Employed and living in a new town for a while now. It’s been a whirlwind and oh so exciting. Some new event or problem has had the habit of popping up and stopping me from completing any projects lately, not to mention the midwest cold being a damper on absolutely everything. I have so many ideas in mind for the spring and summer, though. I can’t wait to get back into the swing of things.



I’ve been reading the new years posts on all the blogs I subscribe to and the authors all seem to have had a great year. I suppose it would make sense for people who have successful blogs to have had a great year, otherwise they probably wouldn’t be blogging, would they? Personally, 2013 was my worst year to date and I’m glad it’s over. I’m going to commit to making my 2014 as different from the past year as possible.



I’m a Midwesterner who, after attending an awesome liberal arts college, decided to join the Lutheran Volunteer Corps to suspend time before having to actually try my hand at adulthood. I was placed with L’Arche Tahoma Hope, a faith-based community of adults with developmental disabilities, in Tacoma, WA.

As my time as a full-time volunteer comes to an end, I’m doing the typical twenty-something thing and moving back to Missouri to spend some time with my parents for a spell while searching for a meaningful job in Cape Girardeau, MO. During this time, I’ll be aiding my parents in dismantling their pet store and preparing our house to be put on the market.

Also during this time, I hope to become more organized and pick up a variety of good habits and skills. This space is where I will start: with keeping a record of my progress in moving halfway across the country, finding a job that suits me, learning new things, exploring various interests, and keeping sane.



Very Optimistic and Not Particularly Ordered Objectives:

  • Become a better writer
  • Become more organized
  • Learn to Sew/Knit/Crotchet
  • Chronicle Daily Life (Moving/Projects/Artwork/Job Searching)
  • Become More Informed
  • Be Healthy
  • Explore
  • Quit being so curt