Part Two: ❤️❤️❤️
Part One|| A few weeks ago I was given the opportunity to travel to Almaty, Kazakhstan. Words cannot describe how beautiful and heartwarming this experience was. This summer I am going to Florida working as a coordinator for an exchange program, The Greatest Exchange, where a handful of girls from Kazakhstan are able to come down for job opportunities and to get a taste of American culture while us coordinators get the chance to share it with them. So I was able to take a trip to THEIR country to experience their culture and meet their families and build new relationships even with some who won’t be a part of this exchange program. To have been brought in and accepted, loved so fiercely and made a friend instantly, I can’t explain how much that has meant to me and I’m very thankful I was able to experience it all fully. More pictures to come. 💪🏻
Went to The End Game with the little brother... Beforehand, Jared says- “Okay, this is a three hour movie, so when we get there we need to make sure we go to the bathroom before it starts...and by we I mean you.” Because Jared knows the minute I sit down to try and watch a movie, I instantly have to go to the bathroom, even if I had just gone five minutes prior. 🤷🏻♀️ All that to say, go to the movie. You don’t want to miss it. 🙌🏾 (It’s worth holding your bladder for.)
And just like that, my time at the espresso shop is done (official next week), being able to work with my best friend Alena, and become incredible friends with Brando and Cass for the last two years has been such a blessing and I wouldn’t trade it for the world. I have been a barista for three full years (I worked at Da Buzz for the first one), so it will definitely be different moving on to different things, but I’m glad I was able to experience it fully while I could. You three are such a blessing to me, thank you for everything!
We wear a dress to give the women, men and children the voices they don’t have. Because they matter. Because their voices matter. Because their situation matters. I was doing a little research on the statistics of human/sex trafficking from last year and the numbers are heartbreaking. In the year 2017, there were over 8,000 cases of human trafficking reported to the National Human Trafficking Hotline (NHTH). This was a 13% increase from the previous year, not only that, but this was in the United States alone. Worldwide? The International Labour Organization estimates that there are 40.3 million victims globally. 81% of them trapped in forced labor. 25% of them are children. 75% of them are women and girls. I want to stress that this can happen anywhere, to anyone in a multitude of ways. Do your research, know what is happening around you, be aware. Let’s fight so they can go free. humantraffickingsearch.org polarisproject.org
Dressember is already here and I have NO idea how that even happened, thus, I feel ill-prepared. This year, I decided to challenge myself by wearing only TWO dresses. One for work (the black one), and one for the weekends (the red one). Let’s not forget why we are wearing these dresses though. We wear them to remember and fight for the people enslaved in sex trafficking. I hope to see many people step out and make a difference this December!!
Let’s do a little introduction... • My name is Megan (Megs) Leigh Wullschleger. (Wool- Shlegger) • I love Jesus, and though I often fail, I try my best to pursue him and to live for him. • I am planted in the Midwest and have lived in the small town of North Platte, Nebraska all 19 years of my life. 🤷🏻♀️ • I LOVE to travel, especially internationally. I’ve been to Haiti for missions trips twice, and just went on a two week backpacking trip through the Republic of Ireland. 😍 I adore experiencing different countries cultures. • I prefer gloomy/ misty weather, in the mountains with lush woods over sunny weather on the beach. 🌲🌲🏔🏔 • I’m afraid of butterflies 🦋, spiders 🕷, and lets be real, anything that can either land/crawl on me with its nasty legs. 🤢 • I’m an introvert. So to recharge I have to withdraw so I don’t attack anyone (just kidding, I won’t attack...or will I? 🤔). But I love to spend time in conversation with loved ones. • My favorite story of all time is Les Miserables by Victor Hugo. Love the book, adore the movie. I cry every time. • I am a barista, which is probably one of my greatest passions...making good coffee for lovely people. • I am a writer. (Hence picture) I have loved to write for as long as I can remember, and since sixth grade it has been my biggest dream to write and publish a book. Which has led to multiple different story ideas, and multiple unfinished projects- EXCEPT one. I have been writing a book for the past year, and it thrills me to come to the realization that I’m about 3/4 of the way finished with the first draft. 😍🤗 I have NO IDEA what to name it. I mean really, giving books their titles is like naming a child. You have to do it right. For those who read all the way through, good for you. 😉 Tell me a bit about yourself! I would love to know some fun facts. ❤️❤️
Just here to show that we are just as cute now as we were two years ago. Forever my fellow flower child. 😘😍