Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Recent Happenings

Hello, friends! I thought I'd update you guys on some of the recent things that have been going on in my life. Hope you enjoy. <3

+My college classes start next week. NEXT WEEK I tell you. *faints* No, but seriously, the thought of it is terrifying to me. Even though I'm frightened, I know I'm exactly where God wants me to be which is a very comforting feeling. I'm also super excited to work at the preschool later this month! I can't wait to see all the little ones I teach. :)

+Today I took my drivers test and I PASSED. Even though I could've taken it earlier, I really wanted to feel ready and get tons of experience before jumping into it. I didn't take Driver's ED so my parents taught me how to drive. Parking (of any kind) is my archnemesis since it's something I'm not particularly skilled at doing. So, of course, I was extremely surprised when the woman who was testing me said I did a good job parallel parking. I couldn't stop smiling when she told me that I had passed. When they took my picture for my license, it was so hard to maintain a serious face which of course resulted in an extremely awkward looking photo. When I showed my little sisters the photo, they started laughing hysterically. I don't blame them. ;) I drove my younger sister to a little store in our town to get some onion ring chips (like Funyuns but wayyyy better). It was so strange to be driving without my mom or dad in the car, but I think eventually I'll get used to it. 

+ Thanks to loads of saving and money from my graduation party I was able to purchase an IMAC.  It's a rather large upgrade compared to my old laptop that liked to spontaneously shut down at very inconvenient times. Which, I'll admit, was completely my fault since I stuffed so many images and image editing software into the poor dear that it could barely cope. I knew I needed a new computer that would be dependable, have a high screen resolution and lots of memory. I searched online many times for my perfect computer, yet my search always led me to the IMAC. I am so very grateful I was able to get it with the money I saved up. I absolutely love it!

Thanks for reading guys! What has been going on in your lives? <3

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Happy Birthday, Sis

written 8/29/16
Happy birthday, sis. You're now eight years of age! Can you even fathom that? I can't. It seems like only yesterday I saw you for the very first time. You were swaddled like a little burrito as I held your tiny self in my arms. 
But you have grown. My, how you have grown. Your so tall now and you have such admirable determination. You're growing up and becoming your very own person. One of my favorite qualities about you is your gentle heart. You don't believe in killing bugs because you think they're just as important as humans. You love animals of any sort and treat them all with gentleness care.
Your mind is sensitive like mine. You still sometimes cry over your kitten that died years ago and that day you were sick and weren't able to get ice cream from the ice cream truck. But don't be ashamed of those tears, dear. It shows that the world has not gotten to you yet. That it hasn't told you, "toughen up", "don't be such a baby", "You're weak", because, little one, those are lies. Terrible lies that try to make your heart turn to stone.
Always remember that you are beautiful and so is your spirit. You seek out those who feel left out. Your laughter is contagious, making those around you happier than before. So keep on smiling, keep on believing, and keep on knowing how special you are. I know God has such a terrific plan already woven for you, and I'm so happy He chose me to be your big sister. Happy birthday, Becs! I love you so. <3

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Shadows // A Poem

do not be afraid of your shadows,
the things you like to hide,
the skeletons in your closet,
that you fold deep inside.
because your secrets do not define you
if they do not corrupt your soul,
for when you bury the darkest parts of you
they have a way of escaping from their hole.
they come gently with the whispers
and haunt you with their words.
you try burying them deeper into earth
but they scream so they’ll be heard.
but you are not alone, my friend,
for all humans do the same.
they stuff their hurting where no one looks
trying to block out pain.
but what if everyone takes their shadows out
when the sun is shining bright,
for maybe shadows all look the same
when they’re held against the light.

hello, dear friends.
 I hope you all have had a great week so far! 
I spent today at a nearby amusement park with my family. 
It was super fun, but now my legs ache from all the walking we did there.
 (goodness I need to exercise more. ;))
hope you enjoy this is a little poem I wrote a day or so ago. 
I have many more poems, so if you'd like to see more, just let me know. <3
Thank you for stopping by.