Hi. I’m 25, a graduate student, and a big advocate of coffee and over-sized sweaters. I am dangerously close to completing my master’s degree in counseling (August 2016), which has been a delightfully paradoxical journey – because as I learned about how to care for and be there for others, my journey simultaneously became one of intense self-growth, self-care, and self-love.
I am endlessly curious about others (hence becoming a professional question-asker and emotion-reflector), and I love all things related to travel, art, friends, and introspection – which, for me, largely takes place through writing things like this blog, spending time in nature, and painting colorful pictures. I have many grand ideas about changing the world, but changing the world of a few tends to be more than enough – mostly, as long as I can reach, teach, learn from, and/or connect with others, I’m a happy camper.
For now, I’m happily content being a twenty-something with big plans, an adorable son, lots of paintbrushes, and a wonderfully supportive family and network of friends. One day I hope to write a book about all of this, but in the meantime, I’ll settle for typing out my endless stream of thoughts (that I greatly thank you for taking the time to read) and making people laugh with my sparkling wit and delightful sense of humor (and modesty).
It’s been a journey has been one of ups and downs, triumphs and mistakes, and mostly just the beauty and pain of being human, and experiencing life and many forms of love. Luckily, I am a firm believer that the beauty is almost always in the mess.
“Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage. Truth and courage aren’t always comfortable, but they are never weakness.” ~Brené Brown