"the purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to read out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience." Eleanor Roosevelt
Spring Break 2016. The last Spring Break of my college career.
My roomates (Becky and Olivia) and I decided we would plan a fantastic trip to take a break from capstone and just have a great time together. We didn't want to do the typical beach Spring Break trip. We wanted to do some hiking and go out west, and none of us had ever been to Colorado Springs so thats where we decided to go!
It was amazing how God worked it out so that we could stay with the family of one of my good friends from when I was in choir in middle school. Instead of flying we drove the 20 hours out to Colorado Springs and had the best road trip.
We visited Garden of the Gods, Seven Falls, the Incline, Manitou Springs, Mt. Princeton Hot Springs Resort and a lot else. I had never been to Colorado before and the scenery was incredible. I was in awe of God's majesty and the beauty of his creation.
This was the trip of a lifetime and I will always remember our adventures and the sweet memories we made.
Since we were busy hiking and adventuring everyday I knew I would not be able to post everyday on my blog, so I decided to make a video to capture our trip and I worked on it a little bit everyday. For my second time using iMovie I'm pretty happy with how it turned out!
Thank You for the wilderness Where I learned to thirst for Your presence If I'd never known that place How could I have known You are better? Elevation Worship
Recently I have felt a little lost in the wilderness of life. But I'm thankful for it because it has taught me to rely on God more than myself. It's still a daily struggle because I like to believe that I am fully capable and can accomplish anything. But the truth of the matter is that I am nothing without Him. The only reason I am creative is because His spirit is living within me and I am made in His image. So I am going to continue to learn to trust God with my life; because ultimately living for Him is the only thing that matters.
Will you accept this rose? And by rose I mean this poorly designed snapchat that I threw together because I have a 15 page thesis paper due Wednesday? You will? Thanks.
This post is in honor of Bachelor Monday which will be Bachelor Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday this week because my roommates and I are just crazy busy being seniors in college and all. Hopefully tomorrow I will be more creative/get more sleep.
"What i like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce." Karl Lagerfeld
Museums and I have a love/hate relationship. I love seeing the creativity of artists from different times and walks of life. I hate feeling compelled to see every piece of art and read every description.
Today my roommate and I visited the Columbus Museum of Art. On a normal museum trip I would make a plan of attack and then systematically work my way through the art till I had seen every piece and read every description, taking mental notes and learning as much as I could. But today was not that kinda of museum trip day. For the first time ever I just wandered. No plan. No order. And to my surprise it was liberating. We walked into a gallery with screens, mirrors and projectors; it was mesmerizing watching the colors and light reflect and dance across the room.
And instead of reading the descriptions we took selfies. When we walked out of the gallery I had a quick feeling of panic; I didn't know the artist, I didn't know the title of the work. But tonight when I sat down and looked at the pictures I didn't care about the artist or the title; all that mattered was that I had a great time with my roommate. We don't get to have adventures super often, so this time was special.
In 10 years I would rather be able to look back at the pictures we took of ourselves than recognize the installation in a book. So I plan on taking more selfies with my friends, and reading less art work descriptions.
"The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today. Let us move forward with strong and active faith." Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Doubt. Imagine a tiny, little monster that lives in the back of your head. Fuzzy, blue; with maybe a few horns. He doesn't always show his ugly head, but when he does it can be crippling. Usually he plants little seeds that seem to grow and take control. But you don't have to water those seeds.
We all have doubt (your's might be purple with three eyes); but its how we handle those doubts that define how we move forward. My desire is to look forward and not be afraid of doubt. I know my little monster will always be around, and sometimes his seeds are warranted....BUT I'm not going to let the fear of him control me. So I'm throwing out my large watering can and getting an eye dropper.
I'm moving forward with strong and active faith. It's time to realize my tomorrow.