S T I L L N E S S

Back in January I wrote a blog post about the tug and pull my soul feels to live a nomadic and adventure filled life. Back in January my options for the summer still included but were not limited to an internship in Colorado or a summer camp in North Carolina. These things were appealing because the last…

F E R V E N T L Y

This summer I have a job as a day camp counselor at my town’s branch of the YMCA. This is very similar to what I’ve done the past two summers, which is work at sleep-away summer camps, but the key difference this summer being the absence of an emphasis on Jesus. One of the hardest…

G O O D

A few Sundays ago at church we talked about the concept of God being good. I sat through the service with my heart full of joy, having seen and received this goodness so many times in my own life. Had I heard this sermon a year ago, almost a year ago exactly, tears of bitterness would…

A D A P T A T I O N

A year ago today I  said “see ya later” to my best friend and former (soon to be again) roommate. As our sophomore year of college was ending our junior year would begin with adventures for the both of us. I spent the fall semester roaming the wilderness and Kendall is currently spending her spring semester…

V O I C E

Recently I applied for a scholarship through the Supervisor of Elections (SOE)  in the county I live in. This scholarship had several normal requirements; I needed to have a certain GPA, be a student at a university in Florida, and obtain two letters of recommendation, among other things. However, there was one slightly abnormal requirement:…

Human

Why are we so afraid to let our hair be frizzy? Leave our pimples uncovered, risk getting an answer wrong, admit our mistakes? Why are we so afraid to trip occasionally or snort when we laugh? Why is it so wrong to cry and not hold everything in? Why are we so afraid to acknowledge…

Green

  I bought this bracelet because $1 of it went to the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance. And I liked it- nice organic green and cream colors; earthy, natural, me. I don’t know why its green maybe because green means g r o w t h. And I like that too, because a depression is…

O W N I T

A couple nights ago some friends and I met another student from our school at a latte art competition (keepin’ it real, Lakeland).  But anyway, through introductions with this guy he said, “I would ask you your major, but that’s so overdone.” While this is true, being asked what my major is is probably the…

C A M P

My life has been a little surreal the last month as I’ve been employed at a summer camp. Essentially, I get paid to go to camp  The thing about working at a camp is that it’s like going on an extended camping trip where you are both a child and an adult without in fact…

F L O R I D A

Ten years is a long time. In fact, ten years is over half my life. Ten years is a long time when you’re only 19, when the first half of your life was spent living in many different places and traveling to many other places. When I was a knee-high to a grasshopper fourth grader…

D O G S

Here are some selfies of my dogs and I (This post serves no purpose other than cuteness) Do you have any pets?