“I want to get more comfortable being uncomfortable. I want to get more confident being uncertain. I don’t want to shrink back just because something isn’t easy. I want to push back, and make more room in the area between I can’t and I can.”—Kristin Armstrong (via yesdarlingido)
“There are a few things in life so beautiful they hurt: swimming in the ocean while it rains, reading alone in empty libraries, the sea of stars that appear when you’re miles away from the neon lights of the city, bars after 2am, walking in the wilderness, all the phases of the moon, the things we do not know about the universe, and you.”—Beau Taplin || and you. (via carryingstars)
“Few people know how to take a walk. The qualifications are endurance, plain clothes, old shoes, an eye for nature, good humor, vast curiosity, good speech, good silence and nothing too much.”—Ralph Waldo Emerson (via ya-gotta-smile)
I had just moved to Texas and was sleeping on a friends couch. After a few months of far too much free time, I found a job. I found friends. I found a place to live. As I was transitioning into being a full-time Texan, I met Josh. He had a beard and talked about living in Japan one day. He was moving in while I was moving on. On our one and only night under the same roof, we decided to share some beers and a story or two.
He talked about playing music, and the joy it brought him. He suggested I listen to the band he was currently playing with, The Oh Hello’s. He walked me through themes and ideas of each song, sharing the heartbeat behind the harmonies. Over the past few years, these songs have accompanied almost every playlist made and remain some of my favorites.
Last night, they played in the mountains of Colorado. I stood in line and looked up at the marquee. “The Oh Hello’s- SOLD OUT.” 1,200 people crammed into a theater to watch musical magic. After a few hugs and some quick catching up, I stood and watched Josh, my 15 hour roommate, play the part of rockstar. I wish I could describe the energy and passion that this talented group of people displayed. A true sight to see.
Of all of the bands and artists I have recommended over the years, these folks are at the top of the list. Take some time and explore their lyrics. Clap along in the car. Sing at the top of your lungs. I promise you won’t be disappointed.
No matter what you aim to do in life, always approach it with the mindset of trying to be the best; to do your best. Not for the sake of competition or trying to prove yourself, but rather for the sake of bringing glory to God. Because if you call yourself a Christian, no matter what you do or say…
I was swimming in the lake—and a fish decided to nibble me, not on the legs like they normally do but it went STRAIGHT FOR MY BELLY BUTTON. And believe or not I was bleeding after I got out of the water…
“I don’t like the term “falling in love.” When you fall, it’s a mistake that leaves you embarrassed or hurt or both. When you fall, you eventually get back up and they call the getting up “falling out of love” So I don’t want either. I want to grow in love instead. Loving you feels nothing like falling—it feels a lot more like blooming. The reaching of a flower for the sun; the reaching of my hand for yours.”—LB, A Few Things About Love (via yesdarlingido)
honestly my dad is such a freak he never says goodnight like a normal person he just says “i’ll be back” and he goes upstairs and when you ask where he is or go looking for him hes asleep and the next morning when you see him he just says “good morning im back’ like what is wrong with him