I absolutely love to travel. Whether it’s my birthday or Christmas, I always ask for trips as gifts instead of material things. Getting fun experiences is worth more than material things to me.

With that said, I’ve been to Spain, France, Italy, England, Scotland, and Monaco. I would love to travel to more places in Europe like Germany, Switzerland, Ireland, Hungary, Amsterdam, and more! My mom has always been my travel buddy. We go everywhere together so I would love to go on more trips with her. Although, my fiancé has never travelled anywhere in Europe so I would love to take him to experience those places with me too.

I looked at the list of things that every traveler wishes they had and honestly, those seem pretty pointless. With the exception of the power converter and a ticket to anywhere, I could do without! Once again, I am a very practical person so those things don’t seem very useful. Sure, some of them are cool to keep up with memories but I rather put that money towards my next plane ticket.

I would add very practical things to the list like an external power source phone charger. You never know where you will be when your phone runs out of power so that will help you keep going. I also would add the perfect cardigan or jacket. I’ve learned that when you travel on trains and more, you may always need a light jacket to keep you warm. These are definitely two of my essentials.



A Recreated Dinner Party

As soon as I saw the prompt for the dinner party, a very special “dinner party” came to mind. I thought about the Last Supper. A few years ago, I participated in an event called a Cedar Meal. There was a table set up with 13 chairs and food on the table. The food represented the meal that Jesus and his 12 disciples would’ve shared. There was a cup of wine spilled to represent Judas’ betrayal and some other things representing each disciple.

After that meal, I have always wanted to truly attend the Last Supper. When reading this prompt, I immediately thought that I would fill the table with 9 of Jesus’ disciples and myself. I would choose Peter, John, Thomas, James, Andrew, Philip, Matthew, Jude, and finally Judas. Just saying, I left out 3 of the disciples that I am least interested in, not because I don’t like them but because I can only pick 9.

I would have this meal in an old loft type space and recreate the Last Supper that they once shared with Jesus.We would also share the same meal of bread and wine that was shared at the original dinner. As a disciple myself, I would want to hear more about their hardships but also their experiences with Jesus. I think it would be amazing to talk to the people that dedicated their lives to walking beside Jesus but also continuing the ministry after He was gone. I included Judas just because I would want to hear his regrets, if any, and what his thoughts were. This meal would be so encouraging and enlightening and I truly wish it could be a reality.

A Unique Dream Job

My career dream job is a lot different than most, very different. I aspire to be involved with motorsports ministry. Now that may sound strange at first, but let me explain.

My parents own and operate a professional drag racing team. I went to my first race at 6 weeks old and have been going ever since. I may know this field better than people older than me. I have lived and breathed drag racing for my entire life! Through that, I have been involved in an organization called Racer’s for Christ. We do a Vacation Bible School with racer’s children all weekend, as well as pray with the drivers, and hold a church service on race day!

I have always had a passion for ministry, too! I currently intern at Connection Church and manage eight of our social media accounts. This has given me wonderful experience into the PR field. I write all of our content and manage events and schedules. Between going to races and interning, it finally hit me one day. Why can’t I do both?! Motorsports ministry is the perfect marriage of my passion for racing and for the Church. I would absolutely love to do all event management and social media relations for a ministry that involves racing, like Racers for Christ.

Now, what makes me stand out? My Public Relations major and minor in Religious Studies will help me to have the unique combination necessary for this job! I also have a long background in racing and in church. I’m hoping this combination, as well as all of the people I know, will help me to acquire this very unique dream job!