college: day 2

image from fiesole, italy

made it here.

made it to my new home.

made it to college.

. . .

“I’ve learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow. I’ve learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights. I’ve learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you’ll miss them when they’re gone from your life. I’ve learned that making a “living” is not the same thing as making a “life.” I’ve learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance. I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back. I’ve learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision. I’ve learned that even when I have pains, I don’t have to be one. I’ve learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back. I’ve learned that I still have a lot to learn. I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

– maya angelou

. . .

i read this today and i want this to be my new motto of sorts for school. . . isn’t it just so lovely? isn’t it so perfect for what i have started here?

mom was a dear-heart and sacrificed her whole day to help me pack and unpack yesterday. new roomie giz and i are loving our little room – full of prayer flags, quilts, and a handful of paintings {dorm post coming someday soon!}

new student convocation and fall fest are tonight. the madness has already begun. . .

even if i might not have been as excited as i should have been at first, a handful of things are getting me super duper excited these days. i am here and i am going to try to live my life to the fullest.

xoxo from campus,


+ new photos from rome and new zealand over at grace farson photography!

+ when i think about what i want out of life, i just want to be a person with lots of skillz. really, i just want to be the female indiana jones. i want to work on archeological digs in the desert {*spoke with an art historian today who gets to travel back and forth to pompeii to play with art and artifacts! dreamy}, have knowledge, and to be able to kick ass. . . that’s all.

+ people reflecting on life in paris


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