Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Day 21: Sunrise

"There's a sunrise and a sunset every single day, and they're absolutely free. Don't miss so many of them."
- Jo Walton

I always take pictures of even though day 21 is "sunset", I figured it wouldn't hurt to switch it up a bit. I literally woke up, looked outside, and took this picture out of my window. I would love to wake up for sunrises more often...I remember when I'd work the early morning shift in college and get to walk to work with the sunrise. I miss that. Or at least, the idea of that. :)

Today I had one of those basic realizations...I was talking about kids on the way out of work with someone who has two. I thought to myself, "I'm definitely not going to be ready for that for another ten years". And then I thought about where I was ten years ago (middle school...yikes), and so much can change in even five years, let alone ten. Five years from now, I could be married. Maybe even trying for kids. Most likely not the second, but hopefully the first. And that's just the way life goes for grow up, get married if you want to, have kids if you want to/can, work, live, etc. Driving in my car on the way home, I was simultaneously excited and suffocated by that train of thought. But I just have to happens in the midst of those stages. I didn't just go from middle school to high school to college to adult life...that would be boring. So many amazing things happened, and some not so amazing things. All of which I eventually came to be grateful for. I feel like I am so completely different from the me five years ago, and yet so much And how I define myself is continually shifting and growing and changing.

So, here's to five years ago, five years from now, and today. Because today is life.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Day 20: Whatever You Please

"Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for."


Sunday, November 11, 2012

Day 19: Landscapes

Hey all. It's been a little while. Luckily there isn't a strict deadline for this photo challenge...

Landscapes. God paints some especially gorgeous ones here in the CO. This particular picture was one I took on a hike up to Lake Isabelle. It was a couple months ago, but I had such a hard time finding a good landscape shot that I figured I could post this. This hike was perfect...perfect weather, perfect scenery, perfect company. Plus we went to get delicious wings afterwards in Nederland. Good day :)

What a week. What a few weeks, actually. I think I'll be able to post consistently again...hopefully! I'll try my best. This past week has been an awesome change of mood from the previous weeks. A mix of pain and joy, with some hope thrown in. The pain makes the joy that much sweeter and much more present. God once again reminds me that he never leaves. I feel good things coming...and good things that are already here. Super thankful for that. And ready for a change! Hope you all are well :)