When life gets crazy or exciting or overwhelming or things change, I write. It’s always been this way for me. And so as an extension of this, I am going to have a weekly, “here’s a little bit of life”, post. From working in college ministry to life as a part time nanny. Date nights and soccer games on the weekends. Reading and drinking coffee and squeezing in a run. Just taking a moment to look back at what the week has brought me before plunging into that all so wonderful weekend!
What a week. From 4 am mornings and late night conversations, it’s been full. But it has also included some very intentional still time. Last weekend I was completely stopped in my tracks by a real swell headache. I didn’t want to look at any screens or try to focus on words in a book, so I just stopped. And it was good. I relaxed and had some time with my thoughts and time in prayer and time with my parents. And all of that was very good and very needed. And it has me carefully reevaluating the time I take to rest. In other words, I am making it a priority again. Continue reading “A Week at a Time | 9/23/16”
This post was started many weeks ago and has been a work in progress since.
Maybe it’s because I’ve gotten more sleep in the last few days then I have in the last few weeks. Maybe it’s because I’ve just discovered some great Instagram feeds that have me all inspired and feeling creative. Maybe it’s because I have this sneaking hunch that change is right around the corner and I want it to be something amazing. Maybe it’s because Continue reading “Late Night Notes // Life of a Night Owl”
The first thing you need to know about my most recent trip to Austria: I kind of fell in love. This country is rich with history and filled with beautiful architecture. I loved the city and I loved the mountains. There is so much to see and learn and experience. Also, there is much too much to try to Continue reading “Through the Lens: Vienna, Austria”
I love new adventures and staying in new places and learning new ways of doing things. But there is a certain bit of joy that comes from the comfort and familiarity of one’s own home. I’ve put together a list of a few little things that I look forward to when I come home. Some of these things seem small, but most of you travelers will Continue reading “The Joys in Returning”
It’s that time of the year. And if your weekends have looked anything like mine, they’ve been all about graduations and celebrating and inspiring speeches and new chapters. How exciting!
Now I know I may not be the most Continue reading “Because Everyone is Graduating”
My most recent long weekend trips to New York City have come at times when I needed them more then I realized. My eyes were opened to see that maybe I was beginning to approach travel not as a joy, but as a job. Also, being at a point of feeling slightly discouraged and a little aimless, I was so vividly reminded of what I want to pursue and what my work is for. Continue reading “Is Travel Worth It?”
There are definitely times when you are traveling that you may want to throw in the towel, to give up, to just have someone to tell you where to go and what to do and not have to do all the footwork for yourself. But that’s not what I’m talking about. Continue reading “When Travel is Exasperating”
Each time I’ve been in New York City I have stayed on the Upper West Side. So I may be biased, but if you want to experience NYC like a local, I think this is a great start. Here are a few reasons I love calling Upper West Side home when I visit The Big Apple!
Continue reading “10 Reasons (I love) to Stay on the Upper West Side”
After visiting Liberty Island we took the short boat ride to Ellis Island to enjoy all the history on the most beautiful day in New York.
Continue reading “Through the Lens: Ellis Island”