Pray like it depends on God, and…

For as long as I can remember, starting in childhood, I've struggled with anxiety in a number of different capacities. As I got a little older throughout middle and high school, depression started to creep in alongside of the anxiety. I spent years going to therapy and taking numerous medications to try and combat what … Continue reading Pray like it depends on God, and…

National Park Tour 2018

I love parks with all my heart. There's nothing better to me than a place of natural beauty to recreate & relax. That's why I bought a Colorado Parks & Wildlife pass as soon as I was considered a resident, and why I've made it my mission to visit as many U.S. National Parks as … Continue reading National Park Tour 2018

Not Afraid to Fall

Fall has never really been my season. Not because I don't like it--believe me, I could not be more excited for sweater weather, the changing of leaves to my favorite colors, or the holiday festivities. Bad things just tend to happen to me during this time of year. For the past three years, I've had … Continue reading Not Afraid to Fall

For your good & His glory

In the more recent months, I've learned more about myself than the years of my life prior, combined. This includes becoming aware of some personal characteristics (but actually, challenges) of mine, a couple of which have seemed to become more noticeable to me amongst all of the life changes I've had lately. For some reason … Continue reading For your good & His glory

God is just PLANE good

So I'm currently sitting at Denver International Airport with a final destination of HOME, aka Virginia where I'll get to see my uncle marry the love of his life at their wedding on Monday. The funny part is that 9 hours ago I was at my local airport in Colorado Springs, with the expectation of … Continue reading God is just PLANE good

How I Got Where I’m Going

When I first decided to accept the internship offer for the Military Extension Internship Program, I was bursting at the seams to share how God intervened in the most incredible way. Now that I finally have my blog "up & running," I'd love to tell a little bit of how I got where I'm going. … Continue reading How I Got Where I’m Going

Unraveling “The Joy Model”

The idea behind this particular blog post is simply to synthesize & share the practical model for cultivating joy created by Jeff Spadafora in his book, The Joy Model. I recently finished this "step-by-step guide" which I believe can help nearly anyone (including myself) in a determination to discover greater purpose in everyday life through an implementation … Continue reading Unraveling “The Joy Model”

A First Calling

Just two years ago, I had decided to switch from a Criminology major to an Oceanography major. Seeing as I ended up getting my degree in Recreation & am moving to the mountains, it's obvious that didn't last very long. When I first became a Recreation major, I really had no clue what I wanted … Continue reading A First Calling