Auckland, New Zealand!

Auckland, New Zealand!

When I finally got off the plane, extremely tired, hungry, and incredibly excited, I was probably a bit too excited about being in a new country with a different culture. I was taking pictures and trying to video everything. Of course, I was also insanely anxious and excited to see my boyfriend again for the [...]

First Flight to New Zealand

First Flight to New Zealand

Flying for the first time can be incredibly intimidating....especially if you're flying by yourself for about 18 hours. Nobody in my family has really travelled outside of the United States, so I also wasn't able to get much information from them about it either. Luckily, my parents were able to drop me off at the [...]

Counselors and Makeup

Counselors and Makeup

When I first started going to counseling for depression, I looked at it the same way I looked at makeup when I was 10. I had pale skin, freckles, unruly not curly yet not close to being straight hair, and glasses. Makeup sounded like my cure. Makeup commercials promised me that if I just could [...]

Change

Change

Let me be the first to admit how much I hate change. I really just can’t stand it. Believe me, I have tried to like it, I’ve pretended to like it, and I’ve tried my best to embrace it, but no luck. Just to give you an example of how much I hate change, one year [...]

Fear

Fear

I feel like I have let fear run most of my life. Looking back, it seems as if I've made all of my decisions based on running away from things I think might hurt me than running towards opportunities to make me happy. When I decided to go to college, I chose a college four [...]

March in Review/Favorites

March in Review/Favorites

I'm actually really loving this year so far because so many exciting things are starting to happen in my life. This month I finished up my first practicum where I had to teach middle school for the first time. It was a really great, amazing, more than slightly terrifying experience, but overall it was great. [...]

New Zealand Here I Come!

New Zealand Here I Come!

I have always wanted to travel, but for whatever reason I've never actually gotten around to doing it. The furthest away from home I've ever gotten is about four states away. I've never left the country or flown on an airplane. Recently, however, I've gotten the chance to visit New Zealand in June, and I'm [...]

Valentine’s Day Haul

Valentine’s Day Haul

I'm cringing a bit inside because I know how late this post is (my flowers have already started wilting), but it's only been a week since Valentine's day, right? ....right. Anyway, as probably none of you know, my boyfriend is currently living halfway across the world, so we have to get creative when it comes to [...]