Preparation for three weeks “unplanned” (travel)

January 25th. Thursday. Kalispell, first stop: Vegas Today is the day. The day I wake up as a newly 21-year-old (my birthday was yesterday). The day I pack, prepare, and fly to Vegas as the first stop of my “West Coast Adventure!” As I get ready to leave for my 3-week (21 days) adventure, I have…

Stop Stereotyping Success

So I have lots to say on this topic, but I want to keep this particular post short and simple. In our society today, we are constantly comparing ourselves to others. Been there, done that. Our appearance, our possessions, and most comically- our accomplishments. Even what we succeed is measured and compared with the world…

New Day, New Year, Renewed Faith {120 encouragements for 2017}

This past year that I have stepped out to discover a life of faith for myself. I would like to share some of the golden nuggets I’ve gained along the way of my crazy amazing journey along the year of 2016. These things have not only changed my life but continue to refine, renew, refresh, enlighten, change, and…

Child Like Wonder

Wonder; one of my favorite words. A feeling that over and over brings admiration to my soul. You may ask, what exactly is wonder? Defined, wonder is “a feeling of surprise mingled with admiration, caused by something beautiful, unexpected, unfamiliar, or inexplicable.” Amanda Cook sings it like this, “wide eyed and mystified, may we be…

Beloved, You Are Free

Have you ever witnessed one of your friends, maybe a sibling, perhaps a stranger, who has recently fallen in love? Why are they dancing on tables, being all weirdly joyful and stuff? “Must be nice…. but it will ware off. They won’t be in the honeymoon stage forever,” we think to ourselves. When you realize…