The Next Step…

The Next Step...

As I introduced to you all back in November, there are big changes occurring in my life. Since I last blogged, I have officially interviewed and  been accepted for EDGE Corps with The Navigators at the University of Nebraska – Kearney, and I have begun training and raising support. The EDGE Corps[Read more]

¡Viva Argentina! – The Update

¡Viva Argentina! - The Update

You may be wondering: What ever happened to Courtney? Did she even return from Argentina? Well, I definitely did, and I apologize for not updating you all sooner! To be honest, I tried writing this update shortly after returning, but I couldn’t find quite the right words to express what[Read more]

An Attitude of Gratitude

An Attitude of Gratitude

The now-extended Nelsen clan joined together yesterday not just for the delicious home-cooked food, but for family fellowship. Dad gathered us together in the morning, between table-setting and food-prepping, for a family devotion centered on the attitude of gratitude. After a brief history lesson behind misconceptions of the holiday itself,[Read more]

¡Viva Argentina! – Overwhelmed by the new, reminded of the old

¡Viva Argentina! - Overwhelmed by the new, reminded of the old

I sat down to write this post almost 2 weeks ago, but besides deciding a general topic to write about, I’ve gotten nowhere. Things in Argentina seem to fly by quickly and slowly at the same time. Although I can hardly believe we have been here for a month already,[Read more]

¡Viva Argentina! – Finally here!

¡Viva Argentina! - Finally here!

Hola from Argentina! Life has been crazy since arriving on Saturday, but it has been incredible meeting new people and learning about the culture! Our first big introduction to the culture happened on Sunday when we hosted our first asado (think family barbeque in the US without the bbq sauce).[Read more]

¡Viva Argentina! – Homestretch

¡Viva Argentina! - Homestretch

It’s hard to think about the fact that in a little under 2 weeks I will be in Argentina. That’s right, time has flown by so quickly that I’m finally entering the homestretch of preparations – which is funny to consider because I by no means feel prepared for this.[Read more]

¡Viva Argentina! – Mate

¡Viva Argentina! - Mate

Up to this point, school had kind of taken ahold of my life. Now that my finals are finished and Argentina is waiting for me at the end of the month, I’m ready to really spend some time studying the culture, practicing the language on a conversational basis and memorizing[Read more]

¡Viva Argentina! – Seasons

¡Viva Argentina! - Seasons

For those of you who may not know their geography, Argentina is in the southern hemisphere which means only one thing to this girl – a second winter is in my future! That’s right, Argentina will actually be experiencing winter while I am there in June and July. You thought[Read more]