Sunday, February 28, 2010

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Sunday afternoons warm my soul.

30 miles. 74 degrees. Rolled down windows and warm air. Full bellies and bright faces. Train, Uncle Kracker, Five for Fighting, and Rob Thomas on the radio with out-of-key voices joining in. Cell phone pictures that are dear to my heart.

This is what happiness looks like.

Have a happy week.

Monday, February 15, 2010


I have grown up in a wonderful world full of dinner parties, next-door cocktails, china plates, Sunday school dresses, neighborhood bike rides, white picket fences and golden retrievers. I have lived the Southern stereotypical lifestyle of knowing everyone in town and leaving doors unlocked… and I love it so dearly. I have always had a vision of my future: working in a successful marketing agency in a thriving city. Having the top-notch designer brands in clothing (something I have never had the luxury of experiencing.) My apartment being decorated to perfection and a place where clutter ceases to exist. Going out on the town at night where I would eventually meet the man of my dreams. We would date for approximately two years, get engaged, and then have the wedding of anyone’s expectations. We would then settle down into a small suburb where my small-town tendencies would fit in perfectly. Our house would be either white-washed brick or pale-yellow wood. And yes, a white picket fence would be in tact… complete with a terrier on the front steps. We would wait about a year before we had kids ( I would want the married-life experience, of course..) He would commute to work, and I would start a photography business from home once we started to have children. Our children would consist of two girls and one boy. They’d grow into successful adults and we would sit in our rocking chairs sipping tea, looking back on it all with so much pride… the perfect life.

But now I am trying to teach myself to let go of it all. Not to criticize people in my mind for not having my own fake ambitions of a “perfect” life. I am now learning to let my life fold out as I go. Not to care if I am living up to anyone’s darn expectations, but my own. Trying to learn who I am, not what I imagined I was. I am opening my mind to others’ ways of life, and looking at it with a positive frame of mind… attempting to engrain in my mind the importance of being happy. No matter what I do, who I end up with, where I am, whatever salary gets thrown my way… that is all that matters.

Ohhh I have a lot to learn and experience, and believe me, I know it.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Jumping out of my seat...


It SNOWED. In my town. 4 inches.
I spent yesterday in the snow, gleaming the whole time.
Yes, I have been the obnoxious kid screaming and giggling who ruins your peaceful Friday night.

But I have fallen completely head over heels.... and I love every bit of it.

Happy Snow Day everyone!

(will post more pictures soon)


Monday, February 1, 2010

No words

Inspired by this post, today, I am going to let the image do all of the speaking to you...

Have a beautiful week.