In the heartbreak

What do you do when you don't get to say goodbye like you thought you would, when things don't end all neat and pretty like you planned, when you're left sobbing your heart out in your car in a parking lot late at night, because it's the end and you never knew it was going... Continue Reading →

Tracing the handiwork

When I sat on the first flight home from the Netherlands, I had 8+ hours to think about what (and who) I was leaving behind and what (and who) I was going home to. It was hard. I came home and immediately had to spring into action getting ready for school and going back to... Continue Reading →

The close of a season

For the past year and two months, I have been fighting my way through college mess and college stress. Trying to get a head start on a degree, I quickly realized I had no idea what that degree would be... Cue a year-long journey to discover who I am and who I want to be... Continue Reading →

Be content

Contentment. It's something I think we would all agree is lacking in the world today, especially in first-world countries, who, ironically, have so much. Often, we equate being content with happiness. We chase happiness hoping to find contentment. How do I know we aren't just looking for happiness, as everyone says? Because happiness is fleeting. And... Continue Reading →

Hopes and dreams

It's beautiful tonight. All the doors to the house are open so the cool breeze can blow through, and the inside is melded with the outside. It's quiet out here, the only sounds are palm fronds rustling in the air and crickets chirping. I've been thinking. My friends laugh when I start a sentence with... Continue Reading →

Uncertainty is not the enemy

Here’s something I’m learning: uncertainty is not the enemy. The past year has been a crazy mess of college stress as I try to figure out what I’m doing, where I’m going, and how I can afford to get there. It’s involved a lot of switching here, there, and everywhere and a lot of confusion... Continue Reading →

I cannot do anything

Note: This is the first post I ever wrote for this blog, way back around September. But for some reason, every time I stumbled on it in the drafts folder, I felt like it wasn't the right time to share it. Today, however, I was again reminded of the principle in this post, and so... Continue Reading →

What is your purpose?

Purpose. So many of us spend our lives searching for it. We spend countless amounts of time and money choosing and preparing for a career, we engage in "self-discovery" to find our passions, and try to find ways to make our lives count for something. We all have this desire to be remembered in some... Continue Reading →

“Adventure is out there”

It's been just over a year since I made the choice to let go of over five years of writing in a journal every day. Those five years were an important part of my life, and there's a lot to be said for starting a discipline and sticking to it out of sheer will, forming of... Continue Reading →

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