• Truth and Life along The Way

    Young and fancy free, working with the pilgrims of the Camino de Santiago in Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Getting those Goals: Slowly but Surely

So since spring has pretty much come and gone (or barely arrived before turning to summer, if your weather has been as bi-polar as ours has here), I wanted to show how my winter/2016 goals where coming along 🙂  Some of the goals are going well and others are still slowly getting started. Organizing and … Continue reading

My Galician TV debut

So I told you that last time I would tell you how a few weeks ago, I tried to embrace new experiences and being outside my comfort zone.  Well here it is.  I wish I could say that I fully wanted to do it or that it wasn’t because I’m horrible at saying “No” to … Continue reading

2016: A New Year, A Cliché Me

Well we are now well into 2016 with it being the end of February and in the last post I talked about some of my winter goals.  And as cliche as a lot of them are, I am still pretty excited about finally committing to actually following through on them. I mean, I am now … Continue reading

Winter is Coming…

Well, Thanksgiving has now come and gone (sad day) and the temperatures continue to drop as the days grow shorter.  All these things are just a few signs that my second favorite season is upon us!  Well at least it was before I moved to the rainiest city in the rainiest part of Spain.  Santiago … Continue reading

Changing With The Season

We are smack dab in the middle of Fall, the undisputed greatest season of the year, and with the changing of the leaves, weather, food and clothes, I’ve been inspired to change my approach to blogging. I have been trying to figure out why it felt like such a chore and I only felt obligated … Continue reading

A Year in Review

Well it’s been over a year since I’ve posted on here and I am resolved to make this a bigger priority to keep people updated on what is going on over here in Spain and in my life.  In the meantime enjoy this video recap of the past year in Pilgrim House to make up … Continue reading


In May, my brother Cody and our friend Shannon came to visit me here in Galicia.  They were here for 8 days and we tried to make the most of every moment.   Not only did I show them around Santiago, we rented a car for a long weekend of road tripping down the coast, … Continue reading

To the Venice of the North

Two weeks ago, I was privileged to be able to attend a conference for Backpacker Ministries, in the beautiful city of Amsterdam.  I had never been before but everyone I talked to raved about how much they loved it.  I was excited to see what all the fuss was about, and boy were they correct. … Continue reading


This entry is more or less a shameless plug but why have a blog if I can’t use for such things! 😉 My team is currently in the middle of a 30 day Crowdtilt fundraising campaign to raise the rest of what is needed for renovations, furnishings and to open.  A generous foundation has promised … Continue reading


Whelp folks, it finally happened!  If you haven’t heard yet, after 6.5 months of waiting, city hall here in Santiago approved our proposal and gave us our renovation permits and operating license!  My teammates signed the contract with contractor and architect the following week and last week, renovations started!!! In one week they knocked down … Continue reading

Restless Jackie

musings of the indecisive