Possible Mission Trip?

So, instead of doing World Youth Day with my parish next Summer, I am thinking of going on another mission trip during the Winter. World Youth Day is a toss up right now and I kind of need some set in stone facts. And instead of doing school during the Winter Semester I will take that time off to go on a mission trip. This time; however, it will not be with FMC it will be through a different company that I have only read about through my church. I have three options of places to choice from: Philippines, El Salvador, and Guatemala. I am leaning more towards Guatemala. Which one do you think I should go to? I have not been to either one, so each one will give me new and different experience.

I also need to save the money up for this as well as continue saving up money for school. Prayers right now would be really helpful. If going on this mission trip sets me back a year in school, then so be it. My heart is yearning to not only get away, but also to go and help the poorest of the poor. I just love Mother Teresa’s words!

Any ideas on how I get the money?



That’s the number I got on my very first Psychology test. Keep this up and I will for sure pass. I was talking to my sister yesterday and I told her that I know so much more than the test reveals. I actually hadn’t thought of that until I sent that to her in a text message. But its true, a test can only have so many questions contained on the paper. I’m just relieved that I passed the test and its over with…only to bring on another one. That’s Summer classes for ya. And right now it does feel like Summer, though it could be a little bit warmer. At least I get to wear a skirt today and sit outside while I am doing this. Actually I should be working on my English essay. Which I was, but I needed a break. Its a memoir essay. I’m going back in time to when I went to India for two weeks. Now there is a warm place. Next year I am hoping to go on another mission trip, but with a different company. I’m thinking Guatemala. It will give me a nice break from school.


This Summer I have an intense seven week, two day course for Beginners Psychology. One might say that I am insane and down right crazy for doing such a thing. And to be honest, I would have to agree with you. But I’m here and there is no going back.

I’ve learned that there is so much more to a Psychologist than sitting down and listening to some one talk out there problems; which is the kind of Psychology that I am most interested in. Some Psychologist do lots of research; however, that kind of Psychology isn’t exactly what I am looking for, though who can say what two or three years will bring me.

I’m studying like crazy, to the point that I don’t have much time to read or write.

I am also taking an English class(102); I passed 101 with a B-. This class will take the whole Summer and I find it a whole lot easier than the Psychology. Its even easier than my Spinning class that I am taking. Every student has to take a wellness class(which I find absurd and a way for schools to take more money from the ones who really want to learn) and Spinning was one of the few things on the list that I had never done before. Lets just say my butt hurt for the remainder of the night and the next day.

so that’s my summer; what is your summer looking like?


“… all this talking, this rather liquid confessing, was something I didn’t think I could ever bring myself to do. It seemed foolhardy to me, like an uncooked egg deciding to come out of its shell: there would be a risk of spreading out too far, turning into a formless puddle.”

Margaret Atwood, The Edible Woman


With her jet black, raven hair swaying behind her like a silk waterfall, she walked into the room with her eyes to the ground and her hands clinging to her grey, clean skirt. Signing her name on a white sheet of paper, she quickly took her seat in the last row, looking at no one and keeping her hands clasped together upon her lap.

There was noise all around, but she took no notice of it, wringing her hands, eager for this night to be over. The announcement came and everyone took there seats; no one took the seat next to her.

Then there he was, walking through the door and rushing for a seat. Taking no notice of the stares, he took his seat…next to her. Still as a rock and taking no breath she waited to see if he would stay or leave. But he stayed. With his dark green eyes, he looked at her. Looking into those eyes with her blue ones, she tried to speak; however, her words were lost upon her.

With no fear in his voice, nor in his eyes, he spoke a single word. A word that started there friendship. A word that was the beginning of all there conversations.


May 5th 2015

I was at work yesterday and it dawned on me that I wont be seeing my own mother until at least next Monday! I have to work every day this week(second shift) and my mom is a teacher, so she wont get out of school until after I leave for work. On Thursday my folks are going on a trip after she gets out of school, but my dad is picking her up. Its such a tragedy!

So, since I wont be seeing her for a while, I called her as I was driving home to let her know that I passed all my classes! Kind of wanted to do that in person; however, a phone conversation is better than a text. The life of being an adult.

“Toasted Nut




If you were born on this day: The need to partner with another and to share who you are with the world is important to you evolution. Integrating your emotions with the more controlled and disciplined side of yourself is the challenge. Balance is needed for you to feel calm, worthy, and relaxed.

How this color benefits you: Your personal color helps you combine the gentle and sensitive side of your nature with your practical and more driven side. Wearing, meditating, or surrounding yourself with the color Toasted Nut helps to lighten the load while reminding you that all your innate qualities have value and worth.”

–Colorstrology by Michele Bernhardt


I got back only a few hours ago from a glorious time in Ohio with one of my best friends. It was an amazing time and I am grateful for God and the blessings He poured upon me. I arrived in Ohio safely with no incidents and I arrived back home just the same. I actually got see my friend and it had been a long while since I last saw her. A couple years, give or take. It is funny how we originally met.

It was at a retreat in Ann Arbor with the Sisters of Mary Mother the Eucharist. She was the one to confront me as there was no way I was going to strike up a conversation with a person I did not know. We discovered that we both wanted to be nuns and join the Sisters of Charity and do such like work as Mother Teresa. Of course in the end both of our lives took different turns. Then we met a year or so later at a Steubenville retreat. By some miracle we ended up in the same Dorm and on the same floor. Our rooms were just down the hall from each other! Now that is what I call a “God thing.”

And we have been best friends ever since. Of course she must be as I drove six hours to see her! But we had a good time; drinking, riding roller coasters, shopping, taking walks, petting goats, talking, and watching Doctor Who or Once Upon a Time.  I think its just amazing how God can be weird in my life and make something so random as the two of us meeting.

“January 1st

Baked Clay Enterprising Humorous Keen

If you were born on this day: Your mind is sharp and you will intellect is keen and witty. You can use words with amazing grace, and people find your ideas and points of view stimulating and intriguing. Many people born on this day have a gift for prose and other creative arts. Trying to find a balance and remaining independent can be one of your challenges.

How this color benefits you: Your personal color helps you share your world with others without sacrificing your individuality. Wearing, meditating, or surrounding yourself with the color Baked Clay reminds you to integrate your leadership abilities with spontaneity and enthusiasm.”

–Colorstrology by Michele Bernhardt