Until You Arrive

A blog about staying mindful, pursuing justice, and building community.


One Year Later

It’s been a while. Almost a year since my last blog post, and exactly one year since my post on New Year’s resolutions for 2018-19. A lot has happened in the past year, which is part of the reason why I did not make time to blog about my life. I completed my AmeriCorps term …

Life Updates – New City, New Job, New Opportunities

I have been in Washington for three and a half weeks, and I have been so incredibly busy. Life has felt like a whirlwind since I left California… meetings, volunteering, starting work, trainings, appointments, coffee dates, exploring… I’m absolutely loving it! I’ve already hit the ground running at my new job. On my first day …

“I am gonna make it through this year if it kills me” – My New Year’s Resolutions

Goodbye summer, hello back-to-school, and happy new year! I love this new year’s season – I have personally found September to be a much better time for new beginnings and fresh starts than January. Luckily for me, Rosh Hashanah happens right around this time of year, which gives me a chance to reflect on my …


Hello! My name is Claire, and I’m a lifelong Californian learning to get by in Washington state. I’m passionate about service, community, and social justice. I run on iced mochas, and I only listen to The Mountain Goats.

I’m on a journey of personal and professional growth, and I won’t know if I’ve achieved my goals and made it to my destination until I arrive. Until then, I’ll be blogging and trying to enjoy the ride.

I’m writing in part to document the experiences I have while adjusting to life in the PNW, but also to share lessons learned and advice that I, a 24-year-old woman, feel I am qualified to share.