Culture Shock

I ran 1,000 miles in middle school because my parents wouldn’t let me participate in a half marathon. I grew up in a sleepy mountain town where not much ever happened. I don’t think I’ve ever met anyone who lived as sheltered as we did. My parents homeschooled the six of us under very strict rules. … Continue reading Culture Shock


Hope & Depression

Joy is spending a long weekend camping with friends, building a trail in the woods where there wasn’t one before. I love being with my favorite people, doing my favorite things. You feel connected, connected to nature, to others, to the world. When I am out there doing things, there isn’t as much mental smog … Continue reading Hope & Depression