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Friday, July 22, 2011

sunrise v. sunset

I can't decide if I love running through the sunrise or the sunset better.

At night you get to run under the stars, and when Frank is along you feel like you are running with the wolves. 
You almost feel feral.

In the morning you get the first crisp breaths of morning air and everything from the night before melts away under your feet.  You create a new day and know that it is full of potential.

At night you can run out all of the rage and crap that life threw at you that day, you know, before it all hits the fan...

At night the fireflies come out.

In the morning you know that you are one of the few people that are even awake in the city.

At night you own the streets.

In the morning you can forget the headphones becasue the birds will sing for you.

At night you can watch the constelations and know you are destin for greatness.

In the morning you can think about all the things you want to do better today.

At night you can think about all the things you learned.

Either way, lace up and hit the pavement.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Seattle Love.

I went to Seattle on a last minute trip with my mom this past weekend.  We got to go visit some people that use to live in Rochester and be in our ward.  It was perfect and wonderful.
It was everything I ever hoped Seattle would be, and then some.
It helped me put a lot of things into perspective for me and helped me pin down some things that have been floating around in my head for the past week or so.

One of the main reasons we went to Seattle--other than seeing the brooks--was to get some new hand made, blown glass, pendant lights for our kitchen.  They are beautiful.  The gallery we went to was amazing and full of some of the most beautiful things I have ever seen.

As if Seattle wasn't grand enough--and I will get into all of that--I returned home to a letter from Brooke on the counter, and woke up this morning to an e-mail from baby Logan.
Life is so rad.

While we were in Seattle, we got to go Kayaking on the sound.  We met a very cute seal who wanted to be my pet, he followed my kayak for about ten minutes, then came back about an hour later while we were out watching the porpoises that were everywhere!

I am in love and Seattle is definitely going on the list of possible contends for places to live when I have to settle down and get married.  I've had enough exposure to love and enough butterflies to understand that being married is going to be amazing, but for now while I am young and free I am fully loving the single life.  
Marriage and love will come.  And this--ALL of this--is just gravy baby.

I tend to love quotes/mottos/themes.  
Here are a few that have been rattling around my head lately:
-Turn your can'ts into cans, and your dreams into plans.
-Live a self centric life.  Make that shift and be your own center of gravity--you will pull all the things that need to be in your life in and put them where they need to be.
-be the change you wish to see in the world.

I need to write more.  And worry less.
Do more.  And Think less.

Even if things don't go the way you want them to--you get a story.  You get a lesson.  You get refined.
Even if you don't know what you want or what you are suppose to do, you are learning.  You are discovering who you are and what you are.
Even if things go completely not according to plan and nothing you try to plan ever works out, you are getting experience and learning to adapt to new situations.