Alright. I've put it off long enough. I'm one of those people who starts a million different things and then leaves them unfinished because I get excited about something else in the meantime, or I feel overwhelmed that I don't have enough time to do it justice (aka perfectly), so I put it off until … Continue reading paris essentials: a love story
This year certainly had its ups and downs. Having worked in college ministry, being back in grad school, and then being on a college ministry schedule again, I tend to view each year in terms of the school schedule (i.e., September-June) rather than the calendar year. Until now I haven't really reflected on 2018 as … Continue reading 2018 recap
The recap of the Jackson Tour of the US 2017 continues! To continue the timeline: July 9 - We flew straight from Seattle to Denver, and then hopped on a bus to Fort Collins July 10-14 - Whit had a training conference for leading his upcoming team to Paris, and I tried to manage our … Continue reading colorado
a visit with friends
Last week, some of our best friends from college came to visit. Bryan and Whit were roommates from sophomore to senior year, and while Adam and Whit didn't live together until they were both interns at Tech, they were close friends and the best man at each other's weddings. The trip started as Adam and … Continue reading a visit with friends
Looks like our weekly updates are going to be more like monthly updates! Here is what's been going on lately... As I had anticipated, having a routine again has been SO nice. The third or fourth day of my French classes (which are every day from 9am-1pm), I realized that the last time I had … Continue reading life lately
I thought I would start doing weekly (or semi-weekly) updates, because I'd like to keep you more connected with what's going on in my life, and it's fun to share the little things 🙂 I will try to keep up with these! Life Update It has been so great being back in France, this time … Continue reading life lately
coming up for air
Hey, friends! It's been awhile since I've even thought about writing a blog post - any free time I've had in the past, oh, six months, has been quickly gobbled up by trying to really rest. It was only yesterday that for the first time in six months I've felt like I been able to … Continue reading coming up for air
what is it like to move to france?
I wrote a little bit about how I've been feeling about our move in my last post, but I thought I would share a little more about what it's been like for us to move to Paris. This might be interesting for people thinking about moving overseas, or just for those of you who are … Continue reading what is it like to move to france?
Paris is Always a Good Idea
So, I have some big news... We are moving to France!! Eight years ago when I learned about the Paris office for our organization, I immediately put it on the top of my "dream staff life" jobs/locations. It sounded like the perfect blend of ministry for me, and it was the one location overseas that I … Continue reading Paris is Always a Good Idea
Life as a Grad Student
So, what's it like being in grad school? I determine my own schedule (for the most part), which is fun but difficult because I like to have fun in the middle of the day (read blogs, take a nap, go shopping, work out), but I have to be very self-disciplined if I want to get … Continue reading Life as a Grad Student