Month: October 2016

Self-Care: Rwanda Edition

I’ve spent the last few years exploring this idea of self-care, what that looks like for me, how to stand up for my mental, emotional, and physical health, making time for me, discovering what brings me joy, how to truly rest, and learning to embrace myself through it all. You might be like, But Erica, self-care is just taking care…

4 Semesters, 4 Seasons

Sometimes I forget that I graduated in May. May was only 5 months ago. I graduated 163 days ago! So much has happened since then that it really is incredible to look back and see how far (literally) I’ve come. When you’re in the US school system for so long you unconsciously start measuring your life in quarters and semesters and…

Rainy Season

I’ve been in Rwanda a little over a month now, which blows my mind every day. Sometimes I’ll be riding to school in the morning and I’ll look at the mountains rising out of the earth and it still makes my breath catch in my throat like I’m seeing it for the first time. I hope that never goes away.…