Hello! My name is Laura, and it’s nice to ‘meet’ you. 

Back at the end of 2011, as I started to find my place in the world, I created a teeny tiny little blog and named it after something Mother Teresa said:

“We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.”

Since then, I’ve finished college, spent six post-college years working in California’s Bay Area while navigating young adulthood, then most recently married my best friend in June 2022 and moved to Idaho. Josh and I bought a house in March 2023, and are excitedly navigating the waters of home-ownership. Life has been full of hills and valleys, slow seasons I thought might never end, and whirlwinds that left me gasping for breath.

I am passionate about my Catholic faith, life issues, and figuring out what it means to be Catholic in a world that’s decidedly not all about Jesus. I can throw-down debate controversial topics (though my own archived blog articles make me cringe), and enjoy silence too. Life has turned me into a deep thinker. I aim to be all-in, never half doing things, although do not have a perfect track record in that regard. You’ll find me watching YouTube videos about backyard chickens and DIY home projects, experimenting with sourdough, enjoying sunny walks, and trying to figure out all the in’s and out’s of running a household. My writing tone can be somewhat serious, but there are few things as good as a belly laugh.

Since we live far away from my side of the family, I thought it might be nice to document some of our life here. Plus, writing is a very helpful way to process all the ups and downs in life.

Something you might find on here: controversial issues. They’re some of my favorite things to talk about, and why I started writing in the first place. And if you disagree, I’d love to know why! Time has only convicted me more deeply of the truths I hold closely.

Blogging isn’t something I set out to do, but sometimes things don’t happen like we plan, do they? It all started with this guest post. Among other places, my work has been published at Live Action News. But you will never find me identifying myself as a writer. I just talk about things I care about, and sometimes other people tune in.

If you’d like to get to know me, stay for a bit. You can check out my most popular posts, and connect on social media – though it’s something I’m using less and less over time. Your best bet is to contact me directly. Glad to see you here!

To Life,