I’m a twenty something San Diego Native volunteering in New Orleans Louisiana. I am a lover of coffee, literature, nature, and travel. I’ve spent time living in the wilderness and abroad but I am not sure I am prepared for life in NOLA. I am excited to share with you all my journey volunteering and┬ánavigating the tension of sorrow and celebration that is so present in this city.



There is a quote by Joseph Conrad that has long spoken to me, “Like a flash of lightning between clouds, we live in the flicker.” Life is brief, vibrant, turbulent, and breathtaking. It is a thunderstorm we cannot take our eyes from, not even for a moment. ┬áThis next year is my version of shaping my thunderstorm, discovering the life God wants me to live, and not missing a moment.