Whew, these past few months have been a whirlwind of doing a whole lot while also doing a whole lot of nothing. I spent my last 6 weeks of undergrad taking classes remotely, graduated via Facebook live, and started my “big girl” job. I also spent a lot of time taking socially distant walks with the dog, laughing with my family, and sitting on … Read More Quarantine Favorites
A few days ago, I listened to a podcast episode that really refreshed my spirit and perspective. November can be a tough month of the year; the end of the day seems to arrive faster with early sunsets, cold weather brings sniffles and sneezes, and the end of the year work rush sets in. I know I’ve been relying more and more on Venti … Read More May We Never Lose Our Wonder…
I mentioned in last week’s post how I’ve been learning to navigate a new routine this summer while working my first internship. This is something that I think I really underestimated as I am working locally and living in my family home. This certainly took a lot of pressure off to find safe and affordable housing for the summer on my own, but the … Read More Finding Your Rhythm
I was supposed to run my third half marathon in August. Last week, I changed my registration to only run the 10k.
Lately I have been noticing my constant demand for efficiency that I place on myself. I get frustrated with traffic when I am traveling from one place to another. I delay my lunch break at work to finish a task completely, even though my body is telling me that I am hungry. I check my email in between weight lifting sets at the gym. … Read More Efficiency is Not Always the Answer
This past weekend, a seminarian that I have known since I was in junior high was ordained a priest, and celebrated his first mass at our home parish on Sunday. It was a beautiful day, not just for Fr. Dan, but for our entire parish; it marked the 7th consecutive ordination of a priest from my parish in 7 years. Wow!! Fr. Dan has always … Read More Who Do You Say He Is?
I have not been able to concentrate all day after hearing the news of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris catching fire earlier today. My afternoon in the library, initially intended to get some homework done, was in actuality spent scrolling through countless news articles and French news station Twitter accounts. My heart grew heavier and I got more emotional the longer I watched … Read More Notre Dame, our Lady
I recently joined a small faith group at the parish I attend at school, focused on growing in our roles as Catholic college women. It is absolutely brilliant, and easily the highlight of my week. The group of women that come as they are for an hour of real talk on living a life of grace and guided by Christ is inspiring; I leave … Read More Walk By Faith: The Beauty of Being a Catholic Woman
I LOVE to read. Ever since I was little, I have always enjoyed getting totally lost in a good story, painting my own picture of the characters, setting, etc. in my head. This past winter break, I flew through four books while I was home, and it was awesome. Unfortunately, between classes, homework, my job, and extracurriculars, I have found it extremely difficult to … Read More Books I’m Loving
Last night, I attended a women’s retreat hosted by the Catholic Campus Ministry board at my school. While I consider myself active in my faith, it had been a minute since I had attended a retreat, and let me tell you, this one could not have come at a better time. The gift to disconnect from the world and reconnect with God was appreciated. … Read More Girl UP
About a week ago, I received my weekly email from a health and fitness blogger that I follow. In her post, she was discussing the importance of kindness, centering her post around a friend’s Instagram caption, quoted below: “Something I’ve been thinking about a lot lately is this idea that our feelings// emotional state does not need to guide our actions. Being kind is … Read More Kindness Matters
In the midst of a heavy work schedule, mountains of homework, and a few exams and quizzes to study for, I made the decision that a week of less distractions would be beneficial. So, at 7 p.m. last Thursday, I posted one last Snapchat story, and then proceeded to log out of my Snapchat, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter accounts. Because some clubs that I’m … Read More Logged Out for a Week