This year for New Year's, I'm so tempted to make another resolution about losing weight, getting my finances in order, finally running that marathon, painting more, or truly taking up cooking. Instead, my New Year's Resolution is to continue a promise I made myself back in May and live my life on purpose.
I'm giving myself the resolution of letting go. Letting go of all the expectations that people have for me. Letting go of the typical midwestern life that one should have at 28. Letting go of the societal pressures to stick to the mold. Letting go of the things that don’t bring me happiness and contentment.
When I signed up to travel to Tanzania with GIVE, I didn't know what to expect. I had always envisioned traveling to Africa for a volunteer opportunity, but what I found when I arrived was even more amazing than I anticipated.
After arriving on the island of Zanzibar, we settled into our hotel, Baby Bush Lodge, and then were off to see the school which we would be help building for the next ten days. During orientation, I was hooked on a few things that our leads told us stuck with me for the duration of the trip (by way of my journal).
A DIY on Making Giant Fringe as the Perfect Backdrop.
Normally a round of applause after a great performance would be sufficient, but what about that special backdrop to showcase their talents?No teensy stage is good enough, they need a backdrop!And what better for that, then GIANT FRINGE!
A year ago today, I stepped foot on the fourth continent in my goal to make it to all seven. The continent of South America. Location Lima, Peru. 12:15a.m. With three of my best friends, we went backpacking for just a week, but the number of adventures that we crammed in that time would astonish you.