a nomadic spirit.

these days, you can find me galavanting across the globe. 
{which, if you ask me, is a good reason to neglect this blog.}

i never thought i'd be so blessed to be doing what i'm doing, but i'm learning that God writes better stories than we ever could, and when we trust Him, he'll take us on the greatest adventures of our lives!

i'm currently in Kenya (for a second month, because Uganda just couldn't handle us---or was a bit Ebola-ridden) and it's crazy to think i'll be home in about 3 1/2 short months, after reaching 13 countries, 4 continents, and meeting beautiful people everywhere in between.

it'll be hard to leave all of the madness behind, and step back into the familiar, which is actually so unfamiliar and unknown now. i hope to land exactly where i'm supposed to, with two feet on the ground, learning how to breathe again and just be. 

i've been learning to let go, and in that, learned about all the fullness we can gain when we stop striving and know that we can't cultivate, manipulate, manufacture, or wish things into being. 

if they're meant to be, they will be. 
i love that. 

& one of the greatest things i've learned is to love and let myself be loved in return. 
{which is not as easy as you may think.}

God's promises are true. and Jesus is alive. 
"so...tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?" 

the Nations--OR BUST!

p.s.-if you want to follow my nomadic adventures around the world, you can find them here.


the hiatus is up.

i'll leave you hanging there...

...or give you a bit of a teaser, because i'm simply too excited! get ready for a new title, a new look & layout, and a new philosophy on all things interior design, culinary arts, fashion styling, typography, graphic design, photography, writing, event planning, and so much more.

why hone in on one art when you love so many? i see no good reason.

it's true; i'm about to unleash the writer you and i both never new existed in myself, and you can thank all of my recent life experiences, side-jobs and "careers", failures and successes, triumphs and let-downs, loves and heartaches, planned travels and spontaneous finds, new life and death, and so much more.

call it a quarter-life crisis, (and yes, i will be decorating my very own lovely and fabulous 3-tier birthday cake, and it will involve edible pearls), or simply deem it a way to document my life. either way, know that i desire to look back on it all and be well-pleased, knowing i lived life to the full, and hopefully inspired others to do the same thing along the way.

be sure to stay-tuned for all the sweetness, (take that literally: i'm also going to have a taste-testing party between friends to help me decide on my final cake flavors!), and invite your own friends to join me for the ride. it may just be a crazy one.


i haven't died yet.

i know it has still been a while. and by 'a while' i do mean 'forever' since i've written about many of my thoughts and comings and goings. just know that i desire to--and that desire grows stronger each day, with the more my heart changes; as it falls in and out of love with people and the world, grows in fear and in courage, faith and in doubt, and in what i see of myself.

but until i find the time to write more here, my dearest blogger, do remember that i have yet another blog that i frequent daily. it is one i tumble about on, and one i enjoy.

browse it, acknowledge it, or don't do either, but know that it's here for your taking.

never remain stoic. always press on. & allow yourself to be happy.

with love,