Week 3: Retreat

I’m staying at this place that has huts and rainforest and beaches, and I’m a little sad I’m missing the snow at home. It’s been three weeks and this place is glorious, but I’m tired of moving around. I’m ready to settle and be good at something. It’s taxing for me to keep learning new…

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Week 2: All the Animals

  Whoa… this week has definitely been different from my usual routine. Working with baby farm animals is exciting, entertaining, busy, poopy, cuddly, and just about a million other things. Every minute isn’t wonderful, but it feels good to get dirty and hold little animals. Basically, I am working with a woman (Karen) who runs…

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A Short Tale About Showering

Some days you go to the beach. You walk along the shaded trail, surrounded by trees and brush. You hear birds singing, celebrating the warm day after a rain-filled week. Suddenly, the trees clear and the skies open; before you is the golden glow of a sandy beach being caressed by gentle ocean waves. Ahh……

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Week 1: Australia

I left Seattle on Monday morning and had the best 12 hour flight imaginable. I sat next to (and by “next to” I mean, there was an empty seat in between us. PTL) this lovely woman who was traveling to Taipei, Taiwan for her 45th college reunion. They had an EIGHT WEEK vacation planned that…

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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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