Wednesday, March 19, 2014

A Year of Mornings

Whenever I'm in need of inspiration for photography this is one of my favorite reads. I love the story behind the book. Two women, 3,191 miles apart share their mornings without talking to each other. They show you how beautiful daily life can be. It reminds me that everyday has something beautiful to be captured and enjoyed.

With spring near, I'm anxious to wake up earlier, fully embrace the beauty all around and capture early morning moments. At the moment, this Michigan girl is dreaming of the day when I am sitting on the grass, with bare feet, lemon water in hand, and enjoying a favorite book. For today, I'm inside looking at the grey sky, hearing the birds chirp and reminding myself, spring is near.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

2014 Is The Year...

I want to post less words, and share pictures. Some days I'm more inspired than others, and I think for this blog my ultimate goal is just to share; whether it be through pictures, words, or both. 

Some of us bloggers tend to think about how we want our blog to look, and how we want to have all these ideas when in reality, we often find ourselves wondering where to begin. I want to post more, but I can't do that with worrying about the followers, who might be reading, who may not like what I'm posting and decide to unfollow. I want to be honest, always, and this blog should ultimately be about who I am as a person, what I'm currently learning, including my passion for photography, writing and Jesus. 

I've said this many times in the past, but blogging needs to be who I am. I want to share, being open and honest and I think from time to time we just need to be re-inspired to figure out why we even started blogging in the first place. I have so many reasons why. If God never put the desire to start up my first blog, I never would've met my best friends. I wouldn't have the encouragement from these people, that I have, and I would be missing out on so many different stories, that are being so beautifully written by God.  

2014 is the year I want to live, I don't want to hold back from anything. Honestly, It isn't always easy and so that's why my word for this year is to be brave. What 2014 holds are dreams becoming realities and I can't wait to share this new journey with you. 

Much love and Happy Tuesday! <3 

Monday, March 17, 2014

A Fresh Beginning

Ever since I was little, I've loved baking. At a young age I started "helping mom" in the kitchen. The actual baking was definitely more fun than the clean up. It did help to add a little music and dancing around the kitchen.  I never imagined in the early days,  my time in the kitchen with mom would lead me to consider a career in culinary arts and/or photography. 

It's hard to believe I'm a senior. Time flies by so quickly and inside, I still feel like the little girl helping mom in the kitchen. A senior always seemed so "old". Yet here I am, thinking about what I want to do with my life. I want to do something I enjoy, something that I'm passionate about. 

Photography is what makes my soul ache; not the cry yourself to sleep ache, but the kind when you have passion in your eyes and living your dream. Ever since I was little, I've been a dreamer; passionate about story-telling. As I've gotten older, my dreams have become so intense and my desire to travel and photograph the everyday are musts for the future. I believe there is absolutely nothing that quite compares to an afternoon with nothing on a to-do list, a cup of your favorite hot coffee, cozy sweaters and wool socks, and your very favorite read to captivate your attention.

 I'm a full on dreamer of the impossible and I love moments to remember down the road. Journaling has always been in my day-to-day life and I think that's why I love story telling so much; with photography it's the best of both worlds. Not only can I capture a special moment, but be taken back to the time the memory was made. 

Traveling holds a special place in my heart. One of these days I'll be off on a plane visiting the place that's stolen my heart. You can find me practicing an English Accent at the most random times.  I have many dreams of being in an apartment above a cafe in the English countryside, sitting in a cozy chair by the fire, warming up after being caught in the rain. 

This new place is my passion, it's my new home, and I hope you'll take a look around, and say hello. I do love making new friends. I can't imagine not sharing, even if I'm the only one reading it. Although it's more fun when you can connect. ;) If you would like to read my old writings, please go here. I also can be found lettering away at The Letters In My Mailbox :)

Thanks for stopping by today. Hope your day is beautifully blessed. I'll be back real soon.