Saturday, April 8, 2017

Hello

Oh, hello. Yes, I'm the girl who hasn't blogged in about four months. The last time I wrote a post was in the late fall and now it's spring. Goodness, my posts have been frightfully sporadic lately and for that, I apologize. I left you all at a bit of a cliffhanger with my last post about how my semester was going and so on. Well, I made it through my first semester of college (somehow) and live to tell the tale. I got an overall grade of an A for each class. I even had a good grade in my math course that I was by no means skilled at. God really helped me through that one. I am now in my second semester and everything is going smoothly so far. I continue to work at a preschool and now am the teacher of a group of four-year-olds. I could go on and on about how much I love those little ones. The have so much love in their hearts and everything is an exciting, new adventure for them. I am hoping for a college-free summer so that I can work on the artistic projects that I have been itching to begin. I would love to get back to videography and more freelance photography. I hope that I will be posting more on this blog by sharing my poetry, adventures, and thoughts. I went to New Orleans to go on a cruise last fall so I have bucket loads of photos to share that I have yet to edit and post. I will share them soon. I haven't been reading anyone's blog posts for quite a long time but I will try to make it over to your blogs to see what has been going on in your lives lately. What's new? How have you been? I would love to know how all my blogging buddies are doing. <3

Friday, November 25, 2016

My Therapeutic Christmas Tree

I bought myself a therapeutic Christmas tree. It makes me feel like I'm in Narnia every time I enter my room. It’s like pulling teeth for me to buy anything for myself but I finally broke down and bought it for $30 at Walmart. I’m all for having Christmas trees before Thanksgiving. Most the time my family and I put up our Christmas tree after Halloween. That may sound crazy to some but we love it. There’s something so comforting about Christmas trees to me. They remind me of the warmth that surrounds the memories of tradition and childhood.
Except for this one possessed Christmas tree I had when I was little. It was very pink and sparkly and had a whole nest of spiders in it without me knowing. That one just reminds me of trauma and endless spiders. Haha, oh memories.
Let us not think about such times. ;)
College has created a knot of worry and stress within me, so I needed something to calm my anxious heart. Between doing five college courses and working at a preschool, I have been one very busy bee. And it has helped. That Christmas tree has brought some life to my room even though it’s an artificial one.
I’ve been trying to treat myself more with little, simple things instead of being a robot working on schoolwork nonstop. I'm learning that it is okay, to treat myself. To find things that make me happy and make time to do them. I’ve been reading poetry every night from the books I received for my birthday. I’ve been lighting candles that smell like cookies and all things good in the world. I’ve been making time for devotions every morning before I go to work. I’ve been bringing books to read to the preschoolers that I work with. They run to me at the beginning of each week asking what book I’ve brought next. Life has been crazy, there's no doubt about it. But I’m making it through. Besides, I have three weeks left till I’m done with my first semester. That’s definitely something to be happy about.:)
What has been making you happy recently? 

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Ghosts

ghosts wander through these halls
though they aren't covered with white sheets.
they do not walk through thick walls
or haunt us when we sleep.
they do not wait in the late night dark
for they are careful not to scare.
they are painted gently by history's mark
letting their memories whisper through the air.
we wonder where they come from
these creatures cloaked with time,
the ones who carry wisdom
and the clocks that they rewind.
they are invisible to our quick glances
but if we're careful we may see,
those who are chained by time's trances
who will never be set free.

~here's a little poem I wrote a while back. The pictures are of steam from a crockpot that I photographed last year. They were so cool-looking I couldn't help but make a poem about it. I was wanting to share it on Halloween but life has been CRAZY lately. I will try to do an update post soon to let you know what has been happening in my life these last few months. I have so many pictures to share and words to tell you all, but for now, this will have to do.