stop living in the future. be present.

There’s plenty of talk about the importance of being present, living life as it is right now. Except that feels pretty difficult when you live in the future. No, I don’t have a time machine, although I sometimes wish I did. The […]

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unexpected lessons in American Samoa

As of today, I’ve taught almost 29 weeks of school in American Samoa. With only seven weeks left on my plate, I can confidently say this experience has been a crazy, unexpected roller coaster. However I envisioned my past year going, it […]

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who I deserve. who YOU deserve.

Since I’m living on an island, this cliché rings true: there’s a lot of fish in the sea. A lot of people in this world. And a whole lot of opportunities to find love, fear, and everything in between. We’ve probably all […]

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when mental illness is a crutch

The big dilemma of the day: when faced with a challenge, is my judgment based off using my mental illness as a crutch or as a legitimate reason for struggle? The answer isn’t black and white. It’s not the same for every […]

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