Dengue Fever and My First Time Ever in a Hospital

  I’m going to warn you that this blog post is very long, but if you read through the whole things, you’ll understand why.   I feel like most people have probably heard of Dengue Fever, or at least heard the name, but, like me before coming to Indonesia, most probably have no idea what … Continue reading Dengue Fever and My First Time Ever in a Hospital


12 Things I’ve Learned in 12 Months

You probably saw this title and were like, “wait a second, what? There’s no way it’s been a whole year.” Well, I’m here to tell you, it has. It has been one whole gosh darn year since I landed in Indonesia. I packed up my bags and left Clare, Michigan on March 5, 2017, spent … Continue reading 12 Things I’ve Learned in 12 Months

Home is Where the Heart (Dog?) is

I started reading a book today, about a dog who basically tells you his life story. But it’s not just his life story he’s telling you, it’s the story of his family, as well. As I was lying on the floor on top of my yoga mat, pillow tucked underneath my head, I was overcome … Continue reading Home is Where the Heart (Dog?) is

Theme of 2018

One of my very best friends here in Indonesia introduced a New Year’s practice to me that she has been doing each year. She told me she’s been doing it for a few years now and that she’s really enjoyed it. The concept is this: every year, right at the beginning, you choose a word. … Continue reading Theme of 2018

Hello, 2018.

Well, since I said goodbye to 2017 a little early, I’ll say hello to 2018 a little late. The end of a year is normally spent surrounded by friends/family, with drinks, music, selfies, and some sort of party. And as much as I wanted to spend my time ringing in the New Year with other … Continue reading Hello, 2018.

Dear 2017.

As much as I’m sad to see you go, I’m also happy to be rid of you. 2017 has been the best and worst year of my life so far, and definitely the hardest. I moved away from home and not just anywhere, but about as far from home as I could possibly get. I … Continue reading Dear 2017.

Quick Little Update

Hey guys, I realize it’s been awhile. Again. I just get so caught up in everything else. And sometimes I want to write something, but once I sit down to do it, I just can never figure out what exactly I want to say. So, here’s a little update about what’s happened in the last … Continue reading Quick Little Update

Congratulations! You have been accepted…

I haven’t written very much recently, I know, I know. I haven’t had a lot to say. Actually, I have had a lot to say, I just don’t want to talk about it yet. I’m still waiting to see how things play out. But I’m here now, writing this. So be grateful!   So the … Continue reading Congratulations! You have been accepted…

Daddy’s Girl

Back during Pre-Service Training (PST), we had a link session where we had to create an identity map of ourselves. It was a project to help remind us of who we are, and we kept it as a reminder of the person we are during challenging times while serving. On my identity map, I had … Continue reading Daddy’s Girl

Guess Who’s Back?!

Hey guys, I’m back. I know I took almost a two month hiatus from blogging, but hear me out; I was super extremely busy. But even more so, I was extremely exhausted. But I’ll give you a quick little recap of the last month an and half:   April 12: My birthday. I had amazing … Continue reading Guess Who’s Back?!