Hey! It’s Thursday!

Today my heart feels so full to the brim.

It’s a beautiful day, I’m surrounded by the most incredible people, and I feel so grateful.

Today wise ole Mar Stutz told me “these moments demand your savoring” and she is 1000% right.

I can never explain exactly why I feel the way I do, but I’m pretty dang good at just letting it be felt.

Today rocks.

Tomorrow will too.

Much love,




Hi, I’m coming at you live from our AirBnB in Cusco.

The lights are off and my energy is still strangely high because life’s just so good.

Like ridiculously, incredibly, brings-me-to-tears good.

And the only thing I can ever think to say in the moment is “I’m so happy right now.” And I also think that’s enough.

Acknowledgment and appreciation for what is going on around me.

This quote stuck out to me again today in particular because I truly find it to be beautiful and moving.

Peru has been and will continue to be life changing.

My legs are more sore, my face is more burnt, and my heart is more full than they have been in a long time. 

Peru hasn’t exceeded or underserved my expectations that I had for it.

Instead, it’s been entirely different than I could’ve ever imagined.

And I’m so in love with that.

I am so happy right now.




full -3/12/16 edition 

Tomorrow Patrick and I leave for Peru.

I can’t explain how stupidly excited I am.

It’s so much more than a spring break vacation! Travel is always so much more than a vacation!

People that I’ve never met before. Cultures I’ve never experienced. Food I’ve never tried. Places I’ve never visited. Beautiful interactions I’ve never witnessed.

Tomorrow will be a long day of flying and Monday will be a long day of ground travel, but it’ll be more worth it than can be vocalized.

So much people watching. So many people and unique stories and lives. 

Traveling is always more.

I can’t wait to speak Spanish. I can’t wait to communicate with and observe others. I can’t wait to feel so at home while so far away.

My heart is so full. And we’re not even there yet! 

What a life this is, friends. So beautiful and wild and messy and real and worth it. So so so worth it.

We bought these tickets on October 26, 2015 on a whim. Truly. A day after finding them, they were purchased. 

Take the leap. Always. Let life change you in the way that it will.

Feel fully whatever it needs to throw at you. Don’t resist one ounce of that experience.

Life’s got a lot to teach us.

And I’ve never been so excited to learn. 

Much love,


hump day

Happy Wednesday! 

If you need me, I’ll be listening to Ophelia by The Lumineers (on repeat) and dreaming of being in far away places with foreign languages and new-to-me cultures.

Yippeykayay Hump Day!