Beef Jerky

A bit of sweat perched on my upper lip. My hair, sticking to my neck, has volume unknown to me in the States. Curly, wild, and hot. I need a hair tie. I brush my lip with the top of my hand and shuffled through my sack for something to pull my hair back with. […]

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Pura Vida

I’ve been leaving behind pieces of clothing and product as I travel about. Not only am I literally bothered by a heavy backpack but I’m also figuratively uninterested in carrying around any extra baggage; worries, fear, or anything of the sort. But like a little girl born from the sea, I can’t help but to […]

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Viajar Sola

July 1st Day Nine: Hot and sticky from the humidity and fully rested, I crawled out of bed and made my way to the market to buy some ingredients for breakfast. And then, naturally, I made my way to the beach. A new group of hostel friends that had just made it to the island a […]

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Island Road Trip

June 27th Day Five: ROADTRIP! Let me introduce you to two amazing girls that us Colorado babes met at the hostel in Old San Juan. Felice and Genevieve invited Allison, Audrey and I on a weekend road trip about the beautiful island. So on Saturday morning we dragged our butts out of bed and were […]

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Pura Locura

June 23rd Day One: My mouth feels like I have dry swallowed a packet of Ramen shrimp flavouring. I’m walking beef jerky; the magical flying air boat sucked the moisture right out of me. I started my travels in Colorado monday night. I’ll spare the dehydrating details, but it’s noon here in Puerto Rico and […]

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Dear Diary

Scribbles From a Little Pink-Paisley Diary   03/20th: “& we’re off-jets roaring in my ears and I couldn’t be more excited.” “…vamos juntos a El Espino.” 03/21st: “I like people & interactions & English & Spanish & listening & learning & feeling all of these feelings that I can feel.” 03/22nd: “Serendipity.” 03/23rd “Love your […]

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The 365 Day Sentiment

REFLECTION: Pt. 1 It’s so easy to get caught up in future forward forever & forthcoming. It’s our nature to be tangled in tomorrows and twisted in to-dos.. But tonight I part into the past. One year ago I embarked on an unforgettable adventure. Pt. 2 U.S.A: Responsibility felt like hot stones in my pocket I […]

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Climbing at Ouray Ice Park

The Ouray Ice Park is incredible. Thanks to the Outdoor Program at CMesaU I got to visit the ice park to get an ice climbing training from the ever talented and knowledgeable Ryan Dutch. I never could have imagined climbing my way to the top of a frozen summit, but I did…and I think sometime soon […]

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Connected Universe

I needed money..and I needed it bad. I was studying abroad in the south of Spain and had been there for a few months. Traveling to different cities & countries gave me a wealth of new perspective, but it drained my bank account in a hurry. Interestingly enough, I had this strange bit of peace […]

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Voy

My heart beats fast as a new opportunity weaves it’s golden fibers into my life. For the past few years Mesa Catholic Ministries has been partnering with the Foundation for Cultural Exchange to go to El Espino, El Salvador for immersion trips. My dear friend Mary was lucky enough to go on one of the immersion trips last Spring Break. At […]

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