Wandering Thoughts

"The truth is that the more intimately you know someone, the more clearly you'll see their flaws. That's just the way it is. This is why marriages fail, why children are abandoned, why friendships don't last. You might think you love someone until you see the way they act when they're out of money or under pressure or hungry, for goodness' sake. Love is something different. Love is choosing to serve someone and be with someone in spite of their filthy heart. Love is patient and kind, love is deliberate. Love is hard. Love is pain and sacrifice, it's seeing the darkness in another person and defying the impulse to jump ship."


When I was in Asbury Park, I found a rad little antique shop that sold some of the coolest things. This typewriter was among them. I left this little poem, and as I pack for Oklahoma City, I hope I can find a place downtown to do the very same thing there. Prepare yourselves for mini poem scavenger hunts OKC. :) (at junksnotjunk Antique Shop)

Welcome to my life ladies and gents. Homework, something I loathe, and food, something I love. My life is full of this love-hate relationship.


Clear your mind here

Why do we choose to go to SWU? There are so many rules to follow, views that you disagree with, and organizations that “could be done so much better” somewhere else. But we don’t leave because we do this one thing so well compared to others. What is this thing you ask? Wait for it…community. So overused but so true. We have a community of people that genuinely care about us as individuals. People that help you pick up the pieces when you’re broken and help you stand back up. Or if you can’t stand quite yet they’ll lay down with you for a while. So if you’re wondering why you’re here or why you should come here…this is why. For the lunch dates, the just because mail, and the ability to just do life with amazing people.

First time we’ve been together in over a year and we’ve already gotten onto each other. Have I mentioned how big of a turd she has been to me while I’ve gotten everything she has wanted? #bigsis #iloveherlots #stupidcali

Guys. I may or may not be madly in love with my new shoes 😍 #TOMS #oneforone

This is what makes today perfect. Forget the snow. Forget that school was cancelled today. Forget that I get an opportunity of a lifetime to live in community with my friends. My grandfather gets to come home from the hospital after being there for over a week! 😍 🙌 🙏 #praiseHim #sohappy #prayersanswered

This is my shameless there are flurries selfie. #doyouwannabuildasnowman #letitsnow #butforreal

Sometimes I stay up late at night and wonder if you still care about me. Or if I’m just a blip on your radar and I didn’t have an impact on you at all because for me it still kinda hurts even though I told everyone that it doesn’t, that I’ve moved on. You were my best friend and I cared about you with all of my being. You don’t just cut that part of you out. It’s kinda always there.

Love says: I’ve seen the ugly parts of you, and I’m staying.
Matt Chandler (via coloradocowgirlforchrist)

(via pinholehope)