Wednesday, April 15, 2015

full life

I guess it's been awhile since you've blogged when you realize that half the photos you added in the post were ones you've used before . . . and the all the blogs that you follow have so many new posts it would take days to read them all.

Life lately has been full: full of fresh understanding, of discoveries, of trials (or as a friends says, "opportunities for integrity", of constant change, of music, of good cries, of winter welcoming spring, of photographs and of wonderful people to share all the fulness with. Sometimes it seems too much and maybe that's because I overthink while being emotional at the same time. but ya know, it's okay to take things one day at a time and most of the time that's all we can do.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

leaving? no thank you.

I’m the kind of girl who likes to go places and see new things, but I’m also the kind of girl who gets attached and somehow carries a piece of every place inside her. It can be exhausting, having your heart in a hundred different places and now I’m sure Colorado has an even bigger piece. Not sure if it’s all that practical (pshh, who cares about practicality anyway), but the mountains make something inside you come alive that you didn’t even know was there before. And for those of you who think Kentucky has mountains: no, we do not have mountains, we have hills. (Yes, they are beautiful bluegrass hills but they are not mountains.) Kentucky will still have the biggest part of me, though there are places that have almost as much of me and not even half the amount of time spent there. 

Okay, I need to stop talking about pieces of my heart and all the countless places its in before things get confusing. For now just look at how pretty everything is in Colorado. The sunsets here are the best, I swear. Tomorrow we leave (Kansas, bleehh) but I think I’m ready to come back to regular life. Maybe. 

If ya want, in the comment section below, name some places you’ve left your heart in. I’d love to hear! 

Sunday, March 22, 2015

road trip

(written two days ago) 

Took off on a two week road trip five days ago with some cool people (my brother Max and my grandparents). There’s so many wonderful things to see that I don’t know how to take it all in — it’s a good kind of thing. So far we’ve been to canyons, seen mountains bigger than I’ve ever seen before and I think I’m gonna end up leaving my heart in a million places. Also, I think my roaming heart is learning (slowly, but still learning) to trust and I haven’t been overthinking to the sleepless point. That’s good. 

Outside this window there are mountains and frost-clothed pine trees covering them. Fog hovers over the very tips of the mountains. It’s wonderful; that’s all I can say.

cue the random pictures.