Singleness: Is it Always So Lonely?

(Originally written February 2021) "Again and again, I have people say to me, how do you handle loneliness? And I say that I can't handle loneliness. They ask, "Well didn't you spend a lot of time alone in the jungle?" I inevitably reply, "Yes, I did. I spent a good many more years alone than [...]

We Love a Girl that Grows

This week I turned twenty-five (😅😳). I've had this blog for eight years now, and it feels like just yesterday I was writing from the perspective of a 17 year old girl trying to understand the world around her. I love that I get to write and process life here as I grow up and [...]

the first boy I ever loved.

Today I want to tell a story that's long overdue. It's about the first time I told a boy I liked him and everything that came after. I walked through the rain, literally, to go and tell him. My heart was racing and I had never EVER before confessed any feelings of any sort to [...]

time to bloom.

For a whole year I didn't hang a single thing up in my room. Nothing at all. To some this may not seem like anything of significance. I know plenty of people who are quite satisfied with bare walls. But usually that's just not me. I love color. Every dorm room or apartment I've had [...]

why hiding is overrated

Ya know, I am twenty-one years old. Twenty-one. That is still hard to comprehend since I still feel like I’m a freshman in high school. To see how I’ve actually grown up and changed, I really have to take some intentional time to sit down and reflect on my life. Which is fine by me, [...]

your call is now

Though I am still in college and learning about what it means to be a minister, I believe that I am already a minister, although this was not always the case. I often tell the story of how God called me when I was five years old to be a missionary. Because I knew my [...]