The final post.

I read an article recently about the hard part about traveling: returning home. And here I am, returned home. It’s sad and it’s exciting and its mixed with too many emotions to care to unpack currently. There are certain struggles to returning home after being away, for any amount of ...

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Favorite event attended.

A favorite event I’ve attended? How about literally the entire past seven weeks. One week left (this was written two weeks ago) and I am in no way ready for it to be over.-For starters, hiking Lukomir was incredible. Beautiful view, lovely village, and delicious food and coffee. I’d love ...

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Significant Photo.

This picture demonstrates the incredibleness of the people I have come to know here. Many weeks ago, I sat in a classroom of eleven people, barley aware of who any of them were, completely unaware of what my time in Bosnia would look like. I will admit, I passed slight ...

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An attempt at responding to this past weekend…

This weekend was mighty powerful. It’s hard to even put into words the intensity and emotion that was involved. Thursday included a trip to the International Commission of Missing Persons (ICMP), a visit to salt lakes, and finished with a trip to Lukovac to hear Emir’s story. Friday was spent ...

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Privilege

This weekend I was able to take a short trip to Croatia. I am privileged. I am also naïve. Crossing into Croatia, I witnessed a border patrol act in a way that I was surprised by. I’ve never witnessed or experienced that before; I have a U.S. passport. With our ...

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The Wonderful People

As a social worker, and just as the person that I am, people are important to me. I love hearing peoples stories, learning about where they’ve been, how they got to where they are and where they want to go to. One ...

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Contrast.

Contrast. One of the wonderful things about being in a new/different country is the opportunity to observe the contrast between one’s own home and the new place they are in. In some instances, a contrast can pose a challenge; however in other instances, the contrast can be an incredible ...

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It Begins

Arriving in Sarajevo was filled with joy and excitement. I was fortunate enough to have a very smooth and easy travel experience over, which made for a great start to my time here. I appreciated the few hours I had to rest, unpack, and take a nap, but by nightfall, ...

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