Friends, Festivity, and Fellowship at the Coke 10k

Loud music reverberates from speakers, attempting to overpower the lesser noises of runner small-talk, the pounding shoes from warm-ups and dynamic stretching, and the overall din of athletes preparing themselves to race. The crowd of people gathered under a banner with “START” blazoned across in bold letters are a sea of colors and characters. From […]

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May Goals

Now that I am done with school, finally done writing pages upon pages of projects and papers, I decided for my May goals to focus on…writing. Ever since I was very young, I have loved to write. The first “book” I wrote was called Best Friends, and it was all about the adventures of me […]

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Done!

Done. Several times it felt like this day would never come, but today it did. I finished my last term for my Bachelor’s degree. The term officially ends on Sunday, and the graduation commencement is May 11, but I am done with my coursework, and now all I have to do is wait for grades […]

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Simple Activities with Baby

My focus for March was simplicity, and as with all of my monthly goals, I am still trying to keep them through the rest of the year. One thing I tried to focus on in March was single-tasking and focusing on what I was doing in the present. The area most important area for this […]

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April Goals

“The only way to have a friend is to be one” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson “A true friend is the greatest of all blessings, and that which we take the least care of all to acquire.” ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld My goal theme for April is friendships. I have made countless friends throughout my […]

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Mama at a Track Meet

Athletes milled about, jogging, jumping, stretching. The smell of the rubbery track and grassy field blended in the fresh air with the spicy scent of icy hot. “She looks like she’s fast. I wonder which event she’s running,” I thought to myself, immediately beginning to assess the competition. My stomach felt light and nervous. Then […]

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March Goals

February seemed to just fly by! I am late in posting these goals for March, but I still feel like it can’t really be March yet. The theme for my goals this month is Simplicity. I just began my final (!!) term of college, there is always housework and cooking to be done, and spring […]

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Mae is Six Months!

Where has the time gone? I think I blinked and now Mae is six months old. Half a year. Way too old. I haven’t posted many Mae updates, so I figured it was time for one! I am so blessed to be her Mama. Mae is the sweetest, happiest baby. She loves attention and she […]

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My Prayer Binder

Photo credit: unsplash.com A prayer journal is not the answer to a deeper, richer prayer life, but in my experience it helps. When I was a freshman in college I attended a workshop for a prayer binder led by one of my dear friends. I had attempted to keep various prayer journals and notebooks before, […]

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Two Little Things

Often it’s little things that make a big difference in life. I have so many huge things in my life that make it wonderful, but these are two “little” things that I am enjoying right now. Haaka I had heard of this before, then forgot about it. Mama told me about it when she saw […]

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