A Day in Shiroles

1:00 am – Receive my “good morning” call from the roosters that never dare to venture behind our house. 3:00 am – awoken by my host Mom listening to Christian music and praying with amazing faith, I remind myself of just how much I have yet to grow . . .

Comfortable in the Uncomfortable

I have been living in Costa Rica for more than two weeks, and I haven’t been sharing much about my experience. So, naturally, this is the blog post where I tell you all about my amazing experience in Costa Rica, the amazing host family that I have, and the wonderful adventures that I’m going on,…

Showered With Blessings

The rain is just so . . . relaxing. As I am typing this, the pitter-patter of the rain on the roof has left me and my host family in calm daze. Some are quietly working, while others are being soothed by the rain as they rest and dream. Drip. Drop. Drip. Drop.

Stepping into the Unknown

I got the nerves . . . Scratch that, I have legitimate jitters about my upcoming experience in Costa Rica. The idea of living away from home in a completely different culture for an extended period of time isn’t a new concept. When your parents are numb to the idea of their daughter traveling overseas…