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RinR: Wed-nes-days


What is it about teaching on a Wednesday? I can't remember if they were as difficult when I was bartending or waiting tables...is it all M-F 9-5's or is it every job? Is it just being alive? Wednesdays are like... Continue Reading →

mission to me


I'm sharing in Chapel next week. Our theme is "Missionaries" and mission trips have completely shaped my life for the last seventeen years. In case some of you don't know the story, I thought I'd practice my chapel share a bit here.... Continue Reading →

RinR: Brasil and Body Image


Think of Brasil and what comes to mind? Quick word association: beaches, waxing, caipirinhas, bottoms, futbol, bikinis,  Carnaval, Big Jesus. <-- those were the super scientific results gleaned from my roommates. I don't think it's a coincidence that many of... Continue Reading →

RacheltoRio: “I said beautiful things!”


The thing about teaching is that every week holds its own mysteries and moments of joy. The job changes every day, because you can't count on kids for anything. They are unpredictable monsters that you want to squeeze in either... Continue Reading →

RacheltoRio: An Update, a Lock In, a Schedule.


Today I celebrate one month in Rio! And I am happy and I am at peace. It's not all rainbows and caipirihnas and capybaras, but I'm content for the first time in a year. I haven't cried in a month, which is a record... Continue Reading →

Weekly W(h)in(e)d Up <– parentheses are always in style.


Interesting night at work...I had this table of super obnoxious middle-aged men from Canada. Their accents were so atrocious I thought they were kidding. They quite openly stared at my chest, and seemed to be staging a pissing contest over... Continue Reading →

Today I Got Old.


birthdays held significance when we were young. i wanted nothing more than to be 13 - a teenager. then the next goal was 16 - driving. then 21 - drinking. and then....? as far as i knew, you just slowly... Continue Reading →


Two months ago today I arrived to this Carolina state. Head and heart full of dreams and expectations and wonder. It was adorable. Within a few days, I secured a place to live, reconnected with boyfriend after looooong months apart,... Continue Reading →

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