Saturday, January 30, 2010


seeing as though russellville has accumulated about 6 inches 
of snow in the past 2 days, i think it's safe to call this the
snow storm of 2010. as much as i love the snow when it's
falling and the first morning that you wake up and see
everything blanketed in white, i could deal without the
muddy, watery, dirty melting process.

snow days are always nice because it's a free day to do nothing.
you haven't had time to make plans so you don't feel bad when
you stay in your pajamas until noon. or find it unnecessary to shower
for the day.

so tonight, i'm going to continue to be lazy and snuggle up
in my snuggie (they may look silly, but they keep you cozy!), watch
all of the wedding/fashion shows on TLC, and catch up on some reading (a tree
grows in brooklyn).

goodbye snow, it's been nice for you to visit for awhile.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010


i've been reading a book by dale carnegie called "how to stop worrying and start living". my dad swears that this book can help and inspire even those with the worst cases of worry. my dad and i are the same in the sense that we both can get inspired by cheesy quotes and sayings or those tacky posters that you see posted all over the walls of middle school hallways. i guess that just does it for us. he gave me this book about this time last year but between reading my 800 page physical science book and keeping up in other classes, i just never got around to reading it. but i found myself diving into this book when i found it on my bookshelf a few days ago. after what seems like swimming in a sea of worry over the past couple of months, i decided i should give it a shot.

i love reading this book after my dad has read it because the pages that use to be white, are now nearly completely neon yellow from all of the highlighting he has done. a particular part that was highlighted goes like this:

"you and i are standing this very second at the meeting place of two eternities: the vast past that has endured forever, and the future that is plunging on to the last syllable of recorded time. we can't possibly live in either of those eternities--no, not even for one split second. but, by trying to do so, we can wreck both out bodies and our minds. so let's be content to live the only time we can possibly live: from now until bedtime. "anyone can carry his burden, however hard, until nightfall," wrote robert louis stevenson. "anyone can do his work, however hard, for one day. anyone can live sweetly, patiently, lovingly, purely, till the sun goes down."

so anyways, finding this somewhat-cheesy quote about only having to live in the present and carry a burden for the period of the sun has got me thinking about how i deal with the burden of worry that i carry.

thanks dad.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

welcome 2010.

christmas is over, the new years ball has been dropped, and we find ourselves at the beginning of a new decade. winter seems to be in full blast here seeing as though there as been snow on the ground since christmas eve. i've been in lazy mode the past few days, but when there's snow outside and the temperature has dropped into the teens, i find it okay to stay cozy inside.

yesterday i ventured out of the house to spend some time over coffee with two of my friends, ally and alison. both are encouraging people that have such a passion for whatever they do. it was so fun to catch up with them and be encouraged by the love that they have for people and for Christ.

alison friend.

ally friend.

currently i'm working on a list of things i wish to accomplish in 2010. today when i was reading through different blogs, i ran across this picture from the blog an open sketchbook.

so instead of making resolutions this year, i'm going to attempt to not fear failure. hopefully in january 2011, i can say that i did just that.
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