Leaving Shimitaland aka MOVING


I have such mixed feelings about having to move. On the one hand, my spirit is cheering: “YAY! New land! New house! New possibilities on the horizon!” And on the other hand, my soul is clamoring with a plethora of mixed emotions.

I definitely feel sadness. I’ve loved it here. Continue reading


Control Addict


Control gets old after a while—whether it’s allowing someone else to control your life or trying to control other people or situations. I’ve experienced both. But no matter how hard I’ve TRIED to control things, I just can’t seem to get that elusive ball in the hole. My trajectory gets skewed every time if I’m trying to PLAY GOD.

I was never meant to play God. Continue reading

BREAKING UP with 2017


Dear 2017,

I’m breaking up with you but I hope we can still be friends. Your season in my life has finally come to a close. I do recognize and honor the productive part you played in my life, but I’ve met someone else—a new year, 2018 to be exact, and I’m ready for a change in scene. But don’t worry—I’ll NEVER forget you. You will be a part of my heart forever. Continue reading

Driveway Guy

IMG_3472Dear Driveway Guy-

We think you’re awesome. We love your cheerful wave to us each morning as we frantically tear around the neighborhood bend, hoping to make it to school on time. Seeing you standing in your driveway, waiting for your own carpool, and waving to us as we pass by always brings us a giggle and a smile.

How old are you? 16? 17? You’re obviously in high school. Continue reading