Travels

Amsterdam: Havin’ Fun on Week One

So, my flight got delayed. This means I missed the flight to Amsterdam and had to reschedule another one. After 9 exhausting hours in a plane, my big toenail was knocked off by a piece of luggage the moment I got off the bus. Like it was literally just laying on the ground beside of… Continue reading Amsterdam: Havin’ Fun on Week One

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Putting the Fun in Fundraising

I'm studying in Amsterdam this summer! In typical Callie fashion, I made this impulse decision less than eight months from the day I would be departing from the states and six months from the time I needed to begin paying. For somebody who is notoriously early to everything, it's probably surprising that I am also… Continue reading Putting the Fun in Fundraising

Travels

A New York Minute: 12 Hours in the Big Apple

Picture it: The Monday before finals week. I'm in my dorm studying because I have finals in two of my five classes Friday. My friend Jazmyn tells me to call her ASAP. Being a worrywart, I assumed the worst. I called her expecting dramatic tears and a big story about what had happened and why… Continue reading A New York Minute: 12 Hours in the Big Apple

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18 Things I Learned In My 18th Year

Today is my birthday! I am officially entering my last year as a teenager. If you've read my blog posts up until this point, then you know I've not been quiet about the fact this past year was very trying for me. I learned a lot about myself and those around me, and now I… Continue reading 18 Things I Learned In My 18th Year

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A Tapestry of Me Book Club: Yes, I’m Already Slacking on My New Years Resolution

Yep, I'm that person. Unfortunately, I am here to report that I did not finish my book for the month of February. Maybe it's because I had three days less than every other month or maybe it's because I started binge watching multiple shows on Netflix. (Side note: The Assassination of Gianni Versace is incredible.)… Continue reading A Tapestry of Me Book Club: Yes, I’m Already Slacking on My New Years Resolution

Get to Know Me, Happy Holidays

Happy New Year!

How lucky am I to say that another year has passed? I'm a little late on posting this, but to be honest I've not had the time to sit down and write (for about a month, actually)! Every year I like to reflect on the past 365 days with gratitude, regardless of what has happened. And… Continue reading Happy New Year!

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Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right

I'm feeling good this Monday morning. Over the weekend I reconnected with old friends, watched a lot of Food Network, and applied for a summer semester abroad in 2019. I reenergized myself, focused on who I am and who I want to be, and got back to my roots. So, this morning, when my alarm… Continue reading Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right

Thoughts & Opinions

I Visited A New Church And You Should Too

Let me preface this by saying I love my church. I love our community outreach programs, I love our social events, I love the casseroles at the social events -- I love all of it. I have went to my church since the day I was born. I have sat in the same row, shook… Continue reading I Visited A New Church And You Should Too

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A Tour Of My Dorm Room + Inexpensive DIY Ideas

I've been in college for like three weeks, which also means I haven't blogged in like... three weeks! I apologize. I'm trying to get back in the swing of things, but I've been so busy. I feel like college has taken over my life! I attend a work college, so by the time I complete… Continue reading A Tour Of My Dorm Room + Inexpensive DIY Ideas

Thoughts & Opinions

What’s Really The Matter With Eastern Kentucky

I wrote this essay in December 2017 to use for a college application. I rewrote a few parts to reflect what I have learned, felt, and experienced since writing the original piece. This is one of my most passionate pieces I have ever composed. I hope you enjoy it.  --------- June 26, 2014, Annie Lowrey… Continue reading What’s Really The Matter With Eastern Kentucky