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The Road to Nowhere

With my job, I often find myself in the middle of what many people would call nowhere. I listened to a podcast once that said these places were really in the middle of somewhere. If you fly, you miss so many beautiful places. I have been blessed to drive quite a bit for my job and I get to see…

Level 54: the Long Boat

In a few weeks, I level up to level 54. Happy birthday to me! Fifty-four is going to be a great year. When I look back over the last 6 years, I realize just how amazing life is and how much God has really blessed me. Just when I think, “Life can’t get ANY better than this,” I look around…

Are You a Dreamer!?

I am a dreamer. I dream big and I dream small. I love to look at catalogs and dream about the places I could go with all the outdoor gear on each of the pages. I love to watch documentaries on the National Parks, all the beautiful places and all the beautiful creatures God created. I build bee houses for…

Mother’s Day

I had to drive almost 5 hours for work today–Mother’s Day–for work. Why!? We do what moms do. We work hard, we do what it takes to take care of our children and to make sure our children always have a place to call home. Almost 6 years ago, I wasn’t sure what I was. I felt like all the…

First Holy Communion Day

I drove to Ohio yesterday after I got some work done (~work never ends, because it went on all day and once I got to the hotel~). I love my job, though! The company I work for is AMAZING. As I was driving here for meetings, I was thinking about how this company is the opposite of the family I…

Charleston Light

I love lighthouses. The sea has always called to me and brings me such peace. I’ve visited lighthouses along the coast from Key West, Florida to Portland, Maine. I’ve also visited a few along the west and gulf coasts, as well. This past week, I was working in South Carolina and found myself fifteen minutes from Charleston Light, so I…

Dr. Mary’s Monkey

I finished two books in recent weeks. The most intriguing of which was, Dr. Mary’s Monkey: How the Unsolved Murder of a Doctor, a Secret Laboratory in New Orleans and Cancer-Causing Monkey Viruses Are Linked to Lee Harvey Oswald, the JFK Assassination and Emerging Global Epidemics. It takes place in New Orleans and the link between all of the above…

Shwachman-Diamond Syndrome Friend

A lot has been going on lately. I have had crazy work weeks from 60- 85 hrs in the recent months. This weekend I joked that I only worked 64 hours, not including 7 hours of drive time. I have bills to pay, so I work. I have been hiking, camping, cycling and kayaking in my “spare” time, but between…

Broken Promises

We’ve all heard the saying, “Don’t make promises you can’t keep.” Well, I haven’t ever broken a promise before and for the first time, I’m having to do something other than what I agreed to do. The last time I spoke to my dad, he asked me to be sure to personally bring his ashes to California for him. He…