On becoming Catholic

I’ve wanted to write this post for a while, but hadn’t because the last thing I want to do is offend anyone or start a theological debate. However, I’m going to share, because I hope it’s as obvious for you as it is for me to see that God’s story is bigger and better than…

Life Lately, in Photos

It’s been a while since I’ve posted pics of what I’ve been up to, mostly because as soon as my family left on Christmas, I’ve been a little down in the dumps. That combined with culture shock and some other things, January hasn’t been the best month. I know this stage of moving to a…

2 years with Carlos

Jan. 12, 2012, I arrived in Dublin. Jan. 14, I met a nice Brazilian girl at my hostel, and she invited me to go out with her and her friends that night. I said yes. We went to a place called Fitzsimon’s in Temple Bar, a pub/club. After about an hour of dancing, I saw…

Remembering Ireland

2 years ago today I arrived in Dublin, Ireland, eager for my year-long adventure to begin. While the risk of failing was definitely high-I didn’t know a soul, didn’t have a job, didn’t have a place to stay past the first few days-in every sense, I was completely taken care of for the full 10…

2013 in review

2012 was full of changes (looking at you, Ireland and Carlos), so I was determined to make 2013 a year of “finding my place” back in America. It worked for a few months-until I quit one job to take another job I thought I would love, and then it wasn’t as I had been promised….