I ran 100 miles Saturday October 24th. It took me 26 hours and 13 minutes. It very well may have been the stupidest, most challenging thing I have done yet in my life. The race started at 6 am in Ottawa (Kansas). It was unlike most any other race...covid. The start line consisted of us… Continue reading I Ran 100 Miles.
August 16, 2020 I can't tell you the amount of times I have sat down to write a blog post.There are countless entries I have started. Some unfinished. Some finished.Yet, everytime I proceed to post, something in me clutches. So I don’t. To be honest.I didn’t want to come off in a sad or depressed or upsetting… Continue reading Grief.
March 20th, 2020 After leaving my site on March 12th, I had one more full week to live in Ethiopia. And it went nothing like I thought it would. From the moment of arriving in Jimma on Thursday and connecting to wifi, my phone was blowing up with emails and texts. This coronavirus issue… Continue reading “If This Is Home, Welcome Home.”
I wrote this for me...Someone who had a planned Close Of Service. But I am also writing this for all the volunteers whose time was cut short by the evacuation. Leaving site and having to say goodbye, no matter if it was planned or unplanned, is truly one of the hardest parts of a Volunteers… Continue reading “Izzy Don’t Cry.”
March 11th, 2020 Let's be honest. The tears started two weeks out from my leave date from site of March 12th, 2020. I would lay in bed looking at pictures of the compound family on my phone and tears would roll down my cheeks as I knew that saying goodbye to them was going… Continue reading My Last Week At Site.
*This blog was written a few weeks before my service ended.* March 1st, 2020 The start of 2020 has flown by for me. I feel like it has been one thing after another and now here I am with only a couple weeks of service left. I felt like I should have a “wrap up”… Continue reading Last Few Months At Site.
February 10th, 2020 Let me preface all of this blabbering and say, I am very excited to return home and be with my loved ones again. On multiple occasions I would sit and daydream of seeing them, and a piercing pain would stab my heart. It made me catch my breath, as if I… Continue reading Reasons Why I’m Scared to Return to America.
December 30th 2019 As I am closing in on the end of my two years of living in Ethiopia, (WHERE THE HECK DID THE TIME GO???!!!) I want to share some lessons I have learned that I want to try and embrace when I am back in the States. The list isn't in any order,… Continue reading Lessons From Ethiopia.
October 20th – December 3rd, 2019 The first part of this blog was written about a month or so ago…It occurred after a couple days of meeting her because I was filled with an emotion I still can’t place my finger on. The following is an update on where her and I reside now… Without […]
September 11th to September 28th, 2019 Families are the compass that guides us. They are the inspiration to reach great heights, and our comfort when we occasionally falter.” —Brad Henry September 11th, 2019 was a day that felt a bit unreal. I woke up at 6 am from pure excitement pulsing through my veins. J.J. My… Continue reading A Beautiful Reunion.