Was 2020 ever a dumpster truck fire???? Every time I think about this past year, I remind myself that I am truly living in the midst of history being made — a time that will go down in the books as one of the most historically chaotic times in our lives. So here we are, in the eye of the storm in this little blip looking out to the rest of eternity. Gosh, 2020 was so hard for so many reasons — the election nonsense, loving and losing, COVID hysteria, searching for jobs and houses in a pandemic…more than once…the…


I’ve been in the DMV region for a little over a year now. I’m sitting down and processing all of it — the highs and lows and the reflection of life as a post-graduate. When I got to Maryland last year, I had these wild expectations of meeting all of these fun city people and rallying around a circle that just brings me into their life and everything is happiness. How it turned out didn’t really look that way. And I reflected on my time in college for a comparison — only then did I realize that it quite actually…


It has been one full trip around the sun since I pulled up in my white Ford Escape in the far-away state of Maryland for the first time. And before I begin, I will provide full disclosure that this post will be sappy and reminiscent, adjectives used to describe me even on a particularly bland day. I’ve dug myself into the deep abyss of my past blog and journal entries, very much reflecting on how my perspectives have changed over time. When I first arrived in DC, I only thought I was going to stay here for summer 2019. After…


Hello everyone. I return to you from a writing hiatus that has lasted three months too long. “What have you been up to?”, you ask. Oh, you know, European travels, entering the desert, and quarantining. All that’s to say, I have missed communicating what’s been going on through this ~medium~ and hope to connect with each of you while we all have more time than normal to take a step back. 2020 has come to be something that is much different than we all expected, but let us all come together in these uncertain times of the coronavirus outbreak. …


Another decade is upon us and we all watch in anticipation as to what this New Year will bring. My friends are getting married, having a child, going to graduate school, continuing to work, etc. I will be turning 23, traveling to Europe, and starting a new job. I am hopeful that 2020 is full of a little less loss and grief & can be a place where I find myself in a deeper company of the Lord. Happy New Year my sweet friends!

Dog days are over

My internship in the U.S. Senate was completed and we all got…


Home

From an excerpt of a post on the Young Catholic Woman,

It’s true that we all die, but right now, we must live with the heavy and glorious knowledge that Heaven is just a breath away. This is the important thing, I think: longing for Heaven must be felt. We must allow this thirst for our true home to grow in us. There is real pain in this world, but there is also real beauty. It is our sacred duty to hold these things in tension. We must be like Mary at the foot of the Cross, contemplating her…


In this moment, I feel that I should have began this writing before now. Too much has happened and things are fun and exciting, okay! I will make an effort to limit myself in what is mentioned out of respect for the objective at hand. Let’s go, y’all.

Moving, again

St. Joseph vibes

I moved to a different part of Maryland and had my very own Bob the Builder moment as I constructed my dresser, dining table and chairs, and wall shelf. Thank you, manuals and no thank you, loose screws and table legs. I am a full-time adult when I furnish my…


It is in these few days of summer intermission that I will update all things ~blog~. Since I wrote last, I have been faced with endings, beginnings, trial, and prevail that I will detail below. Currently, I am gathering the collection of my belongings in Florida, which will return to MD in extra large packing boxes through the unmentionable American Airlines.

The Trish Tour

Behold, The Trish Ryan visited one weekend in July. She had much fun beholding me while I tried to sort myself out. My favorite part was returning to the John Paul II Shrine and very much praying through his…


Welcome to the second installation of this blog that has truly gone viral. Kick back and enjoy a look into the past two and a half weeks in the life.

The Gannon’s

Maria and Mitch got hitched. Thanks Mr. & Mrs. Gannon for choosing the most opportune time in my life to get married. May 26, 2019 — a day full of beauty, the sacraments, long walks on the beach, and Mitch’s techno dance that truly popped off. My friends became one and are literally bound to one another until death do them part. I’m sorry, but what?

Tina Woods

Recent UF grad. Figuring out how to work this whole Washington D.C thing.

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