Denver, Chicago, Lansing, and 77 Days of Sobriety

It's been a while since I've posted anything, as you might have noticed. I think there are roughly 7 regular readers who will have noticed... This one's for you. Sorry it's so long. Apparently a lot happens in 6 weeks. I left Seattle at the end of July and headed to Denver to see my … Continue reading Denver, Chicago, Lansing, and 77 Days of Sobriety

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Christmas in a place called home

Apologies for the insane delay in posting. I've been enjoying living life but somewhat failing at writing about it. It's been a busy few weeks. The last couple weeks of school before our break were stressful and chaos-filled, trying to prepare for the holidays and finish everything up before our break. Christmas in kindergarten was … Continue reading Christmas in a place called home

Absence doesn’t change the status of the heart all that much, as it turns out

I've been living abroad for just shy of 8 months. I mark the days by the photo updates I get of Kate's littlest nephew Simeon, born just a couple of weeks before I left. Of Kate's 7 nieces and nephews, he was the only one whose birth I was present for. I watched a family … Continue reading Absence doesn’t change the status of the heart all that much, as it turns out

On friendship, community, and saying goodbye

This week has been an emotional one. I have ricocheted between fear, excitement, sadness, and calm...all in a single day. Just to fall asleep and start it all over again in the morning.  I have lived in Seattle for 15 months, which is the longest I have lived anywhere since high school. And while, by … Continue reading On friendship, community, and saying goodbye