I made a blog!

Hello friends and family! Here I go, making a blog, prepping for a year of service that begins in a little over 2 months. My goal with this blog is to share reflections along this journey, in true Jesuit-educated form. Thanks to JCU campus min, I have become a sucker for a good reflection… but I am new to writing it out on a website for all to see, so bare with me as I dip my toes in the water.

I am pretty amped to share though.

With graduation done and over with (sad!), this upcoming experience is starting to finally occur to me as something that WILL be happening. And with that, I am ready to start reflecting (yes, already) on what this feels like. 

“Congrats on graduating, what’s next for you?” 

“A YEAR away? Are you getting nervous?”

“Mexico? ….. wow”

Well… Yeah. No, I was not nervous, but now that I’ve had a second to breath, maybe I am a little. I mean…

Never have I lived anywhere other than Cleveland and it’s beautiful suburbs, never further than a 2 hour drive from all 7 of my immediate family members.

I’ve been comforted by routine season change (or something close to it, guess it’s not really that routine in good old Clevelandtown).

I’m feeling stressed? Or sad? Or bored? No worries, mom, let’s go shopping.

School has always been a good time filler, and great source of friends. 


So yeah, lots of big changes coming. And DON’T even get me started on adulting… I might cry if you mentioned my 3 months of laundry and the fact that mom won’t be 40 minutes away to come save me from it. 

Nonetheless, I am an eager beaver. My mind is constantly racing on what Agua Prieta will be like, who my borderlands YAV (Young adult volunteer) community members are, how much I am going to learn, and all that God has in store for this journey ahead. 

So that’s where I’m at right now. Stay in tune with this here blog, I’ll try to keep it interesting once this whole thing has begun. Anyone reading this and any future posts, thank you for joining in on this experience with me, it’s going to be fun. 

** Disclaimer** I am so SO awful with technology and setting this site up has been rough, so I apologize to my dad and all other marketing friends who will look at this and cringe at my boring default settings. I’ll work on it.

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