Who Am I?

Grad Student.
Type 1 Diabetic.
Beloved Child of God.

There are many descriptions that apply to me, some more so than others. It is a difficult question when you really think about it. I have always froze when someone asked me to describe who I am, as if saying too much would make me look conceited; too little making me look boring.

I started this blog with the intention of keeping in touch with friends and family on the east coast as I set out for a year of service with the Mercy Volunteer Corps. I have spent most of the past year writing about my experiences of working with a religious volunteer organization, living in intentional community, and my first year of teaching. I also write quite a bit about my journey with type 1 diabetes. It has been quite an adventure so far!

Since I started this blog, I have completed my first year in the classroom (most of my sanity intact), been accepted into graduate school and converted to Catholicism. You know, your basic, average year. I have spent the past year living in rural Arizona on the Navajo Nation Indian Reservation where I teach history at a small, private school located near the capital.

As this year ends, I say goodbye to Mercy Volunteer Corps and hello to the Alliance for Catholic Education, a two-year program in Philadelphia, and grad school. What comes after that? I am not sure, but I am excited to find out.

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