After a (beautiful) escapade through Ireland, the beginning of my final weekend in Lourdes started pretty choppy. My mom, who was supposed to be with me at the time, happen to acquire a massive kidney stone a few days before she was meant to leave and had to call off plans (she’s good now!), and … Continue reading With Me.
I've been living in Europe for one month. I've been living in Europe for one month? Time is flying and I don't even know how that's a thing, but whatta packed month of beauty it has been. Post-family wedding in Italy, I returned to Lourdes 2.5 weeks ago to start volunteering. From the multi-abilities among … Continue reading One Month as a European.
Just like that-- I've been in Europe for two weeks (and a whirlwind of two weeks at that).Between bus rides, trains, and a lot of time in the air, so much has happened in the past two weeks that I myself am even having a hard time remembering. So let's start at the beginning? For … Continue reading Two Weeks In.
The last 13 months in a nutshell: 1) saying yes to a (part-time) middle-school counseling job after a long season off to focus on my health, 2) a long commute, working around student schedules, and expectations beyond simply counseling soon making me feel I was not capable of doing this job well, 3) deciding to … Continue reading Changes.
I've noticed some *slight* changes in my functioning lately that felt worth documenting--hence, my latest minisode! (links below) Preview of the latest grit in my life: 1) making it to 50% of my soccer team’s games in the indoor season, & getting feedback on “looking strong out there” (wut) from a former coach who doesn’t … Continue reading Minisode: little victories.
FINALLY sharing an interview from a couple months back with two solid Milwaukee missionaries: Steven Kehoe + Griffin Rain. I originally reached out to these two to hear more about their life of intentional community, but much of our conversation became about the unique nature of their work. From living in a rectory with their … Continue reading Steven + Griffin: Missionaries of the Real Presence.
Had so much fun having another conversation about community…this time, married style! A couple weeks ago I sat down with a few locals really striving to value and continue to prioritize community in the midst of marriage and family life (Dana + Andrew Steufen, Mia Lyon). These three are all neighbors (sorta), attend the same … Continue reading Intentional Community: Married Style.
Have a fab conversation on intentional community-married style almost ready to share, BUT first: wanted to dedicate some time to a topic I thought deserved it’s own episode, that is: practicing community—while suffering (link in bio!). I’ll say right now, this is not an episode that includes a lot of how. It doesn’t really have … Continue reading Intentional Community: While Suffering.
The latest podcast is on something I never set out to become quite SO passionate about, but I'm pretty ok with it….that is: intentional community. A few good ladies and I (Sam Vosters, Amanda Fahrendorf, & Sophie Collins), sat down to chat about this topic, which for the four of us, has partially looked like … Continue reading Intentional Community: The Ladies.
I turned 30 last week. I know, what?! Also, I have a chronic illness and first started having health issues when I was 20, and it’s not easy to sit with the fact that it’s officially been 10 years since having my first headache, that still hasn’t fully gone away. 10 birthdays of being in … Continue reading Dear Twenties.