Welcome!

“The people you love will change you,
The things you have learned will guide you,
And nothing on earth can silence,
The quiet voice still inside you.
And when that voice starts to whisper,
‘You’ve come so far,’
Listen, do you know who you are?”

– Moana

This space is about who I am, where I’ve been and where I will go.

I have had an extremely full life. I often feel like I have lived 3 lifetimes, and I’m not yet 30. I have many stories, trials and triumphs, and I want to share this wonderfully crazy mess with you.

On this site, I hope to share with you things in my life that greatly impact me and that I am passionate about. I have 6 main topics I want to post about, and I will do my best to rotate evenly through them so there is a variety of content.

Travel: My biggest passion is life is travel. I love to plan it, research it, and do it. I also love to help others to research, plan and do. To date, I have visited 30 countries. I have done everything from camping in beautiful Colorado, hiking Vietnamese rice fields, snorkeling tropic waters, riding on elephants in Thailand, zip-lining over rain forests, backpacking through Europe, boogie boarding in California and so much more. I have traveled with family, friends, my husband and solo and have a variety of experiences to share. I hope you enjoy looking at my past and can use me as a resource for when you travel as well.

Mental Health: Mental health is such an important topic that we seem to speak so little about in America. Not only are there many challenges living with mental issues, but also support and help out there through connections with other people. I want you to know that whatever you’re dealing with, you’re not alone. Personally, I have several mental health issues I want to share and address on this site. Throughout my life, I have been diagnosed with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, Trichotillomania, Proprioceptive Hypersensitivity, PTSD and Depression. Some of these things are more under control than others, and some affect me more than others. Hopefully my experiences can help someone who is struggling or knows someone who is.

Crafts: I love to create. Doing things with my hands, including art and cooking food, brings me much joy. I am a Pinterest addict and love learning new skills. 

Classroom: I am a teacher, and I just finished my 5th year of teaching. One of the best resources teachers have are other teachers. I want to share things like classroom management, crafts, organization, visuals, lesson plans, funny stories and helpful ideas.

Faith: I am a Christian and am fully in love with the Lord. I am not ashamed of it, but I will not shove it in your face either. I personally believe I never want to do anything that will put up a wall for someone else to get to know God. Everything in my life could not have happened without my relationship with God, so in order to be open and honest with you about my life, I will also be open and honest about my Faith.

Uncategorized: My last category is to gather anything I feel doesn’t fit into a previously mentioned category, but I still wanted to share with you. This can be anything from product reviews, life events, upcoming excitements and just plain old life.

Hopefully this blog with bring you as much joy as it does me!

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