England Reflections

Hey "Just Be" Fam! I've been dying to write more so I decided to go back through and polish some of my favorite pieces to help rekindle the fire! Here's what I wrote upon leaving the UK after my Summer study abroad program in 2018. Oh how I miss that magical time spent surrounded by … Continue reading England Reflections

moving from frantic to anti-frantic

I've recently been motivated by something new I've heard. A life hack and wise wisdom all in one, working to reprogram my inherited short-fused brain-wiring. The message said, "Jesus never did anything frantically." The first response in my head to this (and conditioning of this hustle-focused generation) was to question it. As though I had … Continue reading moving from frantic to anti-frantic

Vulnerable

This season has been that of a blazing fire. Exciting, triggering, full of various hurts but all the more passion and purpose. I’m back in my college classes to get this undergraduate thing finished and done with (Junior year!)! Don’t get me wrong, I love school. I just don’t love the financial toll and balancing … Continue reading Vulnerable

It’s Not About “Me”

If I made “me” the star of my show, it would be a detonating bomb of a life. I’ve made it about me several times before. Held a tight grip on establishing my image, my presence, my accomplishments. What I found every time, was that it never worked. I’d fizzle out and end up frustrated … Continue reading It’s Not About “Me”

Another Post of Things I’ve Learned

The past two months have been full of growth. I’ve learned so much of my potential and what can hinder it. Where my confidence is thwarted and insecurities overpower. I’ve learned about what’s held me down, refreshed to find the widespread normality of it, and that *thank God*, I'm not the only one. Things I’ve … Continue reading Another Post of Things I’ve Learned

10 States, 8 Days

Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina. I promise it was more exhausting to drive it than it was for you to read it. But man, was it an adventure. I’ve been drafting a post about this road-trip for the past two months. The projects that hold such heavy … Continue reading 10 States, 8 Days

Hope amidst Headlines

ABC News: "Over 70 dead with 22 tornadoes reported in South, Midwest" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4w2Rh7UeFM It pains my heart to see headlines of devastation after devastation in this world. And while I’m tempted to doubt God’s goodness in light of believing He’s in control of everything, I reflect on His grace and goodness that outweighs all the … Continue reading Hope amidst Headlines

New biomes ahead

Yesterday Ashley and I went with her grandparents to the remarkable Biosphere 2. It's an Arizona treasure that I've never before got the opportunity to explore. The Biosphere 2 is an expanse of 5 different enclosed biomes where scientists experiment the possibility of life outside this planet. They had to have it all, the desert, … Continue reading New biomes ahead

There’s a Guy in the Driveway

Stepping outside for my walk and all is well. There's a crisp morning air as usual at this morning hour and the trees gently dance to a soft breeze. The pavement is renewed after the night’s rest, the overgrown bushes greet me with jovial innocence. As I pass them, branches are slowly going away from … Continue reading There’s a Guy in the Driveway