Hi. My name is Hannah.

I am a coffee-drinker, traveler, teacher, Spanish-speaker, reader, doodler, friend-seeker, Christ-follower, deep-thinker, and adventurer…which makes me sound like a  really cool human, right?

Well here’s the thing…at the end of the day, I am your average young-adult trying to live a full life of adventure and fun and purpose.  I am trying to live what I call a BOLD LIFE.

Why a “bold life?”

A year or so ago I had the realization that I was doing a lot of living, but very little leaping. I was travelling and exploring and doing all sorts of cool things for my Instagram, but there was very little stepping into the uncomfortable or taking risks. I wasn’t daring to start a conversation with the homeless person, because what if they were dangerous? I wasn’t willing to ask my friend the hard questions, because what if they didn’t want me to? I wasn’t willing to speak up in class, because what if I said something dumb? You get the idea. I was living my life in fear, and that is not a good way to live. Instead, I wanted to live with purpose and love in spite of my deepest fears. I wanted to dive into the hard and the awkward. I wanted to do good in this world. I wanted to live boldly.

So here I am. As a soon-to-be college graduate looking out to the rest of my life, I am making that commitment to choose bold in the big moments as well as the small ones. It’s a beautifully frightening learning experience, and the details change every day. It is good.

Thanks for joining me on this journey.

-Hannah

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