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.