"What do you think about that, Stephanie?" That question, sitting around the dinner table growing up, helped me become the person I am today more than many other experiences I've had. I spend a good bit of time looking at things and wondering what they mean to me and how I think about them.
I love to explore. I love to experience new things and dive into unexplored territory. I am interested in the depth of the human experience, taking the adventuring inward. I believe that in order to experience true joy, we also must be willing to experience true sorrow. Many things have contributed to this train of thought- but one of them is certainly my work in Haiti (and the Dominican Republic) over the last 7 years. Together, with my husband, I work as a community development practitioner with a focus on holistic development for those living in Haiti. We have so much to learn and we consider it an honor to work alongside these men and women in Haiti.
I am a follower of Jesus. My love for God compels me to work among the poor, as well as try my best to love hard. I once felt like I had a lot of answers, but now I feel like I ask a lot more questions. I started graduate school for a MA in International Development in 2016. Much of what I write is a combination of what I am learning in graduate school, my faith, and working internationally- all melted together in this brain and heart who are still asking the questions "What do I think about this?"
With our busy schedule of traveling, working in Haiti, and being in the US for various reasons, my husband and I have learned to take every opportunity possible to explore. I take pleasure in the depth of a life well explored, and I hope in these blog posts, you can gain an insight into my ever changing world.