Onward, Together

I was told at the beginning of our year by one of our “co-moms” Joenelle to “Expect Nothing, Appreciate Everything” when it came to thinking about our year. 325 days of forward motion later, and I am starting to understand that a little bit better. Through students,...

Ignorance Vs. Knowledge

We started this year ignorant, like anyone does at the start of every journey, unaware of what truly lay before us. As we end this year, reflecting back on what we thought we knew and the real knowledge we’ve gained, I have never been so excited to celebrate the end...

Your Adventure Awaits

I remember when I was younger I loved to go on adventures, especially if that meant going on a hike with my mom. This past month we were fortunate enough to be able to go on our own adventure to Kentucky, Tennessee, and Ohio in replacement of the International...

Yellow Moments

Happy New Year! It’s 2021! Before we just completely toss 2020 out, I think it’s important to reflect on the year and identify a few “yellow” moments. Yellow moments are moments that are genuine, happy, and positive. It doesn’t have to be a huge life changing...

Wildflowers

This week, my teammates and I wrapped up Fall Tour! We’ve spent the last three months in virtual classrooms with students from all over Oregon. Zoom, Google Meet, Microsoft Teams, and Webex have become our best friends and we’ve developed a brand new set of skills...

Living with Purpose

Purpose. It plays an important role in each of our lives. It’s the driving factor that helps us create meaning in our work. When we understand purpose, we can easily grasp an understanding of what to do next. But, what if we lose sight of our purpose? Many times this...