Baby Steps

It has not even been a week here in Ohio, so I am trying to gage the weight and value of first impressions. The small town girl inside of me wanted to cry driving into Toledo. It's not exactly...... super picturesque. As I went to bed, pulling out my journal in order to jot down…

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So you graduated college. What now?

So I did the thing, and got the degree. Now what? In case some of you were not sure what I was doing with my life, here it is: I am going to be working as a college campus missionary through FOCUS, Fellowship Of Catholic University Students. What exactly will I be doing? I like…

The garden.

I ask God to take me somewhere I can be with Him. Anywhere. Suddenly I find myself in a garden. Wait... I think it's THE garden. And it's.... mesmerizing. I've never seen such vibrant colors before. Everything has a palpable sensation of life. My mouth begins to water at the abundance of fruit that dots the…

Holy Toledo!

I sat in the lofted bunk, my stomach in knots. I feel more nervous about this than taking my NCLEX, I thought to myself as I anxiously checked my phone compulsively, waiting for the screen to say 4:00pm. I am wrapping up my first week of FOCUS training in Ave, and I can honestly say…

Casita, Dulce casita.

I knew this day was coming. But I didn't expect it to be so hard to relinquish my very first apartment. I began to sit back and analyze my thoughts and feelings, because well, you know, I'm into all that emotional analyzing if you haven't caught on by now. This house. It was my haven.…

This could have been a nap

I attempted to celebrate my official being done with undergrad by coming home and jumping back into bed. My body thought it was a splendid idea, but my mind had other plans. It kept racing, reminiscing, and apparently didn't wanna snooze, so I begrudgingly slumped out of bed, grabbed my laptop, made myself a cup…