A Year In Review

This week is my one year anniversary working as a foster care social worker. I’m feeling pleased to arrive at this point for several reasons. To start, the average turn-over rate for a social worker in the child welfare system is usually 8-9 months. When I began this...

Choosing to Stay

My very first home visit, she jumped into my arms. I will never forget seeing her almond eyes and gap-toothed smile for the first time, and being so thankful that she trusted me. I will never forget looking through her case file and learning the horror that she had...

Back From Hiatus

So I’m back from an 18-month hiatus from writing called graduate school. If anyone had a valid excuse to not write for pleasure over the last year and a half, I believe it was me. When I wasn’t skimming 200 pages of reading a night, I was juggling several 15 to 30...

To Know Him Better

“There I have a different name. You must learn to know me by that name. This was the very reason why you were brought to Narnia, that by knowing me here for a little, you may know me better there.” -Aslan When I first landed back on American soil, I felt like I...

More than Conquerors

Two weeks ago this same morning, I sat breathless and teary-eyed on a thin perch of ice at 19,974 feet. Summiting Huayna Potosi was absolutely, without a doubt, the hardest thing I have ever experienced in my life. It tested every muscle in my body and every corner of...