19 August 2016

Sometimes life just gets away from you...

Life happens and that's a-okay.

I came home from Poland almost two weeks ago and survived yet another World Youth Day pilgrimage, although it definitely came with its own set of challenges this time around for me (another story for another time ;). 
No matter what, I still wouldn't have changed a moment of the journey.

Wanna get an inside peek?? Check out a video documenting our journey here
Who's ready for #Panama2019?! Hello malaria pills and boiling water!

Less than a week after coming home from Poland, I moved into my new apartment. I am mostly unpacked and looking forward to making it into a cozy, sweet sanctuary for myself. It is the first time I have ever really lived on my own because I lived with my parents until I had gotten married.
So this is just another step on a new adventure for me:)

I have been really blessed by making some new friends, specifically other Catholic young women who find themselves in a similar situation like me. There is something sacred and powerful when you realize you're not the only one walking a particular path. 
My annulment is moving forward and I am really grateful (and surprised!) for the healing process that has been for me too.

I was offered and turned down a job potential where it would have been a good career move + higher salary, but at the end of the day I just didn't have peace about it. I am really excited for another year of youth ministry to kick off in the next few weeks and am excited for what God has in store!

While summer has been full and felt crazy sometimes, it has been good to laugh with friends, relax, read good books, and explore new, funky coffee shops...

Thanks Cris for taking!! :)

Right now I am just trying to stay focused with training for the Detroit Half Marathon in mid-October and finish unpacking/settling in my new place.

Life is in a good place...even if its not where I thought I'd ever be:)

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  1. I want you to know that you are one of my favorite people😊

  2. So glad that the trip went well!I love the video. The pictures of Pope Cake made me want to sit back in that square in Wadowiche and eat it (I've made homemade Pope Cake before, but it's nothing like the actual stuff in Poland) It looks like y'all got pretty close to the pope! That is so awesome!!

    Congrats on moving into your new apartment! I'm excited that you'll get to arrange it into a cute little home for yourself :) I'm so glad to hear that things are moving along smoothly with the annulment, and that you've had a good summer! Funky coffee shops are the best :)


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