Friday, May 30

K.I.S.




The longer I'm home the more thankful I become that this place is my home. There is literally nowhere that I would rather be than in Bliss, Michigan. I sincerely believe that there is no where else on the entire planet that is as beautiful as this place is. I'm just infatuated with the beauty that surrounds me, from the tunnel of trees that engulfs me as I drive down to the beach & go on runs, to the sunset at the top of the nearby hills. I'm have become more & more thankful that two years ago I decided to leave home. The experience has given me a deep love & appreciation for the world around me, but it has also made me realize that this place is where I want to call my home. 
I long to live a simple & meaningful life, & there is nowhere else I've found where so many simple & meaningful people have lived. Where people live on their gardens & take baths in the lake. Simple living is where it's at. 

Friday, April 4

Tis A Gift To Be Simple


Even though this place is my new home and I love being here, sometimes I just miss home. I miss being in the middle of nowhere. I miss it actually being dark out when I turn off the lights, and I miss the miles I can run without seeing another soul. I miss the trees and forests and my lake. I miss the quiet. I miss looking up at the night sky and being drowned in silence and astounded with how big the world is and how small I am. I'm a middle of nowhere sort of person. And while it may seem simple and dull to some, to me it's simple and perfect. I think the world needs a little more simplicity. 

Friday, March 21

March Blogger Swap

For the first time I ever I decided to be apart of a Blog Swap! It was super exciting to me, mainly because I love receiving/sending packages and letters. It's def my love language. If you're interested in becoming a participant in the Blogger Swap that I'm apart of make sure to click the linky-poo and sign up! 
I got paired up with Jordan from The Spontaneous Idealist, who runs the cutest little blog! She is such a sweetheart and sent me the best package right when I needed it! I had been having a rough week, full of sickness, and it was just such a blessing to get her package yesterday. I walked to the other end of campus after getting a package slip in my mailbox and could barely contain myself when I saw who it was from. Okay, I couldn't contain myself, because I ripped it open on my walk back to my dorm and practically started crying at how absolutely sweet Jordan was. I'll share a little bit of what Jordan said about each item in my package:

Paris tissues- Because no one should have to deal with spring allergies- at least not in style.
Stationary- Writing is a mutual love between us. 
Floral headband- So dainty and elegant. 
Lollia no. 19 "Breathe"- from a boutique I visited over spring break. Literally a breath of fresh air.
Yankee Candle "Sweet Honeysuckle"- The smell of summer down here in the South. 

Seriously! What a kind spirit she is! I absolutely love everything in my package. It's nice to have such springy things to remind me that warmth is near, when Indiana just got snow overnight. 

Tuesday, March 11

Everything We Do.


Sometimes when you're just having one of those days where you really miss your boyfriend and start getting depressed because you won't see him for another forty-plus days, you just have to pick yourself up. You have to say to yourself, "I'm going to make this day worth being away from him, and I'm going to choose to be happy!" Kind of like that really awesome BBC Robin Hood quote, "Everything is a choice, everything we do!" And then you obviously have to start taking selfies to cheer yourself up.
... and cheer you up, it does.

P.S. If anyone besides me and my family has seen this wonderful BBC show I'm talking about maybe you could speak up so I don't feel like that big of a nerd. But lets be real, here. I sort of am. 


Tuesday, February 25

Setting Souls on Fire


Do you ever hear or read something that simply lights your soul on fire? That rekindles that spark that you just realize in that moment has went out without you ever even realizing it? That speaks to the heart of your spirit and you say quietly to yourself, "Ah! I remember now. That's why I was born, that's why I'm doing what I'm doing." And in nothing more than a second your being is awakened, and it's so strange because you were only vaguely aware that it was asleep. It happened for me. I watched this video while sitting alone in my apartment and began sobbing. I've felt these things before, but I haven't for a really long time. And listening to this beautiful woman speak about what music is for her rekindled my soul. I'm so excited to practice. I'm excited to go to my Music History class and my rehearsals. I am so infinitely blessed to have music in my life.