This weekend was one of renewal. I needed it. Saturday morning my fellow Fulbrighter, Joanie, and I decided we needed to get out of Podgorica and into nature. We found a cheap cab to Cetinje, the old capital of Montenegro, and, from there, took another taxi to Bukavica, a small village farther up in the … Continue reading Bukovica to Lovćen to Kotor
I have now been in Montenegro for one week. So, it seems like I should do some reflection. It seems crazy that, just one week ago, I was having brunch at my parents’ house, cuddling with my dog, and having a Simon & Garfunkel dance party in the kitchen with my sisters (Hopefully, some of … Continue reading Michigan Seems Like a Dream to Me Now…
A few weeks ago, I got into my car after meeting my parents for lunch at a restaurant in a random Michigan town and, for about the hundredth time that day, I looked down at my phone to check my email. My stomach dropped when I saw that the message I had been waiting for … Continue reading A New Chapter
A few weeks ago, I was given an assignment in the Emerging Leaders Program I am a part of. Our task: To solicit positive feedback from ten people who know us well. One of the things I appreciate the most about working within the realm of Student Affairs is the emphasis our field places on … Continue reading Unexpected Love Letters
Do you remember that scene from “My So-Called Life”? The one where Angela wakes up one morning and is miraculously over Jordan Catalano so she dances around her bedroom to the Violent Femmes? This isn’t like that. I want it to be, but it’s not. For those of you who don’t connect most major life … Continue reading Vivid Happy
“What do you mean you’re sad? You’re always happy.” The words bounced around in my head last night as I lay back on my porch and looked at the stars. They didn’t seem to be shining as bright as they should be on such a clear August night. Maybe it was the long-forgotten memories I … Continue reading When the feeling goes.
The past week was one of stark contrasts.Pasts and futures. Sobs and smiles.Saturday marked the culmination of this roller coaster. I began my day at a funeral- saying goodbye to an old friend who unexpectedly left this world; too soon and far too young. I spent the later part of my day surrounded by friends … Continue reading Life in Contrast