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…

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….

the things learned in winter 2018

Heading into this stretch of the year, I knew it would be rough. At first glance it seems so promising. December the month of Christmas magic and birthday celebrations. January the month of new beginnings and rhythms and sky high hopes. February the month of short length but full to the brim days that bring…

the things learned in fall 2017

These months have flown by in a stream of colors, photographs, memories, last-minute trips, laughter to the point of tears, milestones, way too many emotions to keep up with the amounts of caffeine + sleep in our system (which is not a lot), and countless stories. So much has been unfolded in the rich, sentimental,…

don’t stop fighting

It was a Tuesday night, in that late summer haze of endless space mixed with the upcoming arrival of responsibility. The previous weekend had been a flurry of excited hellos, stepping back into familiar spaces, running through inflatable corn mazes, dancing too much, magical new beginnings, an overwhelming sense of weight as this is the…