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
Every November for the past six years I have participated in NaNoWriMo. If you don't know what it is, just Google it. Last year I wrote just over 20,000 words and then just... stopped. This year, out of habit, I was planning on participating, but as October went on my excitement for November to arrive … Continue reading Gratitude Challenge
I am easily overwhelmed by nature. Not like, being in nature overwhelms me - quite the opposite actually - but like, it is in my nature and comes naturally to me to be easily overwhelmed. Especially in situations where there is a lot of noise and people in a small space. I think it runs … Continue reading Easily Overwhelmed
One of my favorite words is "intentional." In fact, it looks like it is my unintentional (hah!) word of the year for 2018. Intentionality is the key to so many good things. Being intentional is the key to being successful, to developing and maintaining good habits, to growing healthy relationships, to becoming a better version … Continue reading Intentional Love
I just typed up a bunch of words - 1, 299 to be exact - about how hard my life was through college and my first years here in the Dominican Republic. I wrote specifically about how in college I worked a bunch and studied a bunch and for a period went directly from a … Continue reading Exchanging a lie for the truth
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'm moving tomorrow. Yesterday I sat on my couch and nearly cried thinking about moving by myself. Here's the thing, though - I'm not moving by myself. My friends Quel and Carli (along with Carli's super helpful and super fun daughters) are totally moving with me. Not to mention my friend of a friend and … Continue reading Two things