Monday, July 28, 2014

Kissing the Teenage Years Goodbye



     this morning at 6:29 am, i left the world of a teenager behind. it's a little sad in some ways, but it's also exciting; a new stage in life is before me and it's bound to be interesting.
     the picture of the necklace has meaning; the pendant on it is the symbol for a leo, which is my sign; i bought it friday when i went to the mall, and thought it was suiting. leos are at their height on the 28th of july, which is the day i was born.
     i just came back from a walk... the sun is setting, the air is cool, the wind is rustling through the trees and it sounds like waves washing over my senses. i'm listening to
1, 2, 3, 4 by the Plain White T's and Bubbly by Colbie Caillat, and my furry black cat Sheba is curled up in my lap.
     today was mostly quiet; my grandma came up and we ate pizza and sat around talking, and i mostly spent the rest of it sipping coffee and skyping with friends.
      this coming year for me of 20, i'm going to try to focus more clearly on the smaller things in life; the soft sensation of my cat's paw resting on my forearm, the way the sun catches the delicate white petals of Queen Ann's Lace, the feeling of grass under my feet and the sun on my skin.
      i have forgotten to remember them.
      until today.
      God has given me another 365 days.
       when i awake, he is still with me.


Monday, July 21, 2014

What Are Hearts Made Of?


Vacation to Charleston, South Carolina



     i had an awesome week (for the most part).
     tuesday, my family and i set off on the five hour drive to Charleston, South Carolina; my dad is in the Sons of Confederate Veterans, and there was a convention there, so that's the root reason we were going there, however it turned into a very enjoyable vacation. we went to the Yorktown, a decommissioned aircraft carrier, went to the beach, Magnolia Cemetery where the three crews of the Hunley are buried; mom and i went to a korean restaurant and shopped around down town for a long time, and we went to the aquarium. friday night, a transformer in front of the hotel blew out, so we were without power for a bit, and then again on sunday morning as we were trying to pack to leave, the power failed once more, and being on the fifth floor with no elevators... let's just say much arms and shoulders are incredibly sore this morning. :)
     i took a total of 290 pictures, but i will spare you and only upload the best from the trip. it was so nice to have a break from the normal routine of life and be able to visit new places and meet new people. and the beach was amazing. i ran around in the waves and listened to some of my favorite songs; the waves seemed to be in beat with the music.
     enjoy the pictures!