So much can change in ten years; if I were to look back on myself ten years ago I would hardly recognize the young girl staring back at me. Your twenties are a time for change, whether you welcome the change or fight it, it is up to you. Life changes you, your experiences change […]

As some of you may already know, I have decided to embark on new lifestyle. I call it “a life of 100” I will go into a little more detail in the video below but the idea is to simplify my life. I am very excited about this new venture and am happy to say […]

I have never known what I want to be when I “grow up” but I have ALWAYS known I was meant to travel. However today’s society says you must go to school and get a job…so that’s what I did. But at some point I realized that that just wasn’t for me, I hated school […]

It’s here again, November 1st, and I am yet another year older, 28 in fact. Today, as it happens, is also All Saints Day…just saying, though I think I would have rather been born just one day sooner, being a Halloween baby may have suited me more, but mother knows best. What will 28 hold […]

One person can not change the world…right? At least that’s what everyone says. Well I happen to disagree. You, alone, may not be able to change the entire world, but you can and do in fact change the world. For every cause there is and effect, a ripple so to speak, so if we each […]

I have mentioned before that I come from a small Midwest town of only around 1,000 people, it is a town where everyone knows everyone and if you don’t actually know them you at least recognize them. I was running errands the other day when someone (that I have met on several occasions) said “I’ve […]

Island getaway! Myself and four other volunteers from the art park (two brother and sister pairs) decided to escape to the island of Vis, Croatia for a few days. We took the bus to Split, that runs every half hour, and made our way to the port to buy our ferry tickets. We had 45 […]

For two months I kept my plane ticket home a secret, which was incredibly hard considering everyday my family would ask when I was coming home. So the big fib began. I let my mom and dad in on the “secret” as they were going to be away when I would arrive home…or so they […]

The final month in review: part 4 Its been ten months and I am missing home, as  much as I have loved this journey it is time to make a trip back home to Indiana. But that does not mean my journey is ending, actually its just beginning. Life itself is a journey and we […]

I have learned a lot about myself, life and love over the past 10 months, but one of the most important things I have learned is this: Home is where your heart is (I know, very cliché). I have experienced homesickness, an ache deep within the pit of my stomach, randomly over the past months. […]