• Life After AmeriCorps

    I’ve been back home from AmeriCorps for little over two months now and I still can’t get over the feeling that soon I’ll have to go back. After being gone for 10 months, my team became my family, and the…

  • The Ancient Zen Practice of SOJI

    Zen Practice SOJI is a zen word originating from the Buddhist Monks. The practice is simple. After morning meditation, all members are assigned a basic cleaning task on the Temple grounds (Sweep the hallway, clean the walls, polish the windowpanes).…

  • Why I Relay for Life

    Why I Relay for Life I am a Survivor. For the better half of my life, I have been ashamed of this fact without really having a reason why. I was the sole person among my friends that did not…

  • Weekend Camping on Benbrook Lake, Texas- Part 2

    Hey Loves! First off, I just want to extend my gratitude to anyone reading this. It’s been a while since I posted anything on my blog and I appreciate all the continued support. The last two months have been crazy…

  • How To Live Deliberately

    I still remember the day when I discovered none of us are guaranteed a tomorrow. I was laying on my brother’s vacant bed with my mother and I had just asked her why there was a large, white scar across…

  • Weekend Camping on Benbrook Lake, Texas- Part 1

    And Other Fort Worth Attractions By now, my hunny and I are used to stolen moments. Back in July 2017, I began a 10-month commitment with AmeriCorps, in order to serve my country and help disaster survivors along-side FEMA. (Read…

  • How I learned to Love Writing Again

    Life Lessons From a Life Passion Creating a New Beginning Re·nais·sance (noun) a movement or period of vigorous artistic and intellectual activity; rebirth, renewal

  • FEMA Corps: Is It Worth It?

    Since the end of July 2017, I have been enrolled in a program called FEMA Corps. In essence, FEMA Corps is a 10-month-long, team-based commitment to national service and the neighborhoods of America. For the last 7 months, my team…

  • Ghost Stories from Hurricane Harvey

    Real Accounts of the Survivors of Port Aransas, Texas At the beginning of August 2017, myself and my team of 8 other people were sent to Port Aransas, Texas to assist FEMA with their Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts. What we…