Monday, February 18, 2019

February 11-16

February 11

I found a new way to organize my to-do lists on this app on my phone and it's kind of giving me life. When you can look forward to specific joys such as morning coffee and listening to twenty one pilots, it makes Monday a whole lot better.

February 12

Ended the night with Harry Potter with the fam and a bit of red velvet ice cream. Learning how vital it is to carve out rest for myself in my day to day, especially when life is changing so fast.

February 13

I made a new friend today. Sometimes it's the little things like that that really carry you through.

February 14

"I love you, red hooded sweatshirt."

February 15

Friday mood: The barista in our college cafe whistling the theme to Jurassic Park.

February 16

Fill my days with Kinfolk magazine, sunshine, garage sales, lattes, running, laughter, photography, my parents, blogging, blankets, cold weather, peace, exploration, Vans and ripped jeans.

Saturday, February 16, 2019

January 28-February 10





January 29 

I keep forgetting to write. This morning I woke up at 5ish even though I am tired. I wrote in bed and researched Snorlax slippers to buy for Kaylie's brithday and I know I need more sleep but this felt like the right choice somehow.

January 31

Moved out of my office and into the corner one and I have double windows and a view of the trees! God gives the greatest gifts.

February 6

I haven't written in a while because life has been insane and I haven't been sleeping. I want to write poetry but I haven't the strength and lines only come to me early in the morning at work. I realize now I've needed this, writing with pen and paper, writing anything at all.

February 8

Took some time to rest today after a crazy week of getting 0 sleep and running on caffeine. Getting back into a normal routine is what will help me the most.

February 9

Nothing has been like it usually is, but this morning I woke up and got a nice run before sunrise, which felt NORMAL.

February 10

Jesus makes everything better. So does family.

Sunday, January 27, 2019

January 12-27



It's a longer post than usual, my friends. Grab a coffee or hot cocoa and settle in. 

January 12

On the topic of coffee, it is wonderful. On the topic of tea, also wonderful. I can, indeed, confirm that $11 does buy happiness, or, at least, a couple of refreshing drinks in a hipster environment.

January 13

Fun fact, what would it be like to dye (part of) my hair blue? Like, bright blue? What about a nose piercing? WHAT SAY YOU? I don't know, I've never dyed my hair before. And maybe I never will. But blue, though.

January 14

A Monday that didn't know it was a Monday. The best kind!

January 16

Didn't write yesterday, oh well. "Wherever you stand, be the soul of that place." - Rumi

January 17

Ran 3+ miles tonight under the stars and I really needed it. Super refreshing!

January 18

The day I drove off with my coffee mug still on the roof of my car. RIP. (Gone, but not forgotten.)

January 19

I woke up with a song in my head and haven't even left bed yet. Going to transcribe the melody.

January 20

Dad is reading the Harry Potter series for the first time and he randomly busts out with laughter and comments about how large Hagrid is and how mean Uncle Vernon is and it's kind of my favorite thing!

January 21

Went back to the place in the forest that felt like a dream. Staring up as the pines breathed back their thanks to God.

January 22

A lot of little blessings today and another fun run, feeling really into running again.

January 23

Was taken hostage by a late-night craving for mac and cheese yesterday so had to #MakeItHappen for today's dinner. Cuz sometimes, ya just gotta.

January 24

"That Neville kid can't keep track of his toad. Come on." - A quality update from my father, whilst reading the Harry Potter series for the first time

January 26

RIP Jan. 25, never to be written about in Ye Olde Journal. The highlight of the day was most definitely getting 2 books, 4 magazines and 1 album for $2.50 at the library book sale.

January 27

It happens faster than you expect and almost overnight. This is what it feels like, I tell myself. Write this down. Remember now so you can look back.

I just have to say thank you to everyone who takes the time to read these silly little updates. When I started this blog back in September, I was very nervous about sharing candid thoughts, but it has become something I truly enjoy and knowing that I will be posting them pushes me to be more creative about remembering each day. So thanks to you for reading! I really feel blessed that anyone would take the time. 

Friday, January 11, 2019

December 31-January 11


Note: This is what the notebook I write these daily entries in looks like! She was given to me as a gift for my birthday and remains nameless. Do people even name their journals? I DIGRESS.

December 31

Couldn't be more blessed as we enter a new year. Every hard moment has led me to the forthcoming newness of 2019, and it's EXCITING. In a way, I feel like the new year started for me back in September when I turned 25. Since then, things have been different, and in a good way.

January 1

This evening on a walk I heard someone blasting "Love Train" on stereo speakers inside their house, and I couldn't sum up my vision for the new year more.

January 2

Haven't sang with the sister in so long but we picked up a song with my dad [on] piano and had a mini jam session. I forgot how full it makes me feel, the life it brings to a house at 10 at night. If I could bottle it, it wouldn't come close to the real thing.

January 3

What I'm really ready for is that feeling of Friday morning and knowing Saturday is the next day and that no matter what, the day ends in a weekend.

January 6

Haven't written in a few days but that's because I've been so tired and enjoying these early 2019 days. I feel exceedingly grateful for the month/year I've had already.

January 7

Song of the Day: "Spoonful" by Grizfolk. DANG!

January 8

Today I realized just how much I need to rest. So much has happened already in 2019, exciting stuff, but I need to rest up. I thought about how my word for this month on my blog is Nourishment and how I need to nourish my body to be able to rest, recharge and properly enjoy each day. I feel I could say more, might post about this for NOURISH, but I may sleep instead.

January 9

Song in My Head: "99" by Barns Courtney.

January 11

Didn't write yesterday. Today, overheard from a little girl irate in the park: "It's just another place I have to go." Same, girl, same. #HermitsForLife

Sunday, December 30, 2018

December 23-30

December 24

Totally forgot to write yesterday. Today was a long, full day. Before we left for the Christmas Eve party, I edited photos in Lightroom and read a little and braved the busy aisles of Publix to get sushi (worth it). Good to see Jordan and Jack, Daisy, everyone.

December 25

A calming kind of Christmas. I ran to some podcasts before the world woke up, then cocoa and gifts with the fam in my flannel Christmas pants (WOOP). A double nap day.

December 26

Christmas is over and things are starting to feel normal again.

December 27

Really excited about a project coming up on the blog. Took the morning to unplug and write by hand, read my Bible. John 3:17 is on my heart. I still have days left of break and can't wait to see what God does with the time.

December 29

Didn't get to write yesterday! But this morning I got to run and feel cleansed. I ran to an old Rookie podcast interview with George Saunders, whom I've yet to read. He had great advice, specifically about taking it phrase by phrase when editing and avoiding cheesy or overly sentimental writing. WHICH, YO, I STRUGGLE WITH.

December 30

Really can't believe 2018 is already drawing to a close, but it's been a perfect end to a crazy year.