Saturday, March 22, 2014

Alright, so I'm posting twice in one day. Is there some kind of rule about not doing that? Oh well, my blog right? You guys, Moab... I have lived in Utah basically my entire life, and I have NEVER been to Moab until two weeks ago. Living in Utah you see all the pictures of everyone spending their breaks there with family and friends. It is just part of living here, so whenever I told people I had never been they usually proceeded to freak out. Well guess what guys? I WENT! And it was more beautiful than any photograph could ever represent. It just has such a cool atmosphere about it. Everyone there is just so happy, and loving life. It just makes you want to never leave!

Here are a couple photos I took while our short little weekend there. I promise these pictures do it no justice.
Do you see that tiny little human under the arch?
Now do you see that tiny little human REPELLING off of the gigantic arch?!
Excuse the face I am making in this picture.. I'm not really sure what is happening! 

And I end with a fossilized dinosaur foot print.... legit!!  


So a couple of weeks ago Zac and I went to Moab for the weekend as most of you probably saw through my Instagram. I decided that instead of basically posting the same pictures from my Instagram here, I would wait to get my film developed. Yeah, that's right! Remember that film I never finished back when we took our spontaneous road trip to San Fran? Well I finished the roll in Moab, so prepare yourselves!

I thought that I would first share the remaining San Fran pictures, mainly because looking at them makes me so happy, and it's about time I shared them. These are from our last day there when we went over to Muir beach. It's just a little beach, but it was so stunning. The drive was sooo beyond beautiful, and looking at these makes me want to get back there as soon as I can.
Not exactly sure what happened here, but I'll take it. Haha
Back when I had longer hair.. YIKES!

And we end with a view..

I know I say it every time, but come on THAT LIGHT LEAK! I die. I seriously just love film. I love how raw, and natural it is. That is why I refuse to edit them. It takes away from the pureness of it all. I will be back soon with some pictures of Moab!

Journal Day #2

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

They say hindsight is 20/20, and with good reason- looking back at something always gives us a better view. We're often able to really see how our choices and decisions then shaped our today, and examine what we would have done differently given the chance. When looking back though, we often look way back, but for this exercise stay a little closer to present time and look back just 12 months. If you could go back just one year, what would you tell yourself? What advice would you offer about everything you've experienced?

I feel like I have kind of talked about this lately with the whole mission thing, and how I have learned to make my own decisions, so I won't go back to that. Something else I seemed to really have a hard time with this time last year was being okay with being alone. 

After my boyfriend of three years and I broke up two years ago I really had a hard time getting back into the swing of things. I chose to ignore what had happened, and just tried to fill my time with other things. I never wanted to be alone, and was constantly depressed at a lack of people to hang out with. For the past three years, I had spent all my time with him. I had made very few friends in college, and I just felt like I had no one. I was so dependent on having someone there for me to constantly be with, and I was frustrated I had let myself get to that point. 

Around this time last year I was finally fed up. I was done with the random flings that went nowhere, and I was done being unhappy because I didn't know how to meet people. I finally took a step back, and let myself think and be alone. 

It is kind of crazy thinking about it now. I value my independent time so much. I know take at least one day a week for a me day, because I have seen how much it has improved my overall happiness. It really is so important to take the time to sit back, and do things alone. That could be reading a book, going for a walk, or binge watching Grey's Anatomy. Anything that allows you some peace and quiet, and some time to sit alone with your thoughts. 

*image via Pinterest

A List of Ten

Sunday, March 2, 2014

I got this idea from Kylie from the blog kyliebrooke earlier this week. Basically, it is just listing ten things you love right this second. I think taking just a second to think about things you love, and that you are grateful for can completely change your mood around for the better. Hopefully, this is something that I can come back to occasionally.

Here is my list of ten:

  1. Natural light streaming through big window
  2. A good book, a comfortable couch, and a warm blanket
  3. Fireplaces
  4. Simply Balanced Strawberry fruit bites. But seriously, they are the bomb. 
  5. Kitties that love to sit on your lap.
  6. Hiking
  7. New running pants
  8. The app Inlight. It is the greatest.
  9. Pictures of mountains
  10. Cuddling
What are on your list of ten?!

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