This time last year I wrote a letter to 2018. Why not continue the new tradition? So here it is. My letter to 2019 - short, sweet, and full of memories. ____________ Dear 2019, What a stellar year you were! Thank you. Thanks for being 12 months filled with family, friends, accomplishments, travel, goals, and … Continue reading Dear 2019. This is My Letter to You.
Holidays were made for nostalgia and celebration. Sure, the wild-cut Christmas trees, snowfields, and sparkly lights make the days feel more magical than most, but spending these past two weeks around friends-turned-family has been the perfect respite after a busy semester. Christmas Eve in Buena Vista has been one of those clear, cold, Colorado bluebird … Continue reading Beautiful Views on Christmas 2019
An incomplete list of the things I am thankful for, in no particular order God, who is my Provider My mother, who has given me more than anyone else and is the wisest woman I know. My family, and the roots we have across the country. My sister, who’s far more talented and skilled than … Continue reading An Incomplete List of Gratitude
"Some days you'll need a cup of coffee and an open Bible, and you'll need to get a refill on both." - Sleeping at Last You know, some days are better than others. Some days feel positive and productive and full of life and joy. Some days are gray, so very gray, that you wonder … Continue reading Notes from the Northwoods Vol. 3
I always remember college semesters passing by quickly, but the fact that in one month I'll be on my Christmas break from Wheaton/HoneyRock is absolutely ridiculous. Where has the time gone? My 24th birthday has come and gone. The "branches have traded their leaves for white sleeves" and the lakes are freezing over. The horses … Continue reading Notes from the Northwoods Vol. 2
For the past year-plus, I've been writing Reflections posts on this site. Partly as an exercise in meeting my deadlines and writing honestly. Partly as an update to friends and family. Partly as a record for future Rebecca to remember these days of being slightly dazed and confused, living a life that's not always laid … Continue reading Notes from the Northwoods Vol. 1
Every summer begins the same way - an overwhelming sense of excitement mixed with trepidation over how insanely busy summers tend to be. May, June, and July have been filled with early camp mornings, late wedding nights, and everything in between. This summer has been one of the best, even in the midst of sleep … Continue reading Reflecting on Summer 2019