Wednesday, March 9, 2011

{Just a Short Word}

"Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty."
-Albert Einstein-

Saturday, March 5, 2011


We knew exactly who we were and exactly where we were going. It was grand.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

{Dream Big}

So I am sitting here trying to not over load my brain with information. I have been keeping myself burred in my studies, and I am loving the results I am getting. I am really learning and I love it.

I have just recently moved to a place. Far from any place I conciser to be home. Being here has completely torn from anything I love to do, and from many of the people I love. I have been thrown into a completely new mix of people, and most of whom oppose my views in life completely. I have come very close to a break down, closer than I have ever come before. i have been abandoned and hurt. Yet, I have not allowed myself to give up.

I have come far enough in my life to understand enough of who I am and how to keep it alive in even the most horrible of circumstances. This is am so very proud of. I have not lost my optimism, my faith in people or my hope. This place is not the end of me. I will still love people and nature. I will continue to dream. And I will not let anything or anyone tell me that this world is not beautiful. I am not going to be overcome by the pessimistic view. so, i will continue to have hope, and laugh until it hurts. I will hike along the polluted river and find the beauty in the mud. If that is what it takes to keep my soul alive, that is what I will do.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

With Nature...

I have life to live.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

{Hope is Just the Start}

What do I have to contribute to help tackle the problems of ______?

I believe this to be one of the most important questions that our society needs to be asking. We all have gifts, talents, and blessings that need to be put to good use. I recently had dinner with a friend and she was telling me that she just has this itch to do more. she wants to put herself to good use, doing anything she can to help the world around her. My hope is that she and I are among the majority.

How can I use my passions to help the world?

There is going to come a time when you look back on your life and ask yourself
"Would I have done it all the same?"
I want to answer "yes"

Friday, December 10, 2010

{its about the moments}

i was so lucky to capture this moment. i can almost feel the connection between me and the deer again. i believe that being with nature is the closest we can come to being with God.
i love these moments of connection.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

{belief: quite the journey}

tonight i went to my old youth group meeting for the first time since high school... a lot is different but what they believe is the same. and i do not believe that this is a bad thing. it is such a breath of fresh air to know that the religion i once was a part of is still the same.

i have been on quite the journey sense high school. i have discovered things about myself and the world on my own. and during this process i have come to challenge some of the things i believe. i think that this was necessary for me and maybe for everyone. if people are not being challenged by the people and the things around them, than they can not grow.

i do not know everything that i believe, but i do know that i do love that religion allows people to believe in something greater than who they are.

i have within me this desire to know and understand what it means to live completely free, with love, and to be apart of something bigger than who i am.