When I was 11 (or was I just 10?) I went on my first mission trip. It was my first time on an airplane. My first time south of Ohio. The trip was for high schoolers but my mom volunteered with the youth group and was going, so I got to go too. Back then … Continue reading My first mission trip
I'm doing a Gratitude Writing Challenge in lieu of NaNoWriMo this year. What a fitting four categories to be grateful for all at once: memory, work, change, peace. Memory // Work I remember when the life I have now was a life I dreamed about. I remember dreaming not so loudly about being an administrator. … Continue reading Memory, Work, Change, Peace
I have clear memories of being in middle school gym class, wearing my gym shorts, hearing the other girls talking about shaving their legs, and saying something like this to the other girls: "Yeah.. I really need to shave." The thing is, I hadn't started to shave yet. My leg hair was BLONDE, and it … Continue reading My Body (Hair), My Rules
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
Remember when I talked about my wonderful life and the things that come along with such a nice life that I don't want to do? The other day I was talking with a friend about the back and forth, the coming and going. I said, "When I'm there, in the States, I think, 'Maybe another year or two … Continue reading Happy Anniversary DR!
I want to cover my body with words and pictures To paint my temple with a story I want my very being to say something To be something To mean something I want to carve out memories in my flesh Leaving a trail of ink and stencils behind me as I go I want to … Continue reading Here’s the thing about words and pictures
I can't believe it's Friday already! Spring Break has flown by in the most relaxing and wonderful way. This week I enjoyed some down time with teacher-friends at a villa in Juan Dolio (about 20 minutes away from San Pedro, where we live) and watched a ton of movies. I also did a bit of … Continue reading Check this out!