There is a lot of points in my life that mean different things to me. Days that everything changed, moments where I felt like I finally figured it out.

But nothing will ever compare to Costa Rica.

That trip, I finally found me.

It took a little to realize it and it may have only been in retrospect.

However, that journey taught me more about friendship, independence, love, happiness, and myself more than anything in my life has ever been able to do.

It was a wake up call and a realization that I am my own person.

I have always loved to travel and am so blessed to have seen what I have.

That trip though, it was more than that.

Pura Vida.

Come back.


Wow, its been so long since I’ve written. I’m blissfully happy in a relationship and quite frankly haven’t needed this blog to sort out my feelings. But I miss writing. I miss sitting down and having no idea what I’m going to say and just end up writing things I didn’t even know I felt. I want to make a come back.

This will probably be a whole lot different than how I wrote in the past. Getting over a break up and finding myself.

I am going to start my journey in the professional world. This time next week, I will have my first official day as a student teacher. Its probably the most exciting, nerve-wracking, incredible feeling I’ve ever had. I cannot believe its finally here. I’ve worked 3 1/2 years for this and its here. The beginning of my adult life is starting in a week.

And I have no idea how to feel about that. 

I hope you come on my journey to find out.



If you told me a year ago what my life would be like today, I would have thought you were crazy. Its amazing how much can change in a year or even six months. If I even think back to before this semester started, I’m a much different person now than I was then. I cannot even begin to explain how much some people have impacted my life in such a short amount of time. It really is crazy to think about. Two years ago I was just starting my college experience as a shy girl with a boy back home who was ready for a new start. I don’t think I got that start until this year, when I finally left my past and my home back where they belong. I’ve finally come out of my shell and been the fun crazy girl I had all cooped up inside. I have decided that I will say yes to most things that come my way. While this has been benefical to me in some areas, it has hurt me in others. I am a whole new person and I am still trying to find myself and my way. I really would like it if people didn’t judge me on the decisions I’ve made while making this journey. I believe that if I make a mistake, as long as change what I do in the present, nobody has a right to look down on me. Life is a journey and about learning from experience, right? My journey has only begun.