Why every twenty-something should travel to a new city alone

This month, I took a big venture and accepted the opportunity of a lifetime. With just three weeks to plan, I decided to travel solo to NEW YORK CITY for an affordable, future-related offer I could not resist (more details on that, in an upcoming post). I’ll admit, in the busy weeks leading up to the trip, I was entirely stressed and freaked out. I booked my flights from LA at …

The Pope’s Angelus

“Faith is not a light which scatters all our darkness, but a lamp which guides our steps in the night and suffices for the journey. To those who suffer, God does not provide arguments which explain everything; rather, his response is that of an accompanying presence, a history of goodness which touches every story of suffering and opens up a ray of light.” – Pope Francis (Lumen Fidei, June 29, …

Set a fire.

Set a fire down in my soul / That I can’t contain & I can’t control / I want more of You, God So I know it’s been a while, & I apologize for that. Thoroughly. (So much for achieving my writing goals and keeping my promises.) I have been so inspired, shaken, broken in, and overwhelmed all at once over the past few weeks… it’s a little murky and hard to …