#Week17: Journals, Autumn, and Friends

Hello all! Here’s another week of writing and finding positivity. This week has been very fun and for some reason very beautiful compared to some others. Not that they weren’t great, but the week just had a lot of moments I felt I could touch on.

The first point is that I bought a journal where I decided I will document all my happy moments and thoughts. Whether its eating a donut or stargazing all night or anything…I write it down because I fear forgetting. I’ve come to the conclusion that that is why I write everything down and document every moment of my life that isn’t terrible. I have this obsession with memories and absolutely am terrified of forgetting. So in order to avoid that, I am trig to remember as much as possible about these precious beautiful moments of my life.

A second point is that its finally fall! I always wait all year long for my favorite season to arrive and thankfully it is hear, just as beautiful as anticipated. Yay for sweaters, scarfs, and the most beautiful colors and visuals nature gives off.

Another happy part of my week was simply just the times where I hung out with friends. They are some of the most precious things you have in your life, so cherish them while they’re here. I am blessed to have a good deal of friends who care about me and support the random annoying artistic things I do and attempt to stop me from the stupid things I do. All in all, I know I have crossed paths with these certain people for a reason and I hope to never take anyone in my life for granted.

This is a shorter post but I just felt like I didn’t need to go into extreme detail about these two things; they simply make me happy and that’s all that matters.

So here’s to a forever abundance of journal’s, crazy nights with friends, the beauty of a leaf changing, cherishing the life you live, and of course every beautiful moment.

Fellow Adventurers,

Here’s to Happy!

#Week17: Journals, Autumn, and Friends

Hello all! Here’s another week of writing and finding positivity. This week has been very fun and for some reason very beautiful compared to some others. Not that they weren’t great, but the week just had a lot of moments I felt I could touch on.

The first point is that I bought a journal where I decided I will document all my happy moments and thoughts. Whether its eating a donut or stargazing all night or anything…I write it down because I fear forgetting. I’ve come to the conclusion that that is why I write everything down and document every moment of my life that isn’t terrible. I have this obsession with memories and absolutely am terrified of forgetting. So in order to avoid that, I am trig to remember as much as possible about these precious beautiful moments of my life.

A second point is that its finally fall! I always wait all year long for my favorite season to arrive and thankfully it is hear, just as beautiful as anticipated. Yay for sweaters, scarfs, and the most beautiful colors and visuals nature gives off.

Another happy part of my week was simply just the times where I hung out with friends. They are some of the most precious things you have in your life, so cherish them while they’re here. I am blessed to have a good deal of friends who care about me and support the random annoying artistic things I do and attempt to stop me from the stupid things I do. All in all, I know I have crossed paths with these certain people for a reason and I hope to never take anyone in my life for granted.

This is a shorter post but I just felt like I didn’t need to go into extreme detail about these two things; they simply make me happy and that’s all that matters.

So here’s to a forever abundance of journal’s, crazy nights with friends, the beauty of a leaf changing, cherishing the life you live, and of course every beautiful moment.

Fellow Adventurers,

Here’s to Happy!

#Week16: Rage and Love

Happy Tuesday! Sorry I’m still a little off on my days but I’m trying really hard to stay consistent with my writing. I will say, even though I’m sometimes distant from my blog I am still feeling an exceding amount of joy and happiness.

This week was nothing extraordinary but had some happy moments. I got to hang out with some friends and have a movie night. And also got to work on a few short films at school.

And secondly, on a random note…yesterday was September 21st. Eleven years ago the American Idiot album came out and then a few years later became my favorite musical. This blog would not be without them because it is named after one of Billie Joe Armstrong’s lyrics. All I want to say is…no matter what style of music you do or don’t like, one thing is the same. Music makes us feel something in a personal way that mere words cannot. This album made me realize how beautiful the space that’s in between insane and insecure is, as well as reminding me that rage and love will always be the story of my life. And finally that I’ll never be able to turn back time, but I can always remember the times.

So thank you, Green Day for the music you made that has and still moves me. And to quote the author of this album:

“Life isn’t pretty, but it sure is beautiful.” -Billie Joe Armstrong

So here’s to good friends, beautiful music, universal languages, and of course every gorgeous moment.

Fellow Adventurers,

Here’s to Happy!

#Week14&15: Art, Spontaneity, and Beautiful Nights

So this last week has been so hectic so I had to combine two posts in one. I promise I will stay consistent as much as possible, but college is a little crazy sometimes. So anyways, here we go!

My first happy moment these past few weeks was that I had the opportunity to work on a student film. It was a great experience and allowed me to learn a lot about film and that field of acting. 

Another happy moment was a mini spontaneous photo shoot I did with my roommate, Kelsey, and I did in our apartment. One of those photos is the featured image for this post. Ot was super artsy and random but just another reason why I love her.

And lastly I realized something that I realize everyday. 

I. Love. The. Moon. And. Stars.

There was one night where the stars were so bright and the moon was so full and I just fell in love with the night’s beauty all over again. And that happens everytime I stargaze. I have a bond with the night and I hope it never goes dim…

So here’s to art, spontaneity, awesome roommates, amazing friends, beautiful haunting nights and of course each beautiful moment.

Fellow Adventurers,

Here’s to Happy!

#Week13: Pure Happiness And Nothing Else

So once again I was busy and am posting a day late, so I decided that my new day of posting is going to be on Mondays. I also have decided that I am not going to post my blog on facebook, instagram and twitter anymore. For anyone who wants to read they can find through the link in my bio or previous links. This doesn’t mean I won’t share them ever again on social media, but for now I’m going to focus on what I am trying to accomplish as opposed to who’s reading it.

This week I was happy for happiness. And that’s the main thing that should make me happy. Not likes or follows. There’s nothing wrong with that but I have focused on it too much lately. So my focus is happiness and nothing else. 

Sorry this was a short post, but I felt I need to go in this direction.

So here’s to pure happiness and nothing else, and of course, eaxh beautiful moment.

Fellow Adventurers, 

Here’s to Happy!

Week #12: More Beautiful Moments…

So this week has been particularly exhausting, therefore I had to post a day later. So here we are, Monday night is just as happy as Sunday. This week I returned to school in Virginia and today began my junior year; my how time is flying by. This week had many happy moments, but I will try to sum them up as best as I can.

The first moment is that I moved in to my first apartment this week. It is very different to live in a house. Especially when you realize how many thing you have to buy as opposed to a dorm room. But I thoroughly enjoyed decorating my room and other details of living off campus. Plus my roommates are pretty awesome, so that’s awesome.

Another moment is that I got to catch up with a lot friends this past weekend. Whether it was watching funny movies, eating tacos, star-gazing, jamming out to music, or giving each other unnecessary, but beautiful gifts; I love everyone in my life that I am honored to call a friend. And each moment with them is beautiful and very cherished. There is nothing better than being able to sit down with people and forget about life for a while. Just sit back, chill and be present in this current moment. I’ve been infatuated with the idea of moments lately, if you couldn’t tell. They’re so interesting and I love finding everyday possible to enjoy them.

I’ve also come to realize lately that life is so precious but very fragile. We hear these sayings all the time that say things like, “Life is too short to not, etc…” or “You only live once,” and yes those are true statements, but to me that just reminds me how every decision I make is going to affect the rest of this short, individual life I have. So, no, I don’t want to be reckless and irresponsible; I want to be cautious and careful while seeking joy and always remaining open and accepting to all that may happen. As I’ve said before, life is made up of moments; and the cool thing about moments is once one ends another one begins. I want to cherish every moment and also be wise with everything in my life. So maybe I’m saving up for a trip to Vienna instead of a wedding dress; so I get more excited for a new Jamie Cullum jazz album instead of a high paycheck. Or someday want to live in a lighthouse…I like a lot of odd things, anyone who knows me knows that haha. I’m not trying to make it seem like I’m on this higher wave-length of life, I’m merely expressing the thoughts and things that have made me happy in the last few days. And I deeply encourage you in every way possible, think on the happy things. It doesn’t make life easy or rid you of any problems…but it sure makes it more enjoyable.

I wrote something on my hand the other night, I honestly don’t know why I did, but I wrote:

“If the stars and moon never shined, the sun would have a million pointless sunrises.”

I’m not sure what it meant but every time I think about it or read it, I get this odd feeling of joy inside. I guess its an odd way to say that everything in life is special; maybe not to you, but to someone, somewhere. Why would the sun rise if the moon never appeared? Without the stars and moon, day would seem incomplete and night would be unknown. You may not agree with that, but I find it fascinating.

So here’s to a new school year, new places and people, beautiful seashells and gorgeous records, weird obsessions, individuality and each beautiful, sacred moment.

Fellow Adventurers,

Here’s to Happy!

Week #11: Life Isn’t Pretty, But It Sure Is Beautiful…

Hello all!

This is week eleven and also the last week of the summer for me. So this one is a bit of a reflective post. I have had a very eventful summer and have experienced/learned a lot of things. This summer has been one for the books, I made new friendships that I’m very excited about, new places I’ve fell in love with, and countless reminders of God’s grace and faithfulness towards us. I came up with a list of eleven things I’ve learned and will keep in mind for the rest of my life.

  1. Life is out of our control; we can’t control what happens, but we can control our perspective on everything we experience; Be. Optimistic.
  2. There are two types of people you will meet in life; those who will stick around and those who won’t. Doesn’t mean they are bad people it’s just how it is. So find the people who will stay and hold on to them.
  3. There is a difference between knowledge and intelligence; Knowledge is facts, information, and skills acquired by a person through experience or education. Intelligence is the ability to acquire and apply knowledge and skills. Strive to apply what you know to your life.
  4. If you want to grow and be pushed in any aspect and/or field, you have to do it yourself; don’t wait for someone to tell you to work harder. You and you alone are your biggest motivator.
  5. Don’t rely on people for your own happiness; People can definitely make you happy, but they can not be the source of your happiness. They will let you down every time; we are all imperfect.
  6. Keep an open mind; we live in a society overcome by “political correctness.” You can have your own opinion that others may not agree with, but it does not make you or the other hateful. Respectfully disagreeing has not gone away. Stand firm in your beliefs, but understand you will not always agree with everyone and that’s ok.
  7. Tell your family you love them every chance you get; we have no idea how long our time is on this earth. Take advantage of every moment you have with those you love.
  8. Don’t merely exist, LIVE! Have fun, go on adventures, buy records, write a poem, learn a new skill. Accept reality and be responsible, but remember life is meant to be enjoyed.
  9. Take every negative thing you experience in life and allow it to affect you in a positive way; Let every experience in your life, good or bad, mold you into a stronger and better person.
  10. Work hard for what you love; no one can make you care about something. If you are passionate about anything, gosh darn it, SHOW IT!

This summer has been full of new experiences, scary moments, great friends, awesome road trips and my attempt to seek joy as opposed to self-pity. I’m almost a quarter of the way into this personal project and it has already changed my perspective on life. With the help of a few people who are always there for me, I have learned that each moment is special and has the potential to be beautiful. So my goal for the rest of my life is to embrace every one. For all reading and for those who saw a hint of how they were mentioned, thank you and I love you! Stay optimistic!

Here’s to another beautiful summer, a new semester, new journey’s, every beautiful moment and I almost forgot; here’s to #11.

11. Life isn’t pretty, but it sure is beautiful.

With that as my new mindset, I can say I am very excited for my new friendships and experiences this next year holds.

Fellow Adventurers,

Here’s to Happy