Expectations

If this summer had a theme, it’s “things are never what you expect” or perhaps more appropriately, “don’t expect”. The memories from the summer often don’t feel real.  I experienced so much. It seems like I’m reeling in my own feelings and trying to process all that I did saw ...

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Expectations

If this summer had a theme, it’s “things are never what you expect” or perhaps more appropriately, “don’t expect”. The memories from the summer often don’t feel real.  I experienced so much. It seems like I’m reeling in my own feelings and trying to process all that I did saw ...

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Photo reflection

Going through my photos from this summer was nearly impossible to pick just 1 to write about. There are thousands. Essentially like asking me to choose a favorite color of Peanut M&Ms. There are no favorites here, they are all delicious. And I will eat them all, please and thanks. This ...

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Crowded Isolation

I was riding the trolly on the way to work this morning thinking about what to say in this blog. I pass the same buildings on my way to work- riddled with bomb blasts and bullet holes, watching older people struggle to get onto the trolly, stomping out cigarettes moments ...

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Green Visions. And giving back

Since the moment I walked in the door at Green Visions- tucked away in an odd shade of pink apartment complex that was built before the 1984 Olympics (most specifically, as housing for the Olympic competitors and trainers) it has been a remarkable experience.   I have been surrounded by ...

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Holy Feelings

The last week has been a bit of a blur. Culture trip with work; incredible people, food, wine, cheese, life-rush home. Hardest moments of my life. Wisk home- stop for Euro Cup Final. Beautiful stars from the car window. Home at 12:30. Cold Shower. Up and at it again. Pack. ...

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Reflections on Stories

        I think Dr. Seuss had it wrong. It’s not about the places you go- but the people you meet along the way. I’ve been told time and again in my dances with adulthood the significance of relationships. In some way or another, it’s all about who ...

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Oh Surprise, you wreckless mule

Blog theme “What surprises you the most?” Surprise- it can be a loaded word. Sometimes surprises are wonderful, life altering moments that you’ll always remember. Like, “Surprise you won a million dollars!” or “surprise your sister is engaged!”. Those surprises, Im totally good with.  Other surprises, like, “Hey there’s a ...

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A 1 way ticket

Adventure seems to be pray on you in the most unassuming of ways. One minute you’re feigning adulthood and signing a lease on an assuringly ideal apartment, and the next thing you know you’re signed on to spend 7 weeks trouncing around Bosnia Herzegovina with 11 other graduate students.  Careful ...

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