Days of Sun Salutations. I thought, “That’s a great idea! But I can’t commit to that now.” For whatever reason, the timing wasn’t right, although I probably needed a steady yoga practice last … Continue reading Yoga, Young Life, and Dessert
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!
I graduated from college exactly five years ago. Can you believe it?! I have now been out of college for as long as I was in college. Looking back at my time at college I feel mostly grateful. A little ashamed, but I try not to focus on that because there’s nothing I can do … Continue reading Dear Suzanne the College Student
This morning I knocked over my mop bucket, spilling dirty water all over the living room. Then I realized that my stove isn't broken like I thought it was for the past week, but that the gas line just wasn't opened all the way. New year, same me. But also, new year, new goals! Well, … Continue reading 2017 Goals
This morning I was thinking about that time when I was walking home from Las Palmas and God said, "If you want to move to Jarabacoa, then do it! We don't need no man." (God can be very sassy). And how it was almost 2 full school years after God gave me permission to move … Continue reading My gut, the Holy Spirit, and timing