The Middle East: Israel, Palestine & Jordan

The Middle East: Israel, Palestine & Jordan

Hello! or shall I say, Marhaban!

Pardon my very long disappearance. I wanted to wait until the end of my time in the Middle East to blog in hopes of having a well rounded post about the entire experience. But, upon leaving and traveling to the next country I haven’t been able to connect my laptop to wifi until now. So that is my lame excuse, take it or leave it. Continue reading “The Middle East: Israel, Palestine & Jordan”

Love > Fear: Political thoughts from a girl who is not a politician.

Love > Fear: Political thoughts from a girl who is not a politician.

I have remained fairly quiet on social media throughout the election/inauguration because everyone has the right to their own views & I haven’t ever felt it my place to disrespect that or challenge that. At least not on Facebook.

So this isn’t me taking a political stance. Continue reading “Love > Fear: Political thoughts from a girl who is not a politician.”

More About My 9-5

More About My 9-5

63.5 million. The number of forcibly displaced people worldwide right now.

21.3 million of that number are people classified as refugees. 10 million stateless people – no home, title or identity. This is the largest refugee crisis our world has seen since WW2, a crisis I did not educate myself on nearly enough or even put much thought into until recently when it became my job. Until these numbers were no longer just a statistic but became actual faces with names and stories. This is my job but it is so much more than just a job to me. I have formed relationships with these people and I hold them in my heart every day.

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Diary of a New “Mom”

Diary of a New “Mom”

I am not a teen mom.

But most days here I tend to feel a bit like one.

Don’t get me wrong I babysat plenty throughout junior high and high school and have a huge heart for children, but I have never really lived with kids so young, 24/7 in my life. And it is a whole new sticky world for me…. seriously why is everything always sticky?

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