I've been reflecting on how 2019 has already been filled with so much love. I started off the new year with a wedding, and seemingly every week was filled with celebrations of love and friendship. It's going to be a good year. During January I wrote and submitted my first article to CCCA's InSite magazine. … Continue reading Reflecting on January – 2019
Christmas is my favorite holiday. I adore the decorating, the preparations, the gift-wrapping, and the chance to see so many of my friends and family. The world is wrapped in white and lights and joy - what's not to love? This was my first Christmas in my apartment in Buena Vista and the first time … Continue reading Reflecting on December – 2018
I've been thinking about what is truly at the heart of hospitality that speaks to my soul. It must go beyond setting tables, organizing weekend groups, and endless amounts of cleaning - right? Why is it that I chose to pursue hospitality for part of my college education? Why does creating beautiful spaces for people … Continue reading Why Serve? Getting to the Heart of Hospitality
I write letters to people. You might even consider letters to be one of my calling cards (ha.) I write letters to share good news with friends. I write letters to tell people I miss them. I write letters to tell people goodbye. I write letters with far-flung postage marks that try to explain the … Continue reading Dear 2018. This is My Letter to You.
November is my second favorite month of the entire year (closely following December!) It's filled with shorter days and longer nights, both perfect for cozy evenings at home with a good book and a hot cup of coffee. It's also when I start to reflect on the past year's goals, accomplishments, dreams, and lessons. In … Continue reading Reflecting on November – 2018
(You'll have to excuse my meta-thinking - bear with me for some great news!) It's hard to say where a dream originates. Is it given to us before we're even aware it exists? Or is it sparked into being through our exposure to new ideas and experiences? Specifically, where did my dream of going to Australia … Continue reading I’m headed to Australia!
I love fall - it's definitely my favorite season. Spiced cider, crisp air, and fires in the hearths. Many of my loved ones have birthdays in the autumn, Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays, and I enjoy the shorter days that bring people closer together. October was a quiet month. One of the highlights … Continue reading Reflecting on October – 2018