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

Three Tips to Master a New Skill

Last night I went swing dancing with some friends in Sacramento. I love going and make it out when I can but there was something special about last night. For the first time… Continue reading



When My Girls Come Home for the Holidays

One of the most bizarre experiences this holiday season for me was the part where instead of flying of driving home, I find myself here already. This year, instead of packing up my… Continue reading

My First Published Article!

Only a few people in my life actually know how ambivalent my relationship to writing has been. In high school, peers and teachers told me I was brilliant, but the critics at College… Continue reading