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About A City.

July 23, 2016

July 22, 2016 Sometimes you have to leave a place – like for a good while – and then come back to it – for a short while – to notice things about it you never ever realized in the 7+ years you lived there. And I did, notice some things about a city I called home for a few different chapters of my life. But I think more so I realized some things about myself… I experienced some of…

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a day of rest Bigger 2016 From my journal mornings like this

Leave the Wrinkles.

July 17, 2016

From my journal. July 17, 2016 A wrinkly, made bed is still a made bed. I’m remembering the greater importance of waking up slowly to the day. Allowing the day’s plans to mix with my own. This morning encouraged me to a second cup of coffee as I watched the flowers begin to stand a little straighter, a bit taller. And surely all of those things are far more important than spending silly time de-wrinkling the lines on bed sheets.…

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Chicago adventures faith From my journal

The Rainbow.

January 13, 2016

This blog tends to be a bit of a mixed bag. Perhaps that’s why I have such a hard time answering the ever-common question, “Well what kind of blog is it?” Often times I’ll answer with “Lifestyle” but it always makes me feel pretty uncomfortable considering in no way shape or form am I deeming myself qualified enough to say to others, “Hey, this is how you do life, ok?” I mean really, I wouldn’t even say that I myself…

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From my journal the babes

Cleopatra Heals.

May 12, 2015

Animals are incredible healers, you know. They are. Most anyone who has ever rescued a pet will at one point in their life say or think, I don’t know who rescued who and I’ve always loved that notion, because it’s so true. The rescuing doesn’t always happen in a way that’s grand or some huge memorable moment though. Sometimes the rescuing happens over time. I grew up fortunate enough to always be surrounded by animals. Many of them wild, but I…

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beautiful places From my journal


September 18, 2014

Well, loves? I really want to thank you all for sticking with me this past week/two weeks! Not having internet (other than at Starbucks) was surprisingly difficult (I know, first world problems). I felt quite out of my routine though, and very behind on my blog reading and writing. Needless to say, I’m very ready to get back to things. Quite a few of you asked if I would be sharing any of my parents’ stories or pictures from Kenya…

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