I may quite possibly have the best job imaginable. If you didn’t know, I have been working at this pretty neat place in Okoboji, Iowa called Camp Foster since the first week of June and I will be here until the second week of August. I have always wanted to be a counselor at Camp […]

“To celebrate the fight, and make miracles happen.” When I first heard about Dance Marathon, I really didn’t understand the whole concept. I had been a part of other volunteer organizations, Nebraska Special Olympics, to be specific. I had experience raising thousands of dollars for something I truly cared about, but why would I dance […]

As the year is winding down, I keep thinking back to 2013 and what a whirl-wind of a year it’s been. It was one for the books. I learned a lot, loved a lot, and hurt (just a little.) I learned that thing’s don’t always turn out the way we planned, or the way we […]

Just recently I thought I was experiencing my quarter-life-crisis. After a day full of heavy sighing, I crawled into bed and laid under a quilt my mom made me when I left for college. As I laid there like a slug, the only thoughts running through my mind were all of my problems. My “#firstworldproblems,” […]

I haven’t given up on this, I promise. Life is more hectic than it’s ever been, but I secretly love it. Due to this, I haven’t had much time to write for fun – but I am changing that soon! This school year has brought many unexpected turns, some for the best and some for […]

It’s considered an American classic. Simple, yet offered in different varieties. The grilled cheese sandwich.  My love affair with grilled cheese has been an ongoing pursuit for about 12 years now. As my family would drive around Omaha, I would point at various restaurants stating which had grilled cheese worth my time and which ones did not. Curious to […]

Sometimes I just need a day to unwind and unplug, and more often than not, the only company I need is myself. I’m perfectly content with doing things alone, content with the solitude. I believe there is a certain beauty to being alone. Calming, actually. Undisturbed by the world around you, focusing on what you […]

Hey you, yea, you. It’s time to get out of your slump. Time to get off the couch, you’re ruining the cushions by sitting in the same spot every night. The words ‘meh’ and ‘ugh’ have been appearing too often in your vocabulary. Maybe it’s because you’ve been binge watching Arrested Development and depressing movies featuring Ryan […]

Today while I was at work, an older gentleman came up to me and said “Smile, it could be worse.” Confused, I replied, “Excuse me?” He then repeated himself saying, “Smile, it could be worse.” I stood there and gave an awkward laugh as he walked away. I then thought of two things; I look absolutely miserable […]

Seriously, life in its entirety is incredible. There are so many factors contributing to the awesome-ness of life that I could go on for hours. But what about the small things that make life awesome? “Awesome” is a word to describe something awe-inspiring, or simply a word that Americans use to describe everything. There are tiny […]