European Travels Part 6: Amsterdam

Ah, Amsterdam. The city of bikes, good design, and wonky buildings painted different colors on every street. Amsterdam is a city that is filled to the brim with rich culture and a laid-back lifestyle I could definitely get used to. With streets that line canal after canal, more bikes than people, and a value for it’s sweets, Amsterdam is a place you don’t want to miss.

We had about 4 days in Amsterdam and our favorite part of the whole trip was our Airbnb. Seriously, we lucked out. The apartment we stayed in was in a hip residential area called Oud-West, which is seated right behind the infamous VondelPark. Not only was our location a perfect distance from the hustle and tourism of the city center, but the streets were conveniently filled with markets, restaurants, and cafe’s to meet all of our needs. You can rent it yourself here!


One of the days, Kristie hit up the Van Gogh Museum (which is a must-see!) while Hannah and I rented a couple bikes and spent an afternoon in Vondelpark. Such a good decision. Everyone rides bikes in Amsterdam, so renting your own is like a MUST. Not only is it fun, but you get to feel like a local! Vondelpark is huge and filled with people enjoying the sun, reading, or just being with family and friends.


Amsterdam has a ton of great flea markets accessible in and around the city center. We went to a random one and really had a lot of fun. I don’t normally love thrifting (I’m just not good at it!) but going to this market was a fun experience. They had piles of clothes you had to sift through and gave you great deals on stuff. I got a book about Coco Chanel written in dutch and a black leather bag!


One of the best things about staying in an Airbnb is the fact that you have your own fully-stocked kitchen!  We really took advantage of our set up by going out to the markets and getting ingredients for a meal that tasted like home. Zoodles are a favorite dish of mine (thats’ zucchini noodles), and when I saw that our host had the right utensils to make the dish, you better believe we did! It was so nice to have a relaxing night at home.


For our last night in Amsterdam, we knew we just HAD to stay at Lucky Lake Hostel. Think hippy glamping but way cuter. If you can even imagine. It was amazing! Lucky Lake Hostel is located in the countryside of Amsterdam and is a little getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city. It was such a fun experience to get away, stay in a little camper, rent bikes, and explore the countryside. A perfect ending to our time in the Netherlands.

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  • Rent a bike! Ride around the city and visit VondelPark
  • Our AIrbnb was the best.
  • Nutella and belgium waffles are a staple, but be aware, they can be pretty pricey.
  •  Bloemenmarkt – a flower market! Visit KoKo Coffee + Design. It was by far the best cafe shop we came across. It’s half coffee & half clothing/home goods. The only bummer is that it’s oddly located at the end of the street in the Red Light District. I definitely recommend avoiding the Red Light District…so try to find a back entrance to this fun cafe!
  • Additional advice: coffee shops in amsterdam are weed shops, cafe’s are for actual coffee.
  • Hillsong Church has a campus in Amsterdam! Visit on a Sunday! They even have a canal boat especially for new visitors!
  • Van Gogh Museum & Anne Frank House are two incredible museums to visit.
  • Winkle 43 has an amazing apple pie!
  • Spend some time at Lucky Lake Hostel! You won’t regret it.
  • Try to take a boat ride through the canals!
  • Take a stroll through the Jordaan District. It’s full of culture and interesting people.

Stay tuned for my LAST post on my Europe trip: Paris!!!


European Travels part 5: London

Hi, friends! Life has been crazy and I keep putting off the last 3 cities on my Europe recap. As little time as I have, I just want to get them on here, or else I know I’ll never finish and it will drag out waaaay longer than it needs to.

London, England. England was the third country we traveled to and was the place we were in the longest. We were in London 6-7 days. For those of you who have been and know how expensive it is, you probably thought it was a little crazy of us. We decided to stay in London the longest because of the fact that we had free places to stay here. Being hosted by friend is by far the best (and most budget-friendly) way to travel!


Our first connection was with a family in Croyden. Croyden is a suburb about 30 minutes south of London. Now, before we got to London, 30 minutes didn’t seem like too far from the city. Once we got there, we quickly changed our minds. The cheapest transportation pass (per day) in London was about 18 pounds. Crazy! As soon as we figured this out, we scheduled our time accordingly and scrambled for a new place to stay in the city. Luckily, Hannah had a connection in the city who was actually going to have a vacant apartment during the time we would be there! She let us stay in her apartment for free the rest of our time in London. This made a HUGE difference, being in the middle of the city. If you’re going to London, do your best to find housing downtown!


London is painted with historical buildings and architecture everywhere you turn. It’s a beautiful mix between the old and modern London. They do an incredible job preserving the old buildings and homes.



The Camden Market is a district filled with thrifty finds, vintage stores, and an eclectic mix of tourists and locals alike. There is a clothing market and a food market. As funky as the clothing market was, I wasn’t too impressed with the quality of items. I was more drawn to the food market because it was filled with vendors giving you a true ‘foodie’ experience with foods from all over the world.


The Borough Market is another great place for you foodies out there. They have every type of food you could think of! It’s a great place to get a meal + some souvenirs!


One of our favorite spots was a coffee shop we stumbled upon called “The Book Club”. It had a great environment for enjoying a coffee, people watching, or grabbing a bite to eat.

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One of my favorite memories in London was when we did a ‘high tea’ at the Dean St. Townhouse. High Tea’s are very common in London, especially for special occasions. Everyone orders a different type of tea (you get your own pot), finger sandwiches, scones, and desserts. A perfect way to spend an afternoon. You feel super cultured and girly while enjoying a high tea. A little pricey, but it was definitely one of the highlights of our trip!

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  • High Tea at Dean St. Townhouse
  • Lunch at the Borough Market
  • Fish and Chips at Shakespeare’s Pub (it’s a must!)
  • A stroll or bike ride through Hyde Park
  • Seeing Buckingham Palace! It’s pretty surreal.
  • TRY PIMMS CUP! My trip to London made this drink one of my new summer favorites.
  • Camden Market
  • Clapham Commons. Grab a pitcher of Pimms Cup and a blanket and lay out on the grass!
  • Clapham Junction is a really young, hip area of London full of great restaurants and pubs.
  • Harrod’s. We never went, but I wish we would have just to have seen it!

Next Up: Amsterdam! Thanks for following along on my trip recap!


European Travels Part 4: Day Trips in Italy

On our trip, we spent the most time (a full week) in Italy. We knew that there were a few core places we wanted to stay (Rome and Florence), but we also knew that there are so many places in Italy we just couldn’t miss. Today I’m going to be recapping our three day trips in Italy: Tuscany, Cinque Terre, and Venice! 


Ah, Tuscany. The wine region. If there was anything on my bucket list for Europe, it was to do a wine tour in the rolling tuscan hills! And, we did just that. For this specific outing, it was just me and Hannah. We went with Tuscan Wine Tours for our wine tasting. It was about $100 a person and that price included a wine tasting class to start your day, transportation to and from Tuscany, tour of two local wineries, a classic tuscan lunch at the second winery. Let me just say, this was probably the best thing I spent my money on the whole trip. If you have the opportunity, you must do this!


^The three sections are different grapes which produce different types of wine. 


We learned so much, met a bunch of great people, and had one of the best meals of our whole trip. An unforgettable experience!


Cinque Terre, have you heard of it? If you haven’t, you’re welcome. Cinque Terre is a region on the coast of Italy, made up of five different small towns. If you’ve ever seen that picture floating on pinterest of all the colorful little houses off the coast, this is the place. A lot of people hike from town to town, but we just decided to stay in one city for the day, explore, and lay on the beach.

One big mistake we made: I didn’t really know that one of the main attractions of Cinque Terre was the public beach. I had always known water was a part of Cinque Terre, but didn’t know how much beach there actually ones. Unfortunately, we didn’t bring our bathing suits for this reason, but it was for sure one of my biggest regrets!


Caprese salad while overlooking the italian coast with wine for the table. Doesn’t get much more italian than that! 



Venice was our last stop in Italy before we flew out for London! While I’m glad we can say we went, Venice was actually one of my least favorite spots. Don’t take my word for it though, I’ve heard some people say it was their favorite! For me, I kept wondering where everyone was! The streets seemed empty, which was quite the change from the busy italian streets we were used to. It was fun to get lost on the streets and alley ways of Venice, though!



*My best advice for your time in Italy is to do a wine tour! You wont regret it!

*Get a liter of wine at every meal.

*Cinque Terre – don’t miss it. But be sure to bring swim suits. I would have loved to stay the night there if I had the option to.

*Gondola rides are way overpriced, but you can haggle!

*At some of the wineries, they also harvest olive oil! Since we didn’t check luggage, bringing home a bottle of wine wasn’t really an option. But, olive oil comes in a travel size, so be sure to get two or three or ten to bring home to loved ones!

*Be sure to try your best to stay in Venice when you visit. We stayed on the outskirts, which made the commute way further than desired.

To sum up my time in Italy, I will just say that I could have spent my entire month in this wonderful country. I’m set on coming back, that’s for sure. Next up, London Town!


European Travel Part 3: Florence

Let’s be real here: Florence is a dream. I think when it comes down to it, I could have spent my whole month of travel in Italy, and a big chunk of that month in Florence. Have any of you guys ever been? If you have, you understand why I feel like I could have stayed the majority of my time in this quaint, walk-able, culture-filled city. For those of you who don’t know, Florence is the capital of Italy’s Tuscany region and birthplace of the Renaissance. It is full of history, art, and rich Italian culture. Not only is it beautiful, but it’s such a convenient city. It is smaller than most of the cities we traveled to. So much so that they didn’t even need a public transportation system! They had buses, but that was about the end of it. Most people walked or biked around the city. You can see the whole thing on foot, easily!


Our Airbnb was located right on the river pictured above and below. It was the perfect location for us because it was far enough from the hustle and bustle of the city center for it to be quiet at nights and peaceful in the mornings. It was only a short 15 minute walk into the main part of Florence. We stayed at a bed and breakfast called Residenza Il Maggio. It was a small bed and breakfast run by one sweet lady who was always helpful and friendly. The b&b only had about 4 rooms, and breakfast was complimentary every morning! We loved our time at this bed and breakfast.


Pictured above is the Ponte Vecchio. This is a well-known bridge settled above the Arno River (the main river that runs through Florence). The bridge is filled with tourists and locals alike, shops, vendors, etc. It is a common marketplace in the city.


One of the best meals we had was in at a small little hole-in-the wall restaurant on the streets of Florence called Osteria San Niccolò. In Italy, or Europe in general, you seldom come across vegetables. It’s a lot of bread and meats and cheese. I practically jumped for joy when I saw this grilled veggie plate on the menu. It was just as good as it looks.

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Italy-92Italy-94Italy-96Story time! We had the coolest encounter with a well-known Italian artist on one of our last days in the city. It was evening, and the streets were crowding up with people coming out to eat and drink and be with friends that night. Hannah and I were sitting in a grassy area having some Jesus time while Kristie was out roaming around. After about 45 minutes, Kristie came back and told us about this artist that was having an open studio. We jumped at the opportunity to meet the artist she had encountered, and as soon as we stepped into his studio, we were overwhelmed with art, a beautifully messy studio, and a wonderfully friendly artist named Roberto Guarnieri.


Guarnieri took the time to share some wine, show us his work, tell us about how he started, and even gave us a look off the balcony of his apartment. Quite the studio! Will always remember his hospitality and warmth. If you’re in Florence, give him a visit!


Our last night in Florence ended with some takeout pizza from Gusta Pizza, a bottle of wine, and dining on the bridge in the middle of Florence. As the sun set over the Arno River, we couldn’t help but reflect on our time in this wonderful little city. It was by far one of our favorites, and we very well could have stayed the rest of the month….or our lives… in this amazing place.



^The Duomo – a must see!

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^ One of our last nights in Florence happened to be a holiday. We were at dinner and all of a sudden we heard a big boom! The entire restaurant runs outside because everyone (but us) had been anticipating the annual firework show! We stood outside and watched this 30 minute firework show, hand in hand, feeling like the sparkling flames and lights were shimmering and sparkling just for us.

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^ Gelato on the river…every night.

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^ The view from our bed & breakfast’s balcony.

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  • Daily walk along the Arno River. Peaceful, beautiful, and an amazing view of the city, especially if you come from the American Embassy.
  • Rivalta Cafe – seated right along the river, this fun, trendy restaurant has the best happy hour and apertifs. Apertif means a ‘drink before dinner’. At a lot of restaurants, they also serve buffet-style small snacks with these pre-meal drinks. At Rivalta Cafe, if you bought a cocktail, you also got access to their small-snack buffet, which is usually a bunch of small appetizers that will fill you up as a meal! This restaurant also turned into a very social club atmosphere at night!
  • Gusta Pizza – best pizza around. Quick, too! Grab one togo and sit on the bridge to watch the sunset while feasting on italian pizza!
  • Piazza Michelangelo – Must! This overlook is the best view of the city. Bring up a baguette, cheese, meats, and wine for the full experience.
  • Gelato every day.
  • Visit some of the paper stores around the Ponte Vecchio! Florence is known for their hand-made stationary! The marbling is fantastic!
  • Visit the Duomo! It truly is breathtaking. If you’re willing to wait in line, they have tours of the inside!
  •  Do a wine tour! Florence is seated right in/next to Tuscany, which is wine region! I’ll cover our tour next post, but let me tell ya, IT’S A MUST!
  • Rent a bike or scooter. Such a fun way to see the city!
  • See The David! We didn’t make it to this attraction, but just know, it’s here in Florence.

While we were in Italy, we took a few day trips to Tuscany, Cinque Terre, and Venice. I can’t wait to recap these beautiful places in the next post! Thanks for keeping up thus far!


European Travel part 2: Rome

Italy. The land of wine, carbs, and culture. Italy was our second country on the ‘HBK Euro Vacay’ and it definitely claimed a special place in our hearts. We went to 5 different parts of the country, and took an incredible amount of photos. How could you not? From the architecture to the landscape, every part of this culture is picture perfect. As I started this Italy recap, I realized that I had way too much to share to just do one post for Italy. So, for that reason, I’ve split it up into three parts. Today I’m sharing a recap of our time in Rome


Rome is a city full of history, beauty, and tourists galore. Even though hearing italians speaking english on account of the american visitors lessens the magic, it didn’t take away from the awe of being in a city so rich in history. From the Colosseum, to the Vatican, to St. Peters Basillica, every inch of Rome is humbling and reminds you of how small you are in context of history.


We had our first experience of an Air Bnb in Rome. We stayed in a private room. The ‘private room’ option here was our first and last time. It is definitely not as enjoyable as having a whole home to yourself! However, we had a beautiful overlook into the street, had cafes down the street, and the location was walking distance from the historical attractions!







We spent our first night in Rome wandering around the Trastevere area. This neighborhood of Rome is a must. It is full of the rich italian culture that you can sometimes loose with the touristy areas of Rome. It is filled with amazing restaurants, friendly italians, and some of the best gelato around. We had our favorite meal of the trip in Trastevere.







We had a nice little cafe right down the road from our Airbnb! It was called Cafe Negresco. Cappucino & a croissant is the standard breakfast in Italy. But be sure only to drink cappucinos before noon! A *cultural* thing that the all-day coffee drinker in me didn’t quite understand. If you’re feeling sluggish, grab an espresso!





Since we had limited time in Rome (2 days!) we had to cram a lot in in a short amount of time. We had to miss some stuff, but we made sure to spend our money on the things we didn’t want to miss: The Vatican Museam (get the audio tour!), The Sistine Chapel, The Colosseum, and St. Peter’s Basilica!




It is pretty unreal to see the amount of artwork that filled the Vatican. Not to mention, it was a crazy experience to see in person the artwork I’ve been studying the last four years as an art major!








We made it to the Trevi Fountain! Although, unfortunately, it was under construction for the summer. They had a little kiddie-pool sized water area where you could throw a coin in, though!



















The Vatican Museum: One of the highlights of our whole trip was getting to see the Vatican Museum. I would reserve at least half a day for it! It was unreal to see the artwork that filled the walls of that place. I recommend doing the audio tour and BUY YOUR TICKETS AHEAD OF TIME! The line for tickets is insane, but if you buy them online prior, you can just walk straight in!

Sistine Chapel: The Sistine Chapel is part of the Vatican Museum. It was a crazy moment to see the famous Michelangelo painting on the ceiling.

Trastevere Area: Best area for culture and food!

Gelateria Valentino: Gelato in Italy…you just can’t beat it. My favorite place for gelato in Rome was a place called Gelateria Valentino. It’s near the Trevi Fountain. The gelato is sweet, but the owner is even sweeter!

Breakfast: Croissant + Cappuccino was a daily ritual in Italy. The croissants are amazing in Italy.

Pizza: The pizza in Italy is NOTHING like here in the US. It’s amazing. Get it. All the time. Also wine.

Affordable Wine: In most places, wine was cheaper than water! Not to mention, even the cheap stuff is incredible. Have it as much as you can, bring some home, nothing beats an Italian wine in Italy. 

*Stay Tuned in the next couple of days! Next up is my personal favorite: Florence!*


European Travel part I: Spain

Where do I even begin? It has taken me a little bit to start posting about my trip to Europe because of  the struggle of not even knowing how to recap a trip like this! We had a month filled with memories and adventure, and I am so excited to start posting about each place we went to, travel tips, favorite spots, etc. My hope is that you would be inspired to do something similar. Maybe it’s a trip like ours, maybe it’s a cross country road trip, maybe its moving to your dream city. Whatever it is, I promise that if you just give life a yes, the details, the money, the rest will work itself out. So, with that little bit of encouragement, let’s start! I’ll be sharing about our trip through the photos below.


The first place we had on our trip was Spain. We had about 4 days in Spain. Our flight was roundtrip from Madrid (we found an amazing deal and just decided to make it work!) and so we decided to spend a day there before we went to Barcelona. So, I want to share a little mishap that happened with our flights. Back in January, when we had booked our flights, I (as the type A person I am) wanted to make sure our flights were 100% the same, that we were seated next to each other, that we all got the same deal, etc. So, I got everyone’s American Airlines information, logged each of us in on three devices (all right in front of me) and made sure every detail was the exact same. It was the biggest relief to hit that purchase button! Well, fast forward 5 months to about a week before we left, life seemed to be crashing down around me as I realized that somehow, I had scheduled my flight 24 hours after theirs. Yikes. I had a minor melt down, you know, right as something like this happens it feels like the end of the world. After making some calls, I found out it would be almost double my ticket price to change my flight. So, I flew in the day after. Which, in retrospect, was not a big deal at all. Of course, it was sad to not spend that flight all together, and communicating in a new country was hard as I got off the plane, but hey, it worked out! Future tip: have a few people look over your flight information before you hit purchase :)


Spain was a perfect place for us to start our trip. Kristie speaks a little spanish, her dad was born and raised in Spain, and she had already visited a couple times. It helps so much to have at least one person who has a little bit of familiarity with a culture. For our three days in Barcelona, we stayed at Hotel U232. It was a cute little boutique hotel in a great part of town. Every day started with a chocolate croissant and cafe con leche at the cafe down the street. We would spend a good amount of time there waking up, people watching, etc. We spent most of our days roaming around (lots of walking!) and eating amazing food. Tapas, Paella, and Sangria are the big three over there. And I’ve gotta say, I recommend every single thing. I’m not sure I had a bad meal!


The Mercat de La Boqueria is a well known, must see food market in Barcelona. It is crowded with tourists, but is so rich with culture that it’s something you can’t miss. Spices, meats, cheeses, foods of all kinds are on display at this market, along with local vendors urging you to try whatever it is they are selling. This is a great place for picking up souvenirs or grabbing a quick, well-priced lunch!


At La Boqueria, they have these juices everywhere. Essentially, its a bunch of different types of fruits, juiced! They are only like 1-3 euro each, and are delicious! A quick, affordable taste of culture! I got the dragonfruit juice!


So much history covers the streets of Spain! It’s hard to walk a block without seeing a building or piece of architecture that’s hundreds of years old. 


On this particular day pictured above, we went to Park Guell. If you’ve ever googled pictures of Barcelona, pictures of Park Guell more than likely pop up on the screen. Its a mosaic type of structure overlooking Barcelona. Well, we spent the majority of the day walking up stairs and very steep hills to get to this overlook. We ended up going up three times the elevation we needed to, only to find a not-so-great overlook. I mean, the view was beautiful, don’t get me wrong, but when you’re expecting the structures in the picture and only find a dirt patch overlook, it can be pretty surprising, ha. But hey, you can get beer up there, which is great when you’re as hot as we were! As we climbed down, we saw the real overlook, which we then found out now has an entry fee of about 10 euro. Our whole Park Guell experience was not idea, however, I do think if you’re going to Barcelona, you should go. Just plan better than we did, and be ready for walking up a lot of steep hills!


Our favorite neighborhood of Barcelona was by far Gracia. It’s a must. When we arrived, it’s like all of our expectations were finally met. It is the younger, artsy neighborhood of Barcelona. It’s filled with young people, live music, outdoor restaurants, and art galleries. We found this particular restaurant pictured above and were instantly drawn to its bright colors and beautiful design. It was called Cantina Machito. People in Barcelona don’t eat dinner until 9 or later, and since it was still late afternoon, we decided to just get an appetizer and drinks. It was at this restaurant that we ended up meeting some real-life spanish Tuna’s (google ’em)! They’re the guys with the spanish costumes and guitars. They sung and danced and were so much fun (pictured below). We ended up spending a good amount of the night with them, making memories, taking selfies, and laughing through the language barriers. 

Above is the lookout from Park Guell! The hike is not the easiest, but the overlook is so worth it!



*Menu del Dia: Menu of the Day. This is pretty much the best deal you can get for lunch or dinner. It’s a set price that usually includes: an appetizer, main meal, bread, and a beverage! We loved these because they helped us get a great amount of food for our money!

*Paella: A classic dish in Barcelona. It is essentially a cast iron skillet filled with rice, veggies, and seafood/chicken. It’s very filling and easily splitable.

*Sangria: Grab a pitcher at a sidewalk cafe and just enjoy. :)

*The Mercat de La Boqueria: Wander around, see the culture, eat the food, grab lunch, try the juices.

*Park Guell: Beautiful park, great way to see the city, amazing overlook, and tons of art. The main overlook costs money and tickets are purchased at the bottom of the park when you enter!

*Start every day with a chocolate croissant and cafe con leche.

*Gracia: make your way over to this neighborhood, wander around!

*To eat and drink: Tapas 24, Milky Way Coffee, Cantina Machito

Thanks for following along with part one of my Europe recap! Next up: Italy!


Life Lately.

Hi, friends! It’s been a bit since I’ve shared my heart and mind in this little space. I want to take some time to share about some personal things that have been going on in life lately. Some great things, some not so great things, learning a ton through all of it.

As I had mentioned earlier on the blog, I spent a month traveling Europe with my two best friends, Hannah and Kristie. We traveled to Barcelona, London, Amsterdam, Paris, and through Italy. It was the trip of a lifetime, to say the least. Every moment was filled with beauty, valuable life lessons, adventure, and friendship. There’s not a day that passes that I don’t wish I could wake up next to my two best girl friends, grab a cappuccino + croissant from the bakery across the street, and end the day with tired feet and full stomachs. I’m so excited to show you guys all the photos we took in each city. I hope they leave you inspired and itching for your own european getaway! Stay tuned in the next couple weeks for highlights from each city we visited!

After Europe, I packed my bags once again and settled back into a new home in Fayetteville, Arkansas. I fell in love with this place through college, and just-so-happened to meet a boy who makes sticking around not so scary. I truly never thought I’d be starting my post grad life in Fayetteville. But, you know, here I am. I’m scared and I’m uncertain of what the future holds, but I will say, I am so thankful that so many others in my college community decided to stick around, too. I’m living in a two bedroom apartment with my roommate of the past three years. First time I’ve had my own bedroom since high school (gasp!). It sure does feel nice to finally have my space set up, decorated, and lived in. Nothing like a little nesting to make you feel more at peace in a new season.

So what now? Now that I’m back, I’m slowly having to accept the things I left behind here in the ‘real world’. I’m twenty-two years old, unemployed, and scared. Scared of my savings account running out too soon, scared of investing my heart, & scared of ending up in a job I’m not passionate about. In this season, with so much uncertainty, I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t struggling with walking in fear. Don’t we all? We look at our circumstance, we forget about hope, we forget that God is actually for us, and we set our sights on all that isn’t. I’m constantly having to remind myself of truth. The truth that God hasn’t forgotten me, that faith isn’t faith when you get to see everything up front, and that life truly is an adventure when you operate out of trust. Of course, even as I type these things, I’m preaching to myself. These are things I have to remind myself of daily, no, moment by moment. I’m learning and living these things day by day. I’m job searching, I’m sending out resume’s, I’m interviewing, I’m doing all the things that adults have to do, and I’m learning to see the purpose in it. The purpose in ‘the in-between’, the purpose in the lack, in the process. It’s not fun, its painful, but, I know it will reap a better, more heavenly-satisfied heart in me.

Any of you other twenty-something’s feeling my pain? If you’re walking in this valley, too, I want to encourage you that you’re not alone. It’s hard, but you’re strong and capable and worth it. And these lessons, these processes, are worth far more than any paycheck.

Thanks for listening to my little heart spill. Lots of things going on in my heart these days. Keep an eye open for part one of the HBK Euro Vacay recap!