new life.

Yesterday, my niece Riley Jo graced us with her presence. When my brother called me, I was definitely one of those “I’m-crying at-work-with-joy-let-me-run-to-the-bathroom-so-no-one-else-sees” kind of people. The emotion and joy that spread through me was surprising. I knew I’d be happy, we’ve been waiting for this child for 9 months but WHOA this kind of … More new life.

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art

what is it about art that stirs our soul? it is something unique, it catches our attention and ties us to all sorts of people and places only imaginable. take a beautiful piece by Monet or Picasso, what were their lives like? what did a day in their shoes look like? good art has the … More art

get shaky…

in australia there was a song called “let’s get shaky after school” and it was played constantly wherever we went. whether we were in clubs, the mall, or a coffee shop, this song was always on the radio. i remember dancing at clubs when this song came on and a feeling akin to the feeling … More get shaky…

on my own…

there is something to be said about getting to the point where simply hiking a trail is not enough and it must be run… i was at this point this past week after packing up four months worth of stuff into two very full bags and saying good bye to the girls who loved and … More on my own…

History…

Last weekend I went to Sydney and was absolutely captured by it. It has so much to say. I felt as I walked the streets that each building had a story, had stood the test of time and tourists and had served and continued to serve its function well. These buildings had a grace to … More History…

a page turned…

This is officially the first time I’ve “blogged”. Funny. In my journey through Australia, I feel like I’ve turned a page. The first two months were a time of discovery, learning, and just acclimating myself to a new place. I’m sure people looked at me as the tourist, the dumb American, and I’m positive I … More a page turned…