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.
Category: Gritty Stories.
podcast episodes of human choosing grit in the midst of life’s challenges.
Steven + Griffin: Missionaries of the Real Presence.
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.
Intentional Community: Married Style.
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.
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.
Berta Hawley: One Well-Earned Diploma.
So, so glad that all get to hear from my friend, Berta Hawley in the latest podcast episode. To put it simply: this girl is my hero. Berta was born with holes in her heart & entered the foster care system at age 3. Despite both of these things challenging her ability to function while … Continue reading Berta Hawley: One Well-Earned Diploma.
Joy + Rashad: Mother’s Intuition
This week's podcast episode features my friends, Joy and Rashad Baas. I met Joy right before Covid hit, so did not spend a ton of time with her, but from the few times I met her, I knew she had a story to share. When I reached out to her about being a podcast guest, … Continue reading Joy + Rashad: Mother’s Intuition
Amanda: An Unromantic Missionary Experience.
PHEW. It’s been a while, huh? So grateful for a summer off and start getting back into some of my favorite hobbies aka, I Choose Grit! Pumped to introduce you all to my roomie, Amanda Fahrendorf (middle below), in the latest podcast episode! And a & I had a convo almost a YEAR ago now … Continue reading Amanda: An Unromantic Missionary Experience.
Bri: Poked + Prodded 5x a Day
This week's episode features a conversation my friend, Bri Mueller & I had this fall (on our loud street) about living years of her life with Type 1 Diabetes. To be honest, I had no idea *quite* how demanding of a diagnosis this is until I had this conversation with Bri- and what she's had … Continue reading Bri: Poked + Prodded 5x a Day
An MLK Day Special.
This week's podcast episode is unique, featuring the majority of a talk my neighbor, Aaron McCoy, gave via zoom to a group of my friends & I this summer surrounding the topic of racism. We reached out Aaron when feeling like we needed more stories & space to process this issue alongside someone who has … Continue reading An MLK Day Special.
Monica: The Slow Work of God.
This week’s episode features my friend, Monica Murphy. She & I had a convo this fall about a long and arduous struggle she went through while seeking a career path. Tune in to hear the grit it took for her to 1) show up to a corporate job that felt brutal for two years, and … Continue reading Monica: The Slow Work of God.