QUESTIONS I GET ABOUT MY WORK WITH ROMA YOUTH

  ever since my arrival (over nine months ago!) in Budapest, I’ve been working three afternoons a week with roma youth. two of my afternoons are spent at a community after-school center in… Continue reading

SOFTLY

  today was one of those days where everything vaguely annoyed me, from my alarm going off in the morning to my time on public transit to the sunshine that blinded me before… Continue reading

LANGUAGE BARRIERS

  the longer i’m here, the more i realize that language barriers only seem to bother adults. sure, kids can get frustrated sometimes if you don’t know exactly what they’re saying, or, more… Continue reading

ENGLISH CAMP

  as soon as i heard about the week-long english camp that st. columba’s scottish mission (my home church here in budapest) puts on every summer, i knew i had to be a… Continue reading

FRESH EYES

  i’ve been here in budapest a little over eight months now – long enough to feel comfortable here and have my favorite spots in the city scouted, and also long enough to… Continue reading

WE ARE TIRED

the following was written by my amazing friend brittney blazicek – an inspiring human being to her core – that i felt needed to be shared with the wider world in regards to… Continue reading

NERDY CHURCH DETAILS

  as some of you may know, I was chosen to be the youth representative for the international presbytery of the church of scotland for this year’s general assembly. ever since I arrived… Continue reading

FINDING MY INNER SUN IN SCOTLAND

  visiting scotland for the church of scotland’s general assembly meeting was so much more than a nerdy church adventure for me. sure, it was week of meeting other youth delegates who are… Continue reading

I DON’T WANT YOUR DAMN AVOCADO TOAST

  please indulge me a rant, inspired by an amazing conversation that i had with my BFF hannah jane and a recent article posted by vice.  i take issue with the new trend of “wellness… Continue reading

IT FINALLY HAPPENED

  i have finally had a panic episode about being in budapest, over 4,500 miles and 6 time zones away from my dearest friends and family. why am i here? did i make a… Continue reading