This summer, I enjoyed an amazing adventure with a group of friends in Valentine, NE, home to the Niobrara River. This area is the definition of a hidden gem. We set off in the afternoon with nine adventurous souls and their tubes roped together. Our friend's outdoorsy pup led the way. The river itself was… Continue reading Do Go Chasing Waterfalls
Food is powerful. It can turn hangry into happy, cranky into chummy. Even biblical Esau gave up his entire future for a mouthwatering bowl of stew. You can't deny there's a carnal power hidden in food. So, why not use that to change the world? To achieve world peace. You're not seeing the correlation? Allow… Continue reading How Food Can Help Us Achieve World Peace
State fairs always feel like a journey back in time to me. The celebration of agricultural successes, the "screw health!" cuisine, the historic buildings full of sweating spectators...it's all a little nostalgic. Even the kids playing in street fountains makes me think of the days before AC, when water was the only way to cool… Continue reading Traveling Back in Time at The State Fair
Olympian Aurimas Didžbalis may not have won silver, but he definitely won our hearts.
I've been told I have square feet. By multiple people. My grandma literally busted out laughing when my boyfriend pointed out how square they are and she looked down to confirm. Having spent my whole life with these boxy little cuties, I never noticed. And that's not my only unique bodily quirk... 1. Uncontrollable eye… Continue reading Square feet & 6 other “normal” quirks
Blog awards never get old. Being honored with the acknowledgement that your grasp on writing stands out, your content is intriguingly exceptional, that you capture people's attention enough to make them want more; that's an incredible distinction! I love how the blog world seeks to help one another by supporting talented writers through comments, awards… Continue reading 11 Q&As (Liebster Award)
College after high school: Check! Medium sized, public college a state or two away: Kind of check. I went to a small, private college associated with my church and couldn't be happier with my choice! I made incredible, life-long friends and had unforgettable experiences. I was correct in my prediction of going to college a… Continue reading My 13-year-old vision for where I’d be by now