Hi there! I’m Rebecca and I’m 29 years old.

Rebecca Thering 2018

I feel most alive when I’m learning something new or growing in some way. On bright days, life feels exciting because I could be doing things months from now that I’ve never imagined doing. I usually don’t know where I’ll be living six months from the present.

Since my surroundings continually change, here are some of my cozy constants:

Below are three more snippets that will soon be replaced with something more reflective of present-me. Click whichever looks interesting, or scroll down to see them all:

I Believe…

I Believe


Couragemakers Podcast

In May 2017, Meg Kissack of That Hummingbird Life interviewed me on her fantastic podcast Couragemakers. Here’s the episode.

Old Journals

I believe we are and become so many different people in the span of a lifetime. Who I am today is not who I was last month, and I’m excited to meet myself in a year. So what about our thoughts that have been captured in writing—what do they tell us about the person who wrote them? Natalie Goldberg captures my feelings superbly in this passage from “Writing Down the Bones”:

“They were my thoughts and my hand and the space and the emotions at that time of writing. Watch yourself. Every minute we change.”

While I am not my past selves, there are still clues and insight wrapped in the writing of past me’s. Here’s where I’ve journaled publicly (blogged) during my 20s:

And for further proof of becoming and shedding past identities, here’s how I described myself on this site just over a year ago: