Wednesday, February 27, 2013


I have delivered 5 babies as an EMT.
Sang to a woman in the back of an ambulance on the way to the hospital as she was dying because it calmed her.
Swam with the dolphins.
Dance when I am alone from happiness.
Taught myself guitar and lead a folk group but can't read music.


Sunday, February 24, 2013


During my AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps term, I lived in a Yurt, in public park outside of Seattle, Washington for 6 cold weeks. From November to December.
I have confronted my fear of heights while working on a Habitat for Humanity house from the ground up. Putting the Roof on a house was the most terrifying and exciting experience in my life.
I sang for a room of 200+ strangers, after moving 3000 miles away from everyone I knew.
I know love, I give love. I work with children.
I learned to sew with my grandma, we made my junior prom dress.

Amalia, 24 

Friday, February 22, 2013


I have swam in the Dead Sea.
I have eaten Cows Tongue.
I have a best friend in my camera.
I have watched too much NCIS.
I have helped friends abandon suicide attempts.

Sarah, age 22

Thursday, February 21, 2013


I fought and lost.
I fell in love and haven't found the ground.
I left, and I don't miss them.
You are always in my thoughts.
It's not over, not even close.

Alyse, age 20