Exhale and run

I'm thinking through the need to live by "to thine own self be true" surrendered to "my food is to do the will of the One who sent me." I'm not 100% sure of how that works but then I'm not 100% sure of too many things and that isn't a prerequisite. The unknown will …

Figuring It Out (day 2)

At some point in your research about writing, you'll read a chapter or an article that highlights effective ways to utilize personal experiences. I'm not sure if it's possible to never take lessons or other experiences from your life as you explore a topic in a creative fashion. The chapter or article will eventually share …

Figuring It Out (day 1)

Labels can also be freeing. That's what I've experienced over the last couple of months as I've attempted to regularly unpack community, one of my core values. It has now become the exploration of life as a third culture kid.

never satisfied

Today has been quite the mix of activities. It began as usual, waking up with the "It can't possibly be time to get up!" feeling. It included breakfast with my family and then an unplanned (for me) trip to Atlanta to drop off my older sister. She'd considered taking Groome but my dad insisted on …

…be the same

I just remembered a poem I wrote in French while attending an immersion program the summer of 1999. Like a song, I repeated three lines that spoke to how the summer had changed me and to how different I was from classmates. I wrote it during the final week of six. And then I remembered …