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 …

Thankful Thursday’s

This week, my wonderful boyfriend gets the award!!! So Joel, my love, this week ..... I’m basically thankful for him everyday, but this last week I am especially grateful for him!  I’m thankful that he was just as willing as I was to take a chance on this relationship, and was open to having a …

Guest Blogger Editon: Tanzania Through Their Eyes…

Africa is a hard place to describe to people; you can’t explain it with words, or even with pictures. It is a place that must be experienced. I was so happy to have my parents here, to truly experience Africa, to take in all the sights, smells, tastes and sounds that are unique to this …

Thankful Thursday’s

First off, I’m so thankful this week was better than last week, and that it was non-eventful in the break-in department!! I’m so happy to be able to share the GOOD this week, I mean it was Christmas after all, and I am so thankful for the “family” I have here, and my first Tanzanian …

Thankful Thursday’s

I have been debating whether or not to share this on the blog, but after thinking about it, my intention for this blog is to share my life here, my “real” life .. which includes the good, and the bad. This week, I’m sharing the bad. However, I am trying to still be thankful in …

November Highlights

How is it that November is already over!?!? And now, it’s middle of December, and I’m just now getting this written!! Pole (Sorry!) I think it’s still hard for me to believe that it’s December and Christmas is coming because it’s just so dang hot here!! And...the fact that the months are just flying right …

Thankful Thursday’s

This week I am thankful for life.  Specifically, my life.   Monday was my birthday! 🎉🎈 I turned 34 years old (eek!)  If you would have asked me 5 years ago (even 2 years ago) if this is what my life would look like right now, I’d say you were crazy.. no way, that’s impossible! Haha. …

Thankful Thursday’s

Wow!  So much to be thankful for these past two weeks!!   I missed last week’s Thankful Thursday Post because I was in the African bush looking for giraffe, elephants, lions, zebras and leopards.. and boy did we see them (that will be a post in itself at a later time)!! 🐘🐆🦁🦏 This Thursday though, …

Thankful Thursday’s

I’ve been wanting to start a weekly post and when I saw the idea for Thankful Thursday’s, it just seemed like the right fit!  Living in Africa makes you realize how much you take for granted living in the United States. We are lucky to have endless resources, options, second opinions, and opportunities.  Things are much …