"Crisis sweeps into our life and forces us to hold up our life and let everything fall away that we thought we needed, so that we can find out what's left over." -Glennon Melton Doyle

I've been going nonstop since High School when I took summer school so that I could take 4 years of both Italian and Spanish with all the rest of my general education requirements.

This is the first time in my life that I'm slowing down, surrendering, and giving myself space to allow myself to create-- without expectations, pressure, or deadlines. Double major in college while working two jobs and interning to working 7 days a week in NYC (non-profit worker by day, restaurant worker by night/weekend) to the Peace Corps with countless community projects, to running my own non-profit and carrying the weight of an entire village in Mozambique on my shoulders.

Compassion fatigue has set in, and the only way to get out of it is to surrender. To do what I love and to take care of myself. Sharing my stories help bring me back to where I want to be. This is my fuel. I'm ready for a new journey, and I can't wait to see how it unfolds. <3