I just want people to realize how beautiful and valuable they are. And that they don’t need anyone to tell them so.
Costa Rica 2013
I was in Costa Rica. Wait what? What is that? My mind still cannot comprehend that concept. I spent my spring break on a mission trip in Costa Rica. THAT IS SO CRAZY TO ME! I’m overwhelmed by my experience and all that I saw and felt while I was there. I’ve spent the past 48 hours mulling everything over and wishing I could go back. So, obviously, I’m about to write all about it....
I want you so bad I’ll go back on the things I believe. There I just said...– John Mayer- Edge of Desire
Feelings; or lack there of.
Sometimes I hate how much I feel, and don’t feel. Every emotion that I go through is magnified by 10. I know that sounds silly, but I just mean that I feel so, so strongly. If I’m happy, you can bet I’m bouncing off the walls. But if I’m worried, I’m probably on the verge of an anxiety attack. At the same time, I don’t want anyone to know or see how I truly feel...
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So lately I’ve been hearing the word “classy” being thrown around a lot. Normally, this would be okay, but in some circumstances, it’s being used as an adjective as opposed to an actual quality of a woman. That sounded silly, but let me try to explain. See, having class and being classy because of the kind of person you are is different than being “classy” for...
2012 and 2013.
So I’m thinking a lot about the new year. And I don’t want to sound like a crummy tweet that says “new year, new me” but I can’t help but reflect on the past 12 months and look forward to the next 12. It’s silly for someone to think that they will be different just because the last digit of a year has changed from a 2 to a 3. Change does not happen overnight,...
Have you ever paid attention to the knob on the front door of someone’s house? Probably not. I mean, why would you, right? The shape of it, the color, maybe the size? Well, have you ever considered who has touched that door knob? What they look like, their name, where they came from? What about the family on the other side of that door knob? Their struggles, their blessings, the situation...
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Life, time, and everything inbetween.
Life is strange. So is time. I’m not sure I’ll ever fully understand either. But I think they go hand in hand. I mean, time is one of the biggest factors in life. Tired students count down the days until summer vacation. Blushing brides might count down the days until their wedding. And little children with bright eyes impatiently count down the days until Christmas. On the other hand,...
Trick or treat?
So last Halloween I wrote a blog about the absurd amount of high school girls I saw in suggestive costumes. This year, I’m going to write about the absurd amount of high school girls I’ve seen in suggestive costumes. My writing subjects are full of so much variety, aren’t they? Anyways, if you are lost as to what I’m referring to, I think you should keep in mind that people...
And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing...– Sylvia Plath
I’m going to try my best not to get too feisty in this blog, but if I do, you have to excuse me, I have a lot to say. So this past weekend was Homecoming. Some of you might know exactly what I’m going to write about just by that statement, but for those of you who don’t know, or are confused on what exactly happened, now is your chance to know what went down via an elaborate blog...
Here’s the deal. Anyone who knows me knows that I was a born and raised Aggie. It’s basically a sin to use the words “hook” and “em” in the same sentence under my roof. Anything burnt orange, is burned. Yeah, welcome to my family. So you understand what I’m getting at, right? Well, going to Texas A&M is basically all I talk about, and I probably annoy...
Blogging is so important to me. It keeps me sane, I think. Writing never really started out as more than a stress reliever to me, but the past couple years, I’ve really developed a love for the way words look scribbled between the covers of a journal. My ears ache for the sound my keyboard makes each time I type in a piece of my mind. The art of putting endless thoughts into coherent words...
Contrary to what the title of this blog implies, there is no such thing as a comfortable Christian. Now, before you roll your eyes and close out of this blog thinking I’m going to preach to you on a soap box about how everyone needs to start throwing Bibles at random people on the street, hear me out. I struggle so much. I struggle in my relationship with my family, as I try to be the best...
Keep it real Summer 2012
Life moves so fast. So, so fast. And I don’t think I ever understood that. People can tell you that for years and years and and years, but you won’t understand it until the moment you’re sitting in your car on the way home from church on the last Sunday of summer before your senior year of high school. And then you can’t stop crying and you don’t know why. It’s...
John Lennon was very wise.
I think I might have an irrational fear. I think I might be affraid of being the same. Just being the same as everyone. It’s not that I need to be different, or that I’m dying to stand out and make myself the center of attention, because that’s not what I mean. No, I think what I’m more affraid of is letting the world shape me into who it wants me to be. I’m terrified...
So not always, but a lot of the time, my blogs talk about my most recent concerns, or troubling thoughts, or problem, or advice. But this blog I am going to devote completely to God. And by that I mean I’m going to talk about the wonderful things He’s doing in my life and in my family. This isn’t bragging, this is merely putting credit where credit is deserved. First things...
F is for friends who do stuff together.
First of all, this post is super casual and long, so excuse my lazy grammar and typing. Moving on. So, have you ever heard that expression: I’d rather have 4 quarters than 100 pennies? Well, it’s supposed to be referring to the quality over the quantity of your friends by saying it is better to have 4 really close friends rather than 100 mediocre friends. But I’m not really sure...
Nice girls > pretty girls.
Okay so here’s the deal. I’ve been thinking an awful lot lately about my physical appearance. Now, before you get all judgey and think that I’m a shallow teenage girl consumed with myself, hear me out. What I mean is, I’ve been thinking about how consumed the world is with looking a certain way. For example, I think I should: be tanner, have bigger eyes, have a prettier...
Let me give some background info first before I start this thing. First of all, for those of you who are not in touch with the rest of America, today is Mothers Day, so tell your mothers, grandma’s, and aunts you love them! Secondly, for those of you who are social network inept or don’t listen to Drake, YOLO stands for You Only Live Once. Also, this weekend my sister Katie came home...
I love controversy.
Alright, so earlier my friend posted this status about straight edge people. I’ve been thinking about it all afternoon ever since I first read it, so naturally, I decided to blog about it. For anyone who doesn’t know what being straight edge entails, it pretty much just means that person has decided to abstain from the use of drugs and alcohol. Let me say first of all that I personally...
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I really don't like March.
So I don’t know what it is about this month, but something about March I just don’t like. I don’t know if it’s the lack of holiday cheer, the middle-of-semester-just-want-it-to-be-summer feeling, or what…but I just get a bad feeling in my gut about this month. This March, I’ve come down with a wonderful case of nostalgia and uncertainty, and I can’t seem...
I am a sinner, if it’s not one thing it’s another. Caught up in...– All Sons and Daughters
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Our deepest fear is not that we’re inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we...– Marianne Williamson
We raised her in Church, but we didn’t raise her in Christ.– Kyle Idleman; Not a Fan.
Faith vs. Fascination
So, in case some of yall weren’t aware, the season of Lent is approaching quickly for many. As I’ve been sitting thinking about what will be hard for me to give up and talking to my friends about what they’re going to be giving up, I’m struck with the realization that not everyone is sacrificing for the right reasons. I’m beginning to see that many people are getting...
R-E-S-P-E-C-T, find out what it means to me.
Respect. This is a tough subject to talk about, because it can mean so many different things to so many different people. To some, being respectful may be saying “Yes sir.” to an adult when he asks them a question. To others, it may be obeying their parents when they tell them to do the dishes. But to me, being respectful is to treat people the way they deserve to be treated; with...
First things first, if you have confidence problems, don’t like yourself, or are insecure, you need to keep reading this. Cause I’m about to tell you that you are spectacular. I don’t mean that in the corny, middle school, Mom-telling-you-to-be-yourself-to-make-friends way. I’m saying that you are you for a specific reason, and you shouldn’t change a thing about you....
I’ve been trying to find the words to describe my current internal dilemma. I couldn’t quite place why I’ve been getting frustrated with myself lately, but I think I finally figured it out. Consistency. I can’t stand when I’m inconsistent. I say I’m going to learn the guitar; I haven’t played it in a week. I say I’m going to start doing my homework...
It's not the ending, it's just a new beginning.
Looking back on 2011, I see so many memories flash through my head. Some that make me smile and some that make me shake my head in embarrassment. Either way, I’m starting to see that it’s not just about the events, it’s who you were with, and who you became because of it that matter most. This year was not what I expected it to be. But then again, is it ever? I conquered fears,...
Where'd all the good people go?
I don’t know how many of yall are Jack Johnson fans, but there is this song by him that I’ve always loved. It’s called Good People, and in the chorus he asks “Where’d all the good people go?” Up until recently, I just thought he was talking about all the trash on TV and all the horrible things going on in the world. Then my YoungLife leader talked to us about...
I’m not as sad as I let myself believe sometimes.– The Wonder Years
For a pessimist, I'm pretty optimistic.
So, I don’t know if it’s just me, but lately I have noticed a lot of negativity in the world. Whether it be in school or on Facebook, there seems to an unusually large amount of bad things going on and being talked about recently. That being said, I would like to offer my opinion on the matter, like I always do. First things first, there are so many things happening in the world to be...
Never like someone, they’ll just screw you over.– Rudy
Patience, Pride, and Prejudice.
In Psalm 37: 7-9 it says to “Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him; do not fret when people succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes. Refrain from anger and turn from wrath; do not fret—it leads only to evil. For those who are evil will be destroyed, but those who hope in the LORD will inherit the land.” Knowing this is the Word of God, we should be...
True faith is loving a person after he has hurt you. True love makes you stand...– Crazy Love; Francis Chan