Friday, September 18, 2015

Twice the heart.

This post is going to be a response and reflection on something that's happened recently and has greatly affected me, very personally. I'm responding to an incident, involving specific people, and personal details that will not likely be shared on this public outlet. I've waited a few weeks to write about this, because of what I want this post to do. I don't want it to be an emotional rant. I don't want it to serve as fuel for gossip or source for discourse in any way. I don't want to passively attack anyone, or give any details that would lead to this thing being resurrected. I don't want this post to be about the event at all. I want it to be about what I've learned, and how I've grown, which is more alike to the emerging theme of this blog. Honestly, at the moment, I'm doubting whether or not I'm actually going to post this. But I feel the need to share what the Lord has been doing in my heart, because it really is a new, beautiful thing. It isn't finished yet, but it has started well.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

What I've learned

Last time I wrote here, I wasn't sure if I would be attending school this semester at all.

Now, as I'm writing, I'm into the third week of classes, and using this blog to avoid homework. (Not really. But sort of.)

Friday, August 14, 2015


I've been going through a season this whole summer of waiting. I was waiting for money for school, and was sure that something would come through that would let me keep all of the extravagant things that I had planned for this semester.

I was assigned to live in the on-campus apartment, which is pretty much top-of-the-line as far as housing is concerned on my campus. It's not actually very easy to get a spot in one of these apartments, especially with two requested roommates. As you can imagine, I was very excited to be moving into an actual apartment with two great friends.

But the weeks went on. We wrestled with the financial aid office for months, ultimately with no results. Honestly, I've been a bit of an emotional wreck this whole past week. The overwhelming weight of not knowing whether or not I'll be in class on Monday, or whether I would have anywhere to live if I did, was crushing. The helpless feeling from the endless phone calls and emails and web searching stole my peace every morning.

Friday, July 24, 2015


I'm a little daunted by the thought of writing this review. I wasn't expecting this book to touch me so much. Honestly, I wasn't expecting to enjoy it as thoroughly as I did. This and Gilead were lent to me for the summer by a dear friend, who had jotted some choice words in the copy of this book concerning the initial character of Lila. (We've still got some discussing to do, because I still do not find myself agreeing with her ;) That being said, I was not expecting to love, relate to, and pity Lila as much as I did.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Chasing Blue Skies

Yesterday, my photographer friend and I went on an adventure. It was a patchily-rainy day, but we could see blue skies peeking through the clouds. Ergo, out adventure was titled "Chasing blue skies" (we thought it sounded like an album name or something to that effect.)

She, being the professional, got far better/more pictures than I did. Combining those with the ones I got, I'd call it quite a successful adventure. Here's a few of the shots that I had:

Friday, July 3, 2015


Last night, I finally finished reading a novel that I've been slowly pecking at all summer. Specifically, I stayed up till two in the morning to finish this novel, which is far later than I can usually stay awake. Let that be a testament to the greatness of this book.