welcome to the process.

but in those moments of loneliness or restlessness, days where I feel overwhelmed with things to do or things I dream of doing, I am reminded that all of this is progress. that the first mile can’t be skipped or filtered, and it sure as heck isn’t meant to be sexy. stay the course. trust your progress. and welcome to the process.

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The Pope’s Angelus

"Faith is not a light which scatters all our darkness, but a lamp which guides our steps in the night and suffices for the journey. To those who suffer, God does not provide arguments which explain everything; rather, his response is that of an accompanying presence, a history of goodness which touches every story of …

When in Rome… Roam

Here's the thing I've discovered after two weeks in Italy: in order to truly discover a place, you must be willing to roam. (& in a city like Rome, literally.) I mean that in every sense of the word: walking, following a map or smartphone GPS, getting on a segway or bike tour, whatever tickles your fancy. …

From Sunrise to Sunset

Family, friends, & travelers alike, You haven't seen anything until you've experienced the city of Florence from sun up, sun down. It is truly magic, from the moment the sun's light touches the edge of the horizon, casting a blueish, pinkish glow, to the spellbinding fiery orange of the sunset. Nighttime doesn't fall here until past 9pm, and …

Falling for Florence

Florence, Firenze to Italians, is fantastically rich. Rich in culture, history, art, music, theatre, you name it. Rich in community, in spirit, liveliness, and authenticity. The birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, of famous artists like Michaelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci, & the mecca of European art and culture. It is the place thousands of tourists each year flock to, if only …