Peace and Strength

I’m not quite sure how to start this post. Have you ever been waiting for bad news, knew it was coming and dreaded it? Or maybe you were surprised by it. I can’t decide which is worse, not having time to prepare or sitting with that heavy dread, thick in the pit of your stomach. [...]

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Con-Grad-ulations

Happy Mother’s Day, everyone! I know that today is particularly reserved for the celebration of moms, but with your pardon, I have something else I want to celebrate today.  (I can promise you my mom was okay with this post – I wrote this one about her last year while I was in Peru. Overachieving [...]

Gal Friends, Dude Friends, Old Friends, New Friends

I felt like I was living in my own version of Dr. Seuss’ One Fish, Two Fish this weekend. I was SO social which, for me, was exhilarating but exhausting. My body is physically sore from being so outgoing for so many days in a row (though, maybe that is from the new workouts I [...]

The Alphabet Trees

Once upon a lake, there was a forest of burnt orange and sunny yellow. Among the thick and numerous plain and boring trees there were those that spoke.  They whispered to the hikers that passed by.  Names, crude words, long-ago loves.  Things from the past that these trees saw but would never forget. The alphabet [...]

Llama see you later, Amigos

  Hola Amigos! As many of you know, I’ve been in Peru for the past 20 days – traveling the country, eating delicious food, having adventures.  I went on this trip expecting for these things to happen.  I went into this trip with the expectation of growth and knew that I would learn about myself, [...]