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The Aftermath of Admitting

January 20, 2020 Karianne 4 min read 2 Comments

After sharing my struggle with depression, and the 3-days that hit harder than I’d ever experienced before (or since), emails, comments, and texts came pouring in. People in Kenya, Cameroon, Philippines, and across the United States shared their story with me. I couldn’t believe it. So many people in my…

Can’t teach an old human, I mean, dog

December 11, 2019 Karianne 4 min read No Comments

Sometimes my dog does bad things. Kasey will get into the kitchen trash, take bites out of toilet paper rolls, and treats the kitty litter like an appetizer plate. (I’ve spent over $50 trying to keep her out of the litterbox!) She doesn’t like to be barked at or licked,…

What to expect when you visit Cote d’ivoire

October 21, 2019 Karianne 10 min read No Comments

I don’t consider myself a world traveler, but I was recently made aware that while most of my family and friends have never gone beyond our country’s borders even once, I’ve left it 5 times. When I don’t travel for awhile, I take so much for granted. Refrigeration/cold milk/cold anything….