This year I hopped onto one of the hottest trends. I got an iPhone and swiftly fell into the world of podcasts. I’m honestly terrible at finding new music for myself to listen to - I like what I like, why would I want to change? - and so, when I get tired of listening to my music, I really like to listen to someone else speak on a variety of things - Faith, love, life, etc.
My generation has a new addiction. With shiny smart phones, fancy laptops, and all the other technological dreams we could ever need, our instant gratification problem has lent itself to the destination addiction.
Love is everywhere. It’s in the embrace of friends, it’s in the first moment of holding hands, it’s in mother’s kiss to her son’s cheek. It’s been in the air before Valentine’s day and it won’t stop after.
A few months ago, I heard this story on Invisibilia. I’ve listened to a lot of podcasts but none like this before. None where the story returned to my mind, days and weeks later.
Lately I’ve been reading a lot of YA books. I know they are fiction but characters can feel so real - their mannerisms, their figures of speech. My imagination brings them to life.
Hey friends! I’ve recently been scrolling through the world wide web as one does, and I found some really interesting questions I wanted to ponder with you all. Instead of answering standard questions for you to learn a little more about me, I figured you all could get to know what I think and believe and learn more about me.
Lately, I’ve been thinking about the practice of vulnerability. I feel like all of my posts come from some journaling and reflecting I’ve been doing and this is one of them. I’ve been trying to figure out how to be more open to those I want to know me more.
The most cliche piece of advice is, you guessed it, be yourself! While we all love dolling out generic pieces of advice, do we even know what that means? What does it mean to be yourself? Are there moments where I am more myself than not? What do I need to do to be myself?
The Lover’s Dictionary by David Levithan is this out of order love story told through the letters of the alphabet. In these words, for defining flux, he is saying something so profound, yet so simple. The natural state of our lives is change. It truly is.
Worth. It takes me back to thinking about that famous quote from Perks of Being a Wallflower. Charlie asks the professor “Why do nice people choose the wrong people to date?” His teacher answers, “We accept the love we think we deserve.”