“We are always falling in love or quarreling, looking for jobs or fearing to lose them, getting ill and recovering, following public affairs. If we let ourselves, we shall always be waiting for some distraction or other to end before we can really get down to our work. The only people who achieve much are those who want knowledge so badly that they seek it while the conditions are still unfavorable. Favorable conditions never come.”
— C.S. Lewis // The Weight of Glory (via southernharvestmoon)
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10:24 pm • 13 February 2014 • 1,439 notes
Fear is so crippling. How do you stand up and start living?
8:54 pm • 6 February 2014
I had a dream last night, and something really wonderful and lovely happened. The dream went sour as dreams tend to do, but I didn’t want to wake up because of that one lovely thing that happened earlier. Somehow waking up and having it be a dream and not reality was worse than suffering through the weird and awful visions of the night.
9:17 pm • 5 February 2014 • 2 notes
Today has been a good place.
Those days that you expect to be regular and just turn around and turn into a piece of loveliness. Like the unpopular nerd girl who gets a makeover that consists largely of a head band and contacts instead of glasses. Attitudes make a world of difference.
Work: Thank you for giving me a chance to show patience and a smile to lots of strangers, especially that super cranky lady today
Jordan: Thank you for making me laugh and reminding me to be selective in the ways I define and shape my character
Julia: Thank you for making me laugh and for sharing your puppies. Even though they tried to eat my boots, they are therapeutic creatures. Also, Im sure your calves.. calfs… lower parts of your legs look amazing in your new foot wear.
Road and weather to Jordan and Julia’s house: Thank you for being a perfect place to roll down my window and exist in.
Ashok: Thank you for usually knowing exactly what I need to hear, and saying it tonight. Reminders are nice. I love you.
8:24 pm • 20 January 2014 • 3 notes
lifexistince said: who did your baking soda mask do for you? i wanna try it!
Hey! its very drying, so unless you have exceptionally oily skin, it may not be the best thing. I usually do it in break out spots, I find it helps decrease redness and swelling. Basically its just some baking soda with water added until it becomes a paste which you then smear on, let dry, and then wash off. When its time to clean off, I pretend its an exfoliator and use a wet wash cloth and circular motions until its all dissolved and gone. Its somewhat abrasive so again use with caution, but I love the way my fave feels when its all off. God Bless and enjoy!
5:46 pm • 15 January 2014
“Being in love is a good thing, but it is not the best thing. There are many things below it, but there are also things above it. You cannot make it the basis of a whole life. It is a noble feeling, but it is still a feeling. Now no feeling can be relied on to last in its full intensity, or even to last at all. Knowledge can last, principles can last, habits can last; but feelings come and go.”
C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity (via bookmania)
I need help. Is a relationship worth it, if it’s 95% perfect, but you’re not in love with him? Do you stay? Do you wait to fall? Is it just dragging out heartbreak for the one side that IS in love?
If the relationship is 95% perfect, I would say yes it is worth it, and you should stay. I would say that if it is 95% perfect you probably will fall in love, and that heartbreak is always a possibility when love is involved. The possibility of pain shouldn’t bring to a halt all happiness that could come before. Love doesn’t always come with trumpets declaring its presence, sometimes it creeps up. Know your L.M.Montgomery woman! Creeping takes time, and time is a necessary part of any relationship. If you break his heart, yours will probably break too, if for different reasons. And I agree with C.S. Lewis. Being in love is not the best thing. But love is. We can’t always choose to be “in love” but Love is a daily choice we make, so choose. So is the relationship 95% perfect? Are you happy when you are with him? is he happy when he is with you? Do you challenge each other to be the best you can be? Do you say the hard things that need to be heard that no one else says? Do you encourage one another? Are you attracted to him? Does he bring you to a better understanding of who you are and who God is? Do you do that for him? Does he make you laugh? My 95% is probably different than yours is.. but I say if it is 95%, stick it out. If he is choosing to show you love, and you choose to show him love, falling in it (in my very unprofessional and uneducated in the subject opinion) will happen.
12:44 pm • 10 January 2014 • 7,083 notes
Dinner Time with the Grandparents.
||Im making potato soup for dinner, do you want any?
||Sure, that sounds good!
||I hope so..
||Anything you make is tasty honey.
||Thats so nice! thank you!
||Its probably true, too.
8:09 pm • 6 January 2014 • 3 notes