Category: Life

The Adventure Continues in the Czech Republic and Wadowice {World Youth Day – Kraków 2016}

Posted October 5, 2016 in Faith, Life / 0 Comments

World Youth Day, Krakow 2016

I did not mean to wait this long between my last World Youth Day post and this one, but grad school kind of got in the way. Anyhow, I’m writing this now.

Our plane from New York City landed in Prague, Czech Republic around 11am Czech time (this means 3am Mountain Time) and we were all exhausted. I have so much trouble sleeping on planes that I barely got any rest on the transatlantic flight and now we were off again.

charles-bridge

The Charles Bridge in Prague, Czech Republic.

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September 2016 in Review

Posted September 30, 2016 in Life, Reading / 6 Comments

September 2016 in Review

Things that Happened in September

  • My life became utterly crazy.
  • Grad school is crazy busy and I keep questioning my sanity about WHY I THOUGHT THIS WAS A GOOD IDEA?!
  • Things at the school I work at have been just a wee bit insane (and by wee bit I mean totally and utterly).
  • Basically, my life is crazy and it is surprising that I am finding any time to do this… Oh, wait, this is procrastinating because I should be writing a paper…
  • My most visited post by far this month was on 11 Ways High-Functioning Depression and Anxiety are Present in My Life.

My Favorite Book of September

The Secret of Pemrbooke Park

If we are going by not an assigned book for grad school:
 The Secret of Pembrooke Park by Julie Klassen

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August 2016 in Review

Posted September 5, 2016 in Life, Reading / 4 Comments

August 2016 in Review

Things that Happened in August

  • I arrived home after World Youth Day! It was an amazing experience but it is always good to come home.
  • After arriving home, I read five books in four days. I hadn’t read any novels in the three weeks I was gone and I must have been making up for lost time.
  • The weather here is kind of crazy. It is really smoky with all the forest fires around. Some days I won’t even open the windows because the smoke is hanging so thick in the air.
  • School started for my students last week. It is good to be back, even if it is completely crazy (as the beginning of every school year is).
  • My grad classes started a week ago. I am a bit overwhelmed right not and it is strange to think of myself as a student again. It has been quite a few years.

My Favorite Book of August

Rebel of the Sands

Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton

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The Adventure Begins with Airport Drama {World Youth Day – Kraków 2016}

Posted August 17, 2016 in Faith, Life / 3 Comments

World Youth Day, Krakow 2016

I have returned! (I am sure you already knew this though from Twitter and what not, but I am back!)

I have had some crazy adventures this summer. This fun one, World Youth Day 2016, all began with a terrible airport experience. First, our group was too large to check everyone in properly.

Second, they had to delete “notes” on our reservation in order to check us in. This means that my gluten-free meal request was CANCELLED! I was not exactly happy with this because this means that I would be without food (except for the snacks I brought with me) on the trans-Atlantic flight from New York City to Prague, Czech Republic.

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July 2016 in Review

Posted August 7, 2016 in Faith, Life, Reading / 8 Comments

July 2016 in Review

Things that Happened in July

  • As you probably heard, I went to Europe for World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland. It was amazing! Pictures will soon be following (and a longer post about it).
  • Because of the aforementioned trip, I was only in the country the first half of July.
  • I only managed to read three books.

My Favorite Book of July

The Crown's Game

The Crown’s Game by Evelyn Skye

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