The Summer I married Justin Roth

Yet again, I find myself reflecting. This time feels so different – leaving Alaska with no positive return date seems quite daunting, but another part of me feels at peace with all of this. God shows up so differently in Alaska than when I am at school. I am not consistently surrounded with obvious outpourings…

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The End of an Era

How long has it been? The last time I sat down to write anything that wasn’t strictly fluff was in March and even then I don’t know if I was feeling it totally. January marked the one year anniversary of my blogging journey and I had a chance to reflect on what I have published…

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Patience is a Virtue

Is it just me or does it feel like we are all traveling in time WAY faster than we should be? I feel like I was just packing my bags for my second semester in Phoenix when in reality that was two months ago! Time stops for no one and we all just do our…

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What’s Next?

For those of you who have been with me on this journey from the beginning of 2018, thank you. When I hear that someone has read my latest blog post it brings me so much joy. I don’t think that anything I write will have a dramatic impact on anyone’s life, but I am also…

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I Don’t Want To Adult Today

I am currently sitting at a tire shop by myself. Why, you ask? Because I got my first ever flat tire just two days ago. If I were in Alaska I would have just called my handyman fiancé to come and help me change my tire, but unfortunately he is across the country so I…

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Just Like That

Another day, another…. FINAL!!! I am officially done with classes, assignments, and all thing GCU for the rest of 2018. I have so many things I want to write about between now and the new year, but as usual, time catches up with me and I cannot seem to get ahead of the game once…

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Shaken

Wow. Yesterday a 7.2 earthquake hit Alaska, my home, the place where 18 years of my memories came from. Alaska felt the largest earthquake since 1964. I can’t imagine what that must have been like to be in a place with no shelter, or to have things falling left and right all around you. I…

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Falling in Love with this Awesome Chili!

Is it possible that Alaska actually has a fall? Hear me out. My whole life I have loved the one-month period of time where the whole world changes colors. I loved every second of jumping into the oversized pile of freshly fallen leaves, the oversized down jackets my mother made Hannah and I wear, and…

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Our Story

If my readers are my friends, you probably already know the story of Justin and I. We aren’t the type to be flashy with our relationship so this is a bit weird for me to write about us, but I feel it is appropriate with our new relationship status: ENGAGED!! It is not the most…

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Food for Thought

Yet again, it has been a while since I sat down and wrote about anything for my blog. I have been working hard to manage my time and thus new life I find myself in. Studying has quickly become hardwired into my schedule this semester. After two years, I am finally diving into classes that…

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