Sometimes there are hard days

Today, I have a sad story to tell. Being away from home is really hard. And in this world where information travels faster than people can even figure out the truth, it's even harder than it would have been if I made this journey 30 years ago. Since I left, I have loved being here. … Continue reading Sometimes there are hard days

How long has it been?

I can't believe it's almost been a month. In fact, in just 8 days I will have survived my whole first month living in Jyväskylä. It's been amazing. And it's only going to get better, I can feel it. This last week has been such an adventure! Saturday, I went to Laajis Adventure Park, Sunday … Continue reading How long has it been?

Autumn is coming!

Today, on the bike ride to the school, there were orange leaves on the sidewalks. I'm so excited. Fall is my favorite time of year because I love sweater weather, the rosy cheeks, a warm drink in my hand, the accompanying fantasy novel, and above it all, the changing colors. I am so blessed to … Continue reading Autumn is coming!

And so completes Camp Chippewa Week 9, 2017

Summer camp is over. Gah, it's been a ride! This summer has been so special. From sleeping out under the stars, to creating the perfect chaco tan, to building up a bracelet collection of 35 (!!!). From the first week when everyone was timid and unsure we knew what we were doing, all the way … Continue reading And so completes Camp Chippewa Week 9, 2017

It’s Summertime! (An update)

Hello there! This blog comes to you in three parts: Finland, Emporia, and Camp, I'll start with the shortest story and work my way up. Yay! (Ps, I'm sorry it's been so long, I promise these will becoming more regular and WEEKLY the closer I get to August.) Finland So. I am happy to say … Continue reading It’s Summertime! (An update)


Today was a day to recharge. I only had once class today. It was a test day so the class was short. So I spent most of today napping. It felt pretty good to just reset. Tonight I had a bible study back home. It was the last night of a four part study about … Continue reading Recharging