There’s something wonderful about traveling light. Life is just so much better that way. There’s also something more freeing about being picky and attracting the very things that will enrich me. 
Life is wonderful. ;)

XoXo
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There’s something wonderful about traveling light. Life is just so much better that way. There’s also something more freeing about being picky and attracting the very things that will enrich me. 

Life is wonderful. ;)

XoXo

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Still one of my favorite shirt designs to date. Also one of the my favorite projects to date. Everything about that whole experience brings back so many GREAT memories. It was through this experience wherein I found what I too valued most and would like to have in any setting I find myself in. 

Still one of my favorite shirt designs to date. Also one of the my favorite projects to date. Everything about that whole experience brings back so many GREAT memories. It was through this experience wherein I found what I too valued most and would like to have in any setting I find myself in. 

All things considered, would you rather have more passion or comfort in a relationship?

"If someone tells you they have depression, don’t think they’re lying to you. Chances are, it wasn’t easy for them to open up to you."

— (via psych-facts)

com·fort

/kəmfərt/

noun
  1. 1.
    a state of physical ease and freedom from pain or constraint.
  2. 2.
    consolation for grief or anxiety.
verb
  1. 1.
    make (someone) feel less unhappy; console.

 9"The heart is more deceitful than all else And is desperately sick; Who can understand it? 10"I, the LORD, search the heart, I test the mind, Even to give to each man according to his ways, According to the results of his deeds.…

- Jeremiah 17: 9-10

"Let people feel the weight of who you are and let them deal with it."

— John Eldridge  (via ifnothingelsebekind)

(Source: arrayedlike1ofthese, via psych-facts)

When you step into grad school they say that you have to have the end in mind. You need to know what you’re going to produce, and you need to love it every day. 
Most days are going to be quite shitty, but on those days when you’re really overwhelmed, you need to look back on why you started and rekindle the love that you have for it on your own. You need to look out into the world and remind yourself what it is that pains you about it and how you’re willing to make a difference. 
This very phrase by Fr. Arrupe captures it for me again and again. When you’re passionate about something, when you’re truly madly deeply inl ove with it, this will dictate EVERYTHING. 
So fall in love and STAY in love. You’ll be surprised how passion can drive you straight home to MANY dreams. 

When you step into grad school they say that you have to have the end in mind. You need to know what you’re going to produce, and you need to love it every day. 

Most days are going to be quite shitty, but on those days when you’re really overwhelmed, you need to look back on why you started and rekindle the love that you have for it on your own. You need to look out into the world and remind yourself what it is that pains you about it and how you’re willing to make a difference. 

This very phrase by Fr. Arrupe captures it for me again and again. When you’re passionate about something, when you’re truly madly deeply inl ove with it, this will dictate EVERYTHING. 

So fall in love and STAY in love. You’ll be surprised how passion can drive you straight home to MANY dreams. 

pas·sion

pas·sion

 noun \ˈpa-shən\

a strong feeling of enthusiasm or excitement for something or about doing something

ardent affection :  love

b :  a strong liking or desire for or devotion to some activity, object, or concept

Synonyms

affectionattachmentdevotednessdevotionfondness,love

"Trust and trust alone should lead us to love"

— ― Thérèse de Lisieux, Collected Letters of St Therese of Lisieux

What scares me? You and me.

2014: Bolder, better, stronger.

2014: Bolder, better, stronger.

Value Your Truths

The world is going to tell you many things; among them the need to do away with your beliefs and convictions, a need to re-adjust and conform. The world will tell you that you’ve wasted time holding on to your gut feel and that critical thinking wins, but here’s one thing I learned about the world: it doesn’t quite know jack sh*t.

Over the Christmas season, a homily shared the value of establishing our hearts. The message was simple, to get to the end goal, we needed to start planting our roots in what mattered. We needed to start saying YES to the opportunities that presented themselves. But first and foremost, we needed to start acknowledging our own TRUTHS.

For what it’s worth, our truths are the feelings we possess about certain situations. They become our moral compass. Our truths are quite simply, the inner voice that we possess, the heart of the matter from which our passions are born. Our truths, no matter how bizarre, are what we need to hold on to lest we compromise the quality of our convictions.

I realized, that when our truths are questioned, we cannot help but sway with the tide. They ruffle our feathers, overwhelm us, and leave us lost in the dark; only to realize thereafter that one thing still remains, our gut feel was right. 

Simply put, valuing your own truth means trusting your intuition. Trusting your intuition means strengthening your convictions, paying attention to the details, and welcoming your subconscious messages to surface. Valuing your truth means being certain of your own “dip stick”, it’s training your mind and body to send you the signals that you need. 

Value your truths because it’s your life to lead. Value them before you get lost. Value them because these are what make you most real. Value them because you value your very self.