I’ve been reading this book called The Element by a man named Ken Robinson. He has a Ph. D. so, everything must be legit. He writes a lot about passion and finding what makes you feel that you are fully in your element. He describes the element to be the meeting point between natural aptitude and personal passion. Wait what? BIG WORDS.. ok not that big, but its a jam packed sentence to take in and process.
Anyway, I don’t want to sit here and write an essay about the book I’ve just read. This is a blog, not an english paper. But! I do want to share what i’ve been thinking about. Im 25, and I think I know when I feel like I’m in my element. I wont share that quit yet, I mean, sheesh! This whole strangers reading my thoughts things is still new to me. We’re not that far into our relationship yet. It will happen though! In time, In time.
I think what I’m trying to get at is that we’re all so STUCK! SNAP OUT OF IT PEOPLE! If you love to sing, then sing! If you love to draw then draw! if you love math, then do math! Ya? We can do it. We’re our own worst enemy.
Im always the first one to tell myself no. So this time I’m just going to say yes. I took these pictures in the summer. Posting these pictures, is a big step. I’m just afraid people with judge me and my amaturish (is that a word? .. it is now) ways. I want to take pictures, and pictures I will take!
I hope that you know when your in your element, and if not, that you take some steps towards finding it, or making it more of a priority in your life.
There’s nothing better than curling up with a book and a blanket and a cup of tea! I love love LOVE this season! Even though, curling up with a book means textbooks about education and learning. Oh! studying and reading… ALWAYS. A new season always calls for a reflection of the past one.
Summer was and always is amazing! Friends, bonfires, camping and eating!
1. Had a girls day out. Went to a cool place where you could paint anything from mugs to piggy banks. It was really cool! 2. Sister dates happened throughout all of summer. They are the absolute best <3. 3. Had the pleasure of going to my best friend’s graduation. So so SO sooo proud! 4. Summer was also a time for my sister and I to stay home with some beer and home made pizza. Im certain that this night we made 8 mini pizzas for ourselves. yummm was it ever good.
1.My friends and I went on a trip to Minneapolis for a week and a bit. I was lucky enough to spend my birthday there. They brought me 2 chocolate cakes in bed right at 12am. Best birthday yet! 2. In Minneapolis we got to go to Valley Fair, this was the carosel at night time, riding roller coasters was my favotire part.3.This is from the conference we went to while we were on our trip. Two words- Life Changing. 4. My boyfriend isn’t into the rides as much as I am, so he was happy to enjoy the sun at the water park and Valley Fair.
1. More food! Avacados and boiled egg on toast is so good! 2. Summer was spent exploring! My boyfriend and I went downtown one day. This is a picture of him in the Exchange for the first time. 3. My little maddie. She came with me to many ultimate frisbee games, and practices. So cute. 4. EVEN MORE FOOD. Spent so many summer evenings outside with family and friends having yummy food and good conversation.
1. Summer bonfires are the best. They always end up in deep conversations, AND SMORES! 2. I also made sure to take time to go out and spend time with nature. 3.Being out with the sweet air and listening to the water of the lake crash is calming. 4. Walks with Maddie.
1. Beautiful wedding showers, and weddings! 2. This is the second year that I got to run color me rad! It’s such a fun time I get to spend with my friends. Can’t wait to do it again next year 🙂 3. Obviously summer was spent eating so many yummy salads. 4. Summer is the best time of year because I get to spend time with the most talented group of people and put on the most amazing show in this city.
1-2. One of the best parts of summer was going to the Katy Perry concert with my sister and a friend. We got to go FOR FREE. because we met Kacey Musgraves at a local restaurant. She gave us tickets to the concert and we were able to meet her again and thank her. It was one of the coolest days ever. 3. Cute picture I caught at Jenna Rea Cakes 4. Then september happened and then school started, and now where here.
Happy fall friends!
Phew! The dreaded first post is out of the way, here’s the deal. I’ve been telling myself that I would start a real life blog for far to long now. I quit my job, and decided that now is a better time than any to start! WOOP WOOP!
Along with sharing my days as a jobless 25 year old I just want to blog about general thoughts, creative things, photography and anything else that comes up along the way!
TA-DA! Second post, complete!
First post ever, gotta make it good!