Wednesday, May 30, 2012


This is for those who want an update on my new job. I just have my parents asking and that already exhausts me! So here it is. I really love my job. It's only been a couple days, and we will be in the learning process for a couple of weeks (probably more), but I'm enjoying it. I love being a part of the digital world, because that's where the growth is. And I can feel it when I'm at work! Things are always moving, always changing, and new information is coming out every day. I'm online every day and yet I have no idea what goes on behind the scenes. And it's really interesting learning about it! I'm not at the place where I can explain it to others yet, but maybe someday. Right now it's just so nice to absorb something again, and something that I feel will make a difference in my life. I love the possibilities of friendship with the other interns and the people that work there. I feel like the seeds for that are being planted. Overall I'm super grateful and excited for new opportunities there :)

Monday, May 28, 2012


I need to know that I have a purpose. That I'm not just one in a million. A speck of sand on the beach. A drop of rain in a thunderstorm. Overlayed by dreams and thoughts not my own. Or are they? Who can tell anymore.

“We must not cease from exploration. And the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we began and to know the place for the first time.” – T. S. Eliot

Friday, May 25, 2012


For Audrey. Best read in the rhythm of "Goodnight Moon". :)

Goodnight building, goodnight carts. Goodnight trash that is in the carts. Goodnight doors that squeak apart. Goodnight customers, and goodnight friends. Goodnight free rewards program. Goodnight musak, goodnight meetings. Goodnight awkward smiles and greetings. Goodnight 5-minute meetings. Goodnight Christmas and Easter rush. Goodnight children, who just won't hush. Goodnight rugs and goodnight mugs. Goodnight signs and goodnight wines (that we don't have). Goodnight service 20, 40 and 10. Goodnight all the select attractive men. Goodnight badge and goodnight phones. Goodnight condescending tones. Goodnight Dan the coffee man. Goodnight coffee, goodnight tea. goodnight people nice to me. Goodnight weird things people say, and goodnight item of the day. Goodnight airs and goodnight cares.         

Goodnight World Markets, everywhere.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Another year.

"Grow old along with me! 
The best is yet to be, the last of life, for which the first was made."
- Robert Browning

morning run
lunch with a good friend/
frozen yogurt
reading at Starbucks
birthday wishes from strangers
dinner at a restaurant I've been going to since I was a baby
family time
a happy birthday indeed. :)

Monday, May 14, 2012


A rose on the edge of blooming...I'd like to think my life is in this stage right now.

Friday, May 11, 2012

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Sidenote: I wish a couple was sitting at the bench...that would've been really cute. Unfortunately, I didn't think to stage anyone. Oh well. GORGEOUS day today at the park. I got to grab lunch with my good friend Andrea, and we walked around the park a few times and took some pictures.

I have this devotional that I've been reading every morning. It's called "Jesus Calling" by Sarah Young. On the 5th, here is what it said:

"Come to Me for all that you need. Come into My Presence with thanksgiving, for thankfulness opens the door to My treasures. When you are thankful, you affirm the central truth that I am Good. I am Light, in whom there is no darkness at all. The assurance that I am entirely Good meets your basic need for security. Your life is not subject to the whims of a sin-stained deity.

Relax in the knowledge that the One who controls your life is totally trustworthy. Come to Me with confident expectation. There is nothing you need that I cannot provide."

"Your life is not subject to the whims of a sin-stained deity." I needed that reminder.

Re-connected with someone I didn't expect tonight...and hanging out was really redeeming. :) I hope you all are having a great end to the week!

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Wednesday, May 2, 2012


My nephew had already captured my heart with his dashing good looks, but once he starting making this face a little while ago, I fell in love with his personality as well. He and Grandma were making this face at each other this morning so I wanted to capture it on camera, and as soon as I brought it over he looked right at me and hammed it up. Oh how I love him! Hope this brought a smile to your day like it did to mine :)