When Waiting is the Hardest Part

i’m waiting to hear from them. again. three rounds of interviews after two months of silence, and i’m back to waiting. i have to wait one, if not two weeks, to hear if… Continue reading

Why Saying Thank You is Good for the Heart

Have you ever noticed that saying thank you to someone immediately lifts your mood? If you haven’t noticed that, try to test the theory today. In the random articles, podcasts, books, and shows… Continue reading

On Niequist’s Bittersweet

My friend’s sister bought a book. The book spoke to her heart and soul, and so she gave it to my friend who gave it to me. And today I read it, while… Continue reading

Become an Expert about What Breaks Your Heart

The past couple of days have held some pretty intense moments for me. I’ve sat through a training and two presentations about sexual trafficking in our world today. It’s a subject that tends… Continue reading

Books + Travel = Love

Do you like to read? or travel? Or read about traveling? If you’ve spent any time reading my blog in the past year, you’ll know that I like to do all of the… Continue reading

What Keeps You From Making a Difference?

I vividly remember a conversation that I had with one of my classmates in high school. Okay, so I don’t remember the whole thing. But I remember something I said, and it’s stuck… Continue reading

MLK Day, AmeriCorps Reflections One Year Later

A year ago today I was standing inside the door at a Boys and Girls Club in Thurston County, watching snow fall to the ground. One of our biggest AmeriCorps events of the… Continue reading

Make Your Dreams Come True

Dreaming is fun. it’s not to hard to do, and it doesn’t take a lot of effort. Each of us have our own visions of an ideal world where we can accomplish anything… Continue reading

Journalism Meets Homeless Advocacy

This week has been pretty exciting for me. Life is shifting right now and I’m not sure where I will sit when everything calms down. At the very least, it’s not boring. I’ve… Continue reading

Tell me: How Can I Help?

I’ve talked before about how I really enjoy helping people. I’m not quite sure why, but that’s how I operate. This led me to many volunteer positions, to AmeriCorps, and back to my… Continue reading