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.
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.
6 weeks in...(at least) 5 to go. Funks are settling in. But we keep keeping on to document our lives in the midst of a global pandemic. (Apple link👇🏼, available anywhere under “I Choose Grit” ) https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/i-choose-grit/id1486575533#episodeGuid=4a0e5894-526c-457e-8d4f-939206dc2b2b Featured guests Monica Murphy from “Monica Murphy Music” and Jacinta Van Hecke from “Storybook Scribbles” (& Carrie from … Continue reading Quarantine Sanity Check: The Funk Has Come.
These are strange, strange times we’re experiencing while dealing with the effects of Covid-19. So why not record conversations about it? This week we officially learned we have 6 more weeks of a stay-at-home order. My friends, Monica Murphy, Jacinta Van Hecke and I share our responses to this and update one another on projects … Continue reading Quarantine Sanity Check: Ep #2.
I can’t think of anything that takes more grit than a global pandemic. So I grabbed some friends to talk to about it. We chatted our fears, our routines, what’s keeping us sane, and what’s plain weird—and it’s all on the podcast tonight! More to come on how we’re doing with our challenges and all … Continue reading Quarantine Sanity Check: Ep #1