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 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. 

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