ROCKY MOUNTAIN FICTION WRITERS RETREAT: DAY 3 & 4

March 13 & 14 Obviously, I am so happy that I got the chance to explore Garden of the Gods. It was so beautiful and peaceful. I can’t wait to go back one day. The only downside of going was my back! I had thrown my back out a few days before leaving for Colorado,…

ROCKY MOUNTAIN FICTION WRITERS RETREAT: DAY 2

March 11, 2016 Even though I was exhausted last night, I still had a hard time falling asleep for my nap, but I still managed a 20 minute cat-nap before I had to get ready for dinner. We had chicken alfredo, broccoli, breadsticks, and a salad bar. It was all really delicious! I was pretty caught…

ROCKY MOUNTAIN FICTION WRITERS RETREAT: DAY ONE

*March 10, 2016* It has been a very, very long day, but I’m finally settled in at the Franciscan Retreat Center. After a busy day full of pre-trip errands and appointments I had scheduled before leaving town, I finally crawled into bed at 2 AM. I originally planned on waking up for the airport at 3:30, but that…

Habitat Honduras: Our Last Day, R & R, & Coming Home

Friday morning everyone was wide awake. It was our last day of building and we were all really excited to see the fruits of our labor at the end of the day. I was starving, but my eyes were bigger than my stomach. I didn’t even touch the cereal. I just ate my toast and…

Habitat Honduras: Cafe Rural Seis Valle’s & Cigars

The next morning we left the hotel an hour earlier than usual. We skipped breakfast at the hotel because we were eating at Cafe Rural Seis Valle’s; a coffee plantation.  We were also getting a tour of the plantation before heading to the worksite.  It was the cutest little shop. I loved all of the…

Habitat Honduras: Our First Day of Building & A Visit to the Orphanage​

On Monday morning I woke up an hour before my alarm, but not to women singing. This time it was to tropical birds. It sounded like the bird house at the zoo. I loved it. It was so relaxing.  I met everyone upstairs for breakfast and then after we gathered our things and I exchanged…

Habitat Honduras: Flights & Exploring Gracias

One of the best ways to help settle anxiety and beat depression is travel and exploration. I wanted to post my trip to Honduras with Habitat for Humanity in July 2016! If you have any questions, or are interested in going, reach out and ask! Now enjoy! I was up at 2 AM to make…