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“Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift. That’s why it’s called the present.”

I feel young but am classified as an adult by the rest of the world... I've lived many places, and my spirit is taken over by the desire to continue exploring this world. I believe that everyone should radiate with passon, because we all have so much to give each other and we're all still learning.



Today I was reminded of how blessed and beautiful my life is. More importantly, I learned that corn dogs rule. Thankful for my #1 motivator and trickster Ellie.

Today I was reminded of how blessed and beautiful my life is. More importantly, I learned that corn dogs rule. Thankful for my #1 motivator and trickster Ellie.



“You’ll sit alone forever if you wait for the ‘right time’… what are you hoping for?”

This has been my favorite song lyric since my angst-filled, adolescent years, although very few understand it for what it’s worth.

Many think it has a negative connotation because they focus on the word “alone.” My challenge to you is to step back and see the bigger picture: don’t wait for the ‘right time.’ It’s always the right time. What are you hoping for? 

We sometimes think that life should mirror a movie or our favorite Nicholas Sparks novels (wouldn’t that be a treat! I sometimes wonder if his life is quite that romantic), but we have to remember that what we have is actually pretty stinkin’ great. What is it that we hope for to make us feel like the time is right? Under what conditions are we most likely to take leaps of faith, risks, put ourselves out there? I’ll be the first to admit that my introverted tendencies put me at the back of the line for risk-taking, but eventually it is my turn.  

This is how I’m challenging myself: remember that everyday actually is worth remembering, worth pushing yourself further, worth believing that you can do anything. When you get there, you realize there isn’t anything in particular you need to wait for, hope for… there is no “right time.”  The time is now. So quit reading this and make something of your days, each of them.

I think at the very least, you’ll make Jimmy Eat World proud.





What adventures have you been on lately? Which ones come back into your mind most often? What adventures do you seek for the future?
It’s February, and I am certainly in the midst of life transition. Although I would argue that your entire life is a transition, I do believe that there are places in time that stand out as overarching temporary states of being.  It’s my first year out of undergrad and I’ve been lucky to work at the best place on earth, James Madison.  
For the first time - EVER - I’m actually looking for something bigger. The picture above is from my boldest adventure yet this year, I took a ferry and a train and I’m sure some other forms of public transportation to spend the weekend in Boston, MA. Anyone who knew me before might think I was a little off, possibly not myself.  What’s ironic about that is that I wasn’t at the time… and then I figured out who I would become.
I’ve spent most of my life living for others because I believe that’s why we’re all here. Who ever realized that you were included in those you should live for? My life changed that weekend, and I took some of my first solo steps towards figuring out what I was hoping for in the future.  I was forced to think about me and no one else; for that, I’m grateful. Now, I’m in the process of applying to schools and maybe even jobs with the hopes of starting an exciting new chapter in my journey.  I hope to find more opportunities to serve others and utilize my strengths to do so.  
I had the strongest sense of serenity and assurance that everything would be okay when I went to Boston.  Maybe that’s part of the reason why I’m thinking of going back there…
Wherever I end up, I hope I can maintain a balance in myself and others. That is one of the best lessons I’ve been learning over the past few months and it’s propelled me to become the person I’ve always hoped to be.  You can do that too - just trust in life to catch you, even when you think it’s impossible.
Find what you’re passionate about and surround yourself with others who are equally passionate or are supportive of what your heart is set on exploring further.

What adventures have you been on lately? Which ones come back into your mind most often? What adventures do you seek for the future?

It’s February, and I am certainly in the midst of life transition. Although I would argue that your entire life is a transition, I do believe that there are places in time that stand out as overarching temporary states of being.  It’s my first year out of undergrad and I’ve been lucky to work at the best place on earth, James Madison.  

For the first time - EVER - I’m actually looking for something bigger. The picture above is from my boldest adventure yet this year, I took a ferry and a train and I’m sure some other forms of public transportation to spend the weekend in Boston, MA. Anyone who knew me before might think I was a little off, possibly not myself.  What’s ironic about that is that I wasn’t at the time… and then I figured out who I would become.

I’ve spent most of my life living for others because I believe that’s why we’re all here. Who ever realized that you were included in those you should live for? My life changed that weekend, and I took some of my first solo steps towards figuring out what I was hoping for in the future.  I was forced to think about me and no one else; for that, I’m grateful. Now, I’m in the process of applying to schools and maybe even jobs with the hopes of starting an exciting new chapter in my journey.  I hope to find more opportunities to serve others and utilize my strengths to do so.  

I had the strongest sense of serenity and assurance that everything would be okay when I went to Boston.  Maybe that’s part of the reason why I’m thinking of going back there…

Wherever I end up, I hope I can maintain a balance in myself and others. That is one of the best lessons I’ve been learning over the past few months and it’s propelled me to become the person I’ve always hoped to be.  You can do that too - just trust in life to catch you, even when you think it’s impossible.

Find what you’re passionate about and surround yourself with others who are equally passionate or are supportive of what your heart is set on exploring further.




in omnia paratus.
It’s my final month of college, and after four long years I finally feel confident saying that… but more importantly I’m proud of myself for really meaning it. 
My time at Madison taught me one beautiful lesson - each day, each relationship, each memory, they’re all as meaningful as I want them to be.  We control our fate, so seize each and every moment to be ready… for anything.

in omnia paratus.

It’s my final month of college, and after four long years I finally feel confident saying that… but more importantly I’m proud of myself for really meaning it. 

My time at Madison taught me one beautiful lesson - each day, each relationship, each memory, they’re all as meaningful as I want them to be.  We control our fate, so seize each and every moment to be ready… for anything.




Each wish is worth it.
Dreamin’ on dreams, wishin’ on wishes, that you would be back again.

Each wish is worth it.

Dreamin’ on dreams, wishin’ on wishes, that you would be back again.




Along for the ride
#roadtrip #Sunday #drive

Along for the ride
#roadtrip #Sunday #drive




#LessonsOfATurtle

#LessonsOfATurtle




Every color in the #sky

Every color in the #sky




Daily #inspiration

Daily #inspiration




#LessonsOfATurtle

#LessonsOfATurtle




#LessonsOfATurtle

#LessonsOfATurtle




Great view for drivin

Great view for drivin




Campinggggg! #bonfire

Campinggggg! #bonfire




Seestar

Seestar




Hit me like a ray of sun
#nature #fall #sunshine

Hit me like a ray of sun
#nature #fall #sunshine



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