Monday, June 6, 2011

Cozy reading and writing time in my room. Good ending to a crazy day!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

on loving others

I read this excerpt earlier and haven’t been able to stop thinking about it since.

“There are so many eyes I'll look into today that don't know love. I will give some away with unconditional tolerance. It's a gift -- to myself and others.”

It’s hard to wrap my mind around this, being someone that has more love and support from her family and friends than I probably deserve, so naturally it made me really sad to think about the fact that others don’t have this.  Some people truly don’t know what it’s like to be loved, and well, that breaks my heart.

So I’m going to make a more conscious effort to be more kind to strangers, have patience when road rage wants to consume me, and take time to listen to others even when I don’t feel like it.  I’ve got love for years, so it only seems fair that I attempt to share it with someone that might not.

This might not be as easy as it seems in the midst of a bad day., so hold me to it ok?  

Saturday, January 8, 2011


I can't believe how great my life is.  I mean, I am currently sitting fireside in my living room while my roommate plays guitar in the background as I drink my coffee and eat my traditional Saturday pancakes.  I just had to stop for a second and take that all in.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

bang bang

My dog recently learned the "bang bang" trick, where he rolls over like he's dead when you say it.  I'm a pretty proud mama.  Mostly because it's just really damn cute.

*please ignore the green fleece pants and bedroom slippers--i wasn't planning on anyone seeing that monstrosity*

Tuesday, December 28, 2010


I have been having extreme wanderlust tendencies (I know, this is really nothing new), and convince myself almost daily that I'm just going to pack up and move somewhere---BECAUSE I CAN.  I'm young, unattached, and open to uncertainty for the most part.  With the exception of going to college 10 hours away from my parents, I don't feel like I've ever really taken a risk (at least in my eyes) and done something huge to to broaden my horizons or really take me out of my comfort zone.  I want that.  I want to be able to look back and say I did something like that.  Because sometimes I feel like time is just slipping through my fingers and it kills me.

However, the other side of this is the fact that I love my city.  Like love it.  I love the life I've created here-- the friends that keep me sane, my parents being close, and all that sweet Nashville has to offer--and sometimes even the thought of leaving that makes me emotional.  

So tell me, do you ever feel this way?  Have you packed up and gone somewhere or taken a risk that was life-changing?  Please share!  I sure would love to hear your stories.

Photo courtesy of World Gallery

Monday, December 20, 2010

signs that you should go back to bed

When I poured hot coffee over my tea bag instead of hot water this morning, and then immediately proceeded to fall into the toilet after the lid was left up, I really should have known (or at least suspected!) that today might have ended up being a rather stressful day.  The way I see it though?  It was a total Monday and I got it over with early in the week.  Cheers to tomorrow and a short week ahead!

PS- happiest birthday to my sweet mother (below) today!  She's the best one around.

Sunday, December 19, 2010


It's always hilarious to me just how much of a homebody I turn into once the holiday season hits, lasting until about mid-March.  But how can you really blame me when my house feels this cozy?