Category: Personal

30 things I’ve learned

Tomorrow’s my 30th birthday, and while I have a lot of friends stressing out about this (their own aging, not mine), I’m celebrating my life up to this point. It’s been absolutely nothing like I imagined 10, 15…or even 5 years ago, but it’s been full of love and learning. Here’s some of the things […]

Soy yo: on confidence and being you

Seven year-old me and twenty-nine year-old me are pretty similar. We love making silly faces, we love being artsy and craftsy despite lacking creativity, we love to dance, and we don’t really care what other people think about us. The same is not true for eleven year-old me. By eleven I had glasses, bigger boobs than […]

Happy birthday, Ben.

Today is Ben’s birthday, but instead of turning 37, he is once again 35, forever 35. I am suddenly only five years younger than him rather than seven. Someday, I’ll be older than him. Even though I will (presumably) surpass his age, there’s no way I will ever surpass his wisdom or his intelligence or […]

A year without Ben.

I grew up with two brothers. Then, a year ago today, my Ben brother died. He had been very sick for a year. Well, he had been mostly very sick for a year. But I already wrote 900 words about that and they weren’t very fun to read, so I just deleted them. Instead, today […]

Bringing our whole selves to work

For the amount of time my former employer spent talking about feedback and training its employees on how to give feedback (but like, let’s call it feed forward because that makes it sound like something different that’s nicer), I sure didn’t get very much constructive feedback during my seven year career there. I remember exactly four specific […]

Please listen

Warning: I am heart-broken and rambly and this is probably the worst thing I’ve ever written, but at least read the last paragraph please thank you I love you. I am a Peace Corps Volunteer. This might surprise you, but Peace Corps Volunteers tend to be people who want to make a positive impact on […]

Peace Corps Volunteer FOMO

I have a secret for you: my life as a Peace Corps Volunteer is boring a lot of the time. In the weeks (and months and year…) leading up to leaving, I spent my time explaining to co-workers and friends what I would be doing here in Colombia. From that distance, a distance which even more […]

#home: 10 photos

Since I started shooting 1 Second Everyday videos recently I found myself taking fewer pictures.  When I learned about the Blogging Abroad photo challenge, I jumped on it, knowing it would help me share my world a little more. Each month they send out 10 prompts, all tying back to a theme.  This month’s theme […]

Mountain View

A little about me!

Hey! I'm Brianna Hope, a born & bred midwesterner embarking on an adventure as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Colombia. I am clumsy, I spill a lot, and I share most of my interests with 6 year-olds.

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