So Much More Than a Random Road Trip // Omaha, Nebraska

So much more than a random road trip. This piece is broken up into 4 parts: PRE-TRIP (what). TRIP (so-what). REFLECTION (now what). CLOSING THOUGHT (just that). PRE TRIP: (what). During Winter Break 2016 the Volunteer Center at Central Michigan University sent roughly 18 Alternative Break (AB) trips all across the states. Sign ups for … More So Much More Than a Random Road Trip // Omaha, Nebraska

Father’s Day

“Father’s Day noun. 1. a day, usually the third Sunday in June, set aside in honor of fathers.” It’s a celebratory time for most, but (in reality) not everyone is blessed with an earthy father that is actively present in their lives. That’s where this song steps in. It’s written by the group Beasts of … More Father’s Day

Adventures in Michigan: Mackinaw and Mackinac *

I look forward to summer because summer means road trips, traveling, adventures, my sister, Jesus, camping, and Pure Michigan. When all of these favorites of mine combine in upmost harmony, you can believe that I am one giddy gal filled with excitement, love, and pure bliss. My sister had just finished her last days of … More Adventures in Michigan: Mackinaw and Mackinac *

Gaining Confidence One Ounce at a Time (but not how expected)

  •THE BEST WAY TO GAIN CONFIDENCE IS TO DO THINGS YOU ARE AFRAID OF DOING• Those infamous words of Swati Sharma are not taken lightly, especially for one who has struggled with self confidence for a long time running. So, I did a thing. Last semester I was approached by a fellow CMU student … More Gaining Confidence One Ounce at a Time (but not how expected)

{YAY RA!}

During my sophomore year at Central Michigan University I took on the adventure of being a resident assistant in one of the residence halls on campus. An RA holds a spectacular paraprofessional staff position that is full of adventures, meaningful relationships, and challenges that allow for growth beyond measure. As an RA you plan various … More {YAY RA!}

Challenge Accepted – LeaderShape Institute 2016

After arriving home from college less than 24 hours ago, I hopped back in a vehicle to make the drive to Albion College. 120+ students from Central Michigan University were already there, wrapping up Day 1 of the LeaderShape Institute. I had been asked by CMU Leadership Institute to help facilitate the Challenge Course during Day 2 … More Challenge Accepted – LeaderShape Institute 2016