the things learned in summer 2018

it has been one of the most frustrating yet one of the most surprisingly full summers that I can recall. doing life without my mom has forever changed the tone of summer. and that has been apparent these last two years. last summer was all about trying to process the heavy weight of grief. trying…

leaving | rivers & roads

leave. to go away from. to allow to remain. it’s fascinating to consider this double meaning (and no fun to live it out). of going away from things, but also allowing things to remain. recently, while I have been physically leaving so many faces and community behing, this made me hope that I am leaving…

with terminal hearts

something bittersweet in this longing. something that runs past surface deep. to the soul and belonging. and you’re both wrecked and made whole in one night. the symphony of melody reliving the tension and fight. then rearranging within until you view. the perspective of wonder and hope. I dare you to move. to keep living…

not finished yet

everything smells like campfire. and that feels just the way it should be. sitting under the stars that stretch beyond your view. sunsets that saturate. camp songs. cheers echoing across the hills. cinnamon rolls on saturday morning. inner tubes on the lazy river. worship shaking the dining hall. the creak of the lodge deck swings….

ending | excuse us while we sing to the sky

end. a final part of something, especially a period of time, an activity, or a story. the furthest or most extreme part of something, limit. the conclusion, the resolution. to come or bring to a final point. to finish. with graduating college, moving, leaving the community I’ve come to love, and concluding my role as…

the things learned in spring 2018

some seasons of life squeeze in a lifetime’s worth of golden memories and significant events in a whirlwind of days. these past spring months have characterized this quite well.  I’m currently in denial that March, April, and now May have flown past. I guess graduation will do that to you. that’s right, it actually happened….