The Big Ask.

I’ve been waiting to write this type of post... and share this type of news for almost 15 years........ I’M ENGAGED!!!!!!!!!!!!! YES! YES! YES! Anyone who knows me knows I’ve always wanted to be married. I’ve never been one of those girls who LOVES the single life, or going out on tons of dates, or …

Life In Dar.

Hello from sunny, hot, beachside Dar es Salaam!! Sounds nice, huh?! Well, it is!! Dar has been treating me very well these past few months!! I’m now in the final homestretch with 3 weeks to go.. It’s hard to completely put into words what my experience has been like here. Most times it feels like …

Around the USA in 14 days

Jambo from Tanzania 🙂  Made it back safe and sound.. after one night in Qatar... which by the way was awesome!! Seriously, fly Qatar if you have a chance, they were great! So helpful and nice.. AND, they put me up in a pretty sweet hotel since my flight to TZ wasn’t until the next …

Just Visiting.

When you finally get back on US soil after traveling internationally, you all know the customs drill... fill out the customs form, get in line, go through a short interview with immigration.. blah blah blah.  When I returned to the states end of March, the customs lady asked me where I had been, what I …

Time Flies..

...When you’re having fun!! Today I’m celebrating 6 months in Tanzania! It’s still hard to believe that I have been in Moshi for 6 months now!? It’s crazy..I feel like it has gone by so fast!! My six month mark comes in typical Tanzanian fashion.. I am (once again) being forced to leave the country …

Thankful Thursday’s

So far, I have had over 20 people stay with me over the course of the last 6 months!! Sometimes I feel like the person on the deserted island with new people always coming...and then always going... some being kind enough to bring me treats and goodies.. but in the end, always leaving me behind …

Home Sweet Home

Which “home” you may be wondering...because, to me, it feels like my list of “homes” keeps getting longer and longer!! When people ask me where I’m from, I tend to still say Denver.. since it was my most recent home (and sometimes still feels like I live there)... but then I start to feel a …

Off the Grid

*** This post is coming to you a week AFTER I returned from Iringa.. haha. Sorry! Bad internet issues!!*** Karibu Iringa! I’m excited to introduce you all to this beautiful town, Iringa! I am here for the next three weeks to live, breathe, and dream in Swahili!! Haha, you think I’m kidding! No, for real …

Yes!!!!!

When you get this text from your boyfriend after a year of immigration and visa research, interviews, hundreds of dollars on trips to Dar, and a whole lot of frustration.... ......you basically cry tears of freaking joy!!!!!!! Finally..... a U.S, good ole American Visa!!!   And now, only days after getting the visa, he is …