A Warm Welcome

Panoramic image of the mountains around Logan, UT, with the Logan temple seen on the left side

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25 Things You Don’t Know About Me

25 Things You Don't Know About Me | Jest Kept Secret

It has been a surprisingly busy week this week, and the post I had planned for today required a video that hasn’t been finished yet. Soooo, since I’ve been seeing some new readers on the blog lately, I thought I might switch things up a bit and help y’all get to know me a little. […]

The Christmas Letter – 2017 Edition

Caldwell City Christmas Lights

Seasons Greetings, lovely friends! And yes, I am still alive. 2017 has been a crazy year for me—crazy good, actually, but it resulted in a rather long and unexplained hiatus from the blog. But the hiatus is over, and I have some fun things planned for the upcoming year. I hope you’ll stick around and […]

The Christmas Letter

I’m still working my way slowly though posts from my trip around Europe, but I haven’t had a lot of time to post about much else. It’s hard to believe that another year is coming to an end, and so much has happened in the past twelve months that I hardly even recognize my own […]

Newcastle in Hindsight, and What Comes Next

I left Newcastle on September 1, 2015. Five months ago. I don’t normally cry when I leave a place because I’ve done so much leaving in my life. It’s not that I’m not sad about leaving–I am sad. I love people and places so completely that every goodbye is excruciating if I let myself dwell […]

Happy New Year!!

Happy 2016, everybody! I hope 2015 was a spectacular year for you, and that 2016 will be even more so. I’ve been thinking a lot about what I want 2016 to look like—as we humans are so inclined to do—and I realized that thing I loved most about 2015 was how involved I became with […]

2015 Resolution Recap

This is the first year in a very long time that I actually set New Year Resolutions, and I’m very pleased to report that I actually accomplished most of them! And because I know you’re all just dying to know all about it, here are the results: Spartan Race: This is the only goal that […]