Andiamo, Let’s Go!

Andiamo is an important word for me. While studying abroad in Italy two summers ago, I truly learned how to rest in God’s presence. Thousands of miles from home, with only a handful of friends and my measly Italian, I often sat with God and explored my new city alone. One of our tour guides,…

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To Be Honest and Kind

Is a hard thing to do. I like to think I’m an honest person. I’m an open book on many topics: adoption, mental health, spirituality. It’s not too hard for me to open my mouth to let words flow which bare secrets of my soul and hopes from the heart. It’s much harder for me…

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Call Me a Bridesmaid

Over the course of this summer, I will have been in 3 weddings. And in the entire 2017 calendar, I’m invited to attend roughly 10 to 15 matrimonies. It’s an exciting time for my friends and family — gathering together to celebrate love in its purest, perhaps most natural form. One of my oldest and…

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I’m Not Proud of What I’ve Done

Lately, I’ve suffered. That was possibly a bit of an overstatement, but is certainly remotely accurate. I’ve had some mutually rough relationships with friends this summer, largely due to miscommunication and misperception — but certainly there were character flaws as well. This is what I’ve done: I’ve been selfish. It’s a trait that will never…

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Time After Time

Lately, I’ve been convicted of how I spend my time. In college (and when I’m depressed) I binge watch Netflix shows from my bed, and I drift off in a state of oblivion as I drown myself hours on end in movies. It’s honestly a wasteful and gluttonous way to spend my time. I could…

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