Margin

There are days that I am just so darn exhausted that the idea of even just thinking makes me want to cry. I sometimes wonder how I made it through college as a full time (plus extra credits) student, working part time, babysitting, interning, and volunteering all the while maintaining friendships with consistent social interactions….

All Who Are Weary

I get so caught up in the mundane yet hectic aspects of everyday life that I often times find myself physically, mentally, and emotionally drained at the end of a day. I seem to forget that part of life that includes taking a deep breath and replenishing the energy expelled. There are days where I…

New Year, New Me… {Actually, Kind of}

It is time (maybe a bit past) for the slew of “new year, new me” posts, articles, declarations, isn’t it? Every year it is the same thing, everyone claims that this new year will be better than the last. People complain about what a terrible year the current one turned out to be or raves…

I’m Not Good Enough

Am I Good Enough? I am a sore loser. In a sense, I take criticism well. I always take it to heart and make adjustments where needed, but often I take it to heart far too heavily. That little voice whispers, “you’re not good enough.” My self-expectations are set to an unrealistic standard. I shy…

Am I Good Enough?

Sometimes it is difficult to remember why we are here. We voluntarily put ourselves in to situations and then once we have a moment to sit back and realize what we have done, we question why. This has been the theme as of late. It has been a roller coaster full of: Am I doing…

Reminiscing 

One year. Three hundred and sixty-five days. So much can happen in that time frame. You see, one year ago tomorrow I had my very first day at my internship for my master’s program. I had been in DC for just ten days and basically did not know anyone. Fast forward a year and so…

It’s Simple

Every year I look forward to YoungLives camp and every year it exceeds my expectations. It is one week of the year that love shines through no matter what happens. It is the one time that the expectations are simple: to love. Showing love is not always simple. It is difficult to show love when…

Italia

4 planes 19 trains 9 buses 5 boats 6 cars 95 miles on foot Day 1: 4/30/16 4mi We boarded our airplane at 10:30. The plane was set to take off at 11:05. The row held four seats, we got the two middle seats. We settled in for our nine hour flight. Day 2: 5/1/16…