My Soul Mates

When you hear someone talking about their soul mate I’m assuming you have one of two reactions. Either your heart warms and you naturally smile out of the happiness for this person or you roll your eyes and begin to judge them for believing in such a silly concept. It sounds awful, I’ll admit it,…

Laurel Lake

A couple days before leaving, we weren’t quite sure what to do. The gang checked the forecast over and over again, hoping to see the slightest break in predicted rain. No luck. After much discussion we decided to stick to the plans we’d created over the past month and to gamble with the rain. The…

When You Least Expect It

It happens when you least expect it. Boy is that a relevant phrase in my life. Just when I became content with the single life, he crashed into my newfound world filling me with curiosity, uncertainty, and butterflies… lots of butterflies. But my intentions here are not to brag about this man and the time…

Denver and Megs

I’ll keep this one short since the pictures speak louder than my words. Perhaps the wildest thing I’ve done thus far has been hoping on a plane with my best friend, leaving the two of us in an incredible yet unfamiliar place. Denver Colorado. Our adventures lead us to one too many restaurants, plenty of…

Pikes Peak

26 miles, 14,000ft, 3 days. Yup. We did that. This backpacking trip in Colorado Springs turned out to be more memorable and eye opening than I could have imagined. The first night Meg and I were doubtful about reaching the summit. It gloomed over us, making me feel smaller and more insignificant than ever. Thankfully…

1 Corinthians 13:13

June 14th 2016 I began a journey to Los Chilitos Guatemala. I am writing about it a year after it took place, because my experiences there follow me day to day just as they did the week after I stepped off the plane. To begin explaining all that took place during my mission trip would…

Livin’ in Lexington

A three day vacation in Lexington Kentucky was EXACTLY what all four of us needed. Andie and Taraneh call Lexington home and they were eager to give Mersadi and I (Cinci girls) a full experience. We shopped, walked around the city, had coffee dates, ate some incredible food, and celebrated Mersadi’s 20th birthday (which was…

Linville Gorge

I’m not quite sure where to start with this trip. My friends and I all agreed that explaining this trip to people who weren’t there is difficult you just can’t understand it all if you weren’t there. The phrase you had to be there sums it up. I’ll just begin by saying it was one of…

Hey Mama

  One Christmas, when I was about 12 years old, my mom asked for a memorized poem as a gift from my sister and I. We had racked our brains out trying to come up with the perfect present, and when we eventually gave in to asking our mother for an idea, this answer was…

Time, My Friend

This school year has flown by, and the scariest part about it is that I find myself saying that every year. Sophomore year has been an important school year in my life. I think it’s the year where everything has begun to fall into place. I say I think because one of the greatest certainties…