Camping: By Thyself

Occasionally, I like to go camping by myself. Sometimes it goes really well, other times… not so much. Over Easter weekend I went camping at Deception Pass State Park, and it went… alright (said in a high pitched, reassuring voice). The park was beautiful, like anyone who has ever been there will tell you. The…

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Cartwheels: That Childhood Everest

So, I am an averagely athletic person. I played sports in middle school and high school, I run and hike and swim, I do yoga and lift weights and all the typical pacific northwest activities, but I have never been able to do a cartwheel. I’m sure I tried when I was younger, but have…

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Life in Limbo

Coming back home to Washington has been difficult. I thought it would be, and I was right…bummer. It would be nice if I could make sense of all my confusion and frustration with being back, but everything feels so muddled. At first, I felt so shattered like I was a piece of glass that was…

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I’m Scared

Mostly, I feel excited. But at night when I’m trying to fall asleep, or when I’m sitting in my car waiting for the light to turn green, I start to worry. In preparation for my trip, I created an independent research class (with some much needed help from friends and coworkers) at my school. One…

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House Sitting

For the past three weeks, I have been without a home. I spent two of those weeks mooching off two very generous friends and then discovered that people actually pay strangers to housesit for them while they are away…. WHAT?! This is crazy and genius, and I am benefiting greatly from it. Growing up in…

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Walk with Me

Welp, I did it. I graduated with my Masters in Counseling Psychology. I was not entirely sure this day would ever come. Not because I am cynical or expecting the worst in life, but because I was not entirely committed to finishing my degree until I was interviewing for internships last year. To give you a…

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