sometimes i forget . . .

sometimes i forget . . . i forget, just how crazy blessed i am.

i’m tired of complaining. i’m tired of wishing. i’m tired of waiting.

i’m here and here is the only place i need to be right now.

“therefore, dear sir, love your solitude and try to sing out with the pain it causes you. for those who are near you are far away… and this shows that the space around you is beginning to grow vast…. be happy about your growth, in which of course you can’t take anyone with you, and be gentle with those who stay behind; be confident and calm in front of them and don’t torment them with your doubts and don’t frighten them with your faith or joy, which they wouldn’t be able to comprehend. seek out some simple and true feeling of what you have in common with them, which doesn’t necessarily have to alter when you yourself change again and again; when you see them, love life in a form that is not your own and be indulgent toward those who are growing old, who are afraid of the aloneness that you trust…. and don’t expect any understanding; but believe in a love that is being stored up for you like an inheritance, and have faith that in this love there is a strength and a blessing so large that you can travel as far as you wish without having to step outside it.”

– rainer maria rilke, letters to a young poet

i’m currently sitting at my desk at reese, working on not one but two computers. monday, oh monday, here’s to you!

here’s to a week of exams, late//sleepless nights, obama//the secret service// jimmy fallon on campus and a multiple cups of coffee//tea.

school is nearing the end. another summer is almost here. . . and . . . in only 18 days i’ll be on a plane heading southeast.

+ nothing beats this song. yes, nothing.

{photo from a particularly beautiful, sun-filled morning in the woods}

what i wore wednesday: week 3

what i wore wednesday + friend loving. . .

my darling dana sent this this morning:

“Here’s to LIVING a full and inspiring Wednesday. I love you and miss
you like crazy. You’re one of the few people I know who I feel truly
LIVES their life. You do it each and everyday simply by being your
incredible self. Allow yourself to appreciate ALL that you do and ALL
that you are. Because you are one of the ones that inspires me to

So much love and hopefully sunshine in Chapel Hill.”

– d.

+ she’s the best. d can encourage me like no one else in this big world. i often wonder why burlington, vt can’t be just a short walk away from chapel hill . . . in a perfect world it would be.

+ this is old news now {don’t know where i was when this came out}, but gizzy shared birdy’s skinny love cover yesterday and now i have the need to hear it every second i am on my computer. have had this bizarre but serious obsession with a handful of songs these past two weeks. {*to the point everyone is getting fed up with me listening to the same few songs over and over and over again}

+ my dear friend jessica hedrick is the coolest yoga teacher and massage therapist ever. there’s no one else like her in the world. she recently followed her heart and left her home in savannah to move to asheville and open white sage massage therapy & yoga. i cannot wait to visit next time i’m in a-ville! i miss her and the lunch dates we used to have during ayc yoga training.

+ i got to paint something tonight {*last image. it was a short painting session, but i am just so excited i found an open studio where i can go and relax and do what my heart desires}

+ today was a better day that yesterday. i really enjoyed my first day at my new job!

until next time.  . .