Sunday, June 26, 2016

The Great War

If you haven't seen any of the youtube channel The Great War, I think you should give it a whirl. It's a week-by-week analysis of what happened in WWI, and it. is. so. well. done. The research, the narrative, the perspectives, the depth - the creators are doing really great things. It's my new binge-watch thing.

Thursday, June 16, 2016


The title of this post pretty much describes what happened. I had a long break between semesters, so I went galavanting all over the American West.

To kick it off, I went to UTAH and Shana, Calista, and I fulfilled our 8-year dream of going to Goblin Valley TOGETHER (they went without me once, those twerps). It was cloudy so I didn't get any good stargazing in (still bitter), but the rocks and the wind and the sky and sunshine sang at me and I wasn't mad. A piece of my heart will always long for the desert.
These girls are like, the coolest. duh. 

While in Utah, I got to visit a bunch of old college pals and some of my girls. (For the uninformed, I was an RA at BYU and for some reason the girls I watched over for a year are, in my heart, 'My Girls', even though we're obvs friends as well.) I always love catching up with them and seeing how their lives are playing out. They are so funny and adventurous and wise and inspiring. They make me a better person. 

NEXT UP I went to Dallas to see Shannon!! Someday I will tell the story of how her great(x2 or 3) grandfather tried to kill my great (x2 or 3) grandfather. It is actually pretty interesting, considering the fact that in our first encounter Shannon tried to kill me with poison, and a few years later I accidentally tried to kill her too. Keeping the traditions ALIVE!! 
She is so awesome. Like, seriously.
Last stop: TULSA! My heart positively cries for Tulsa, I have missed it so much. I felt like I never left and that my other life in DC was all a bad dream. Being with my friends in the place that I love made my heart so happy. 

This place and it's never-ending skies!! 
It is always great to be with people who know you and love you and understand you and support you and who make you laugh. My friends are definitely some of my greatest blessings.