• Before Perú

    temporary goodbyes.

    Today we said a temporary goodbye to Mama and Papa Bear, Bear’s parents. It has been a pure joy to have them living in the lower level of our home for the past year.…

    April 30, 2015
  • Before Perú

    congratulations to me.

    Hi there. I know we haven’t been in touch much lately. The truth is that school was all-consuming, but the end is in sight!…

    April 26, 2015
  • Before Perú Simplify

    letting go, part two

    When I met Bear I started a new box. Things from my old box didn’t seem as important, and I would suffer from a bad case of nostalgia whenever I rummaged through my old…

    April 13, 2015
  • Before Perú Simplify

    letting go.

    I mentioned I have a problem letting go of things. The things I’ve been collecting started in a small bin back in, oh, maybe eighth grade or so. Before that they were probably scattered…

    April 12, 2015
  • Before Perú Bus Life

    a little yellow bow.

    What I do when interesting things happen on the bus is send myself an email. I have to be honest: I haven’t sent myself many emails lately. I’ve been a bit stressed with all…

    April 11, 2015
  • Before Perú

    ten years of school ends in may.

    A Facebook friend posted something this morning I found to be quite motivating: “The first step to getting what you want is having the courage to get rid of what you don’t.”…

    March 23, 2015
  • Before Perú Bus Life


    Tune in as Sam tells multiple stories from life on the bus. (Audience applaud) Story #1: When people cuss on the bus.…

    March 22, 2015
  • Before Perú Music

    Everything is meaningless.

    I urge you, friends, to take a quiet moment away from your day to uninterruptedly listen to this spoken word Bear and I found the other day. Quite honestly, Bear is the one who…

    February 9, 2015