Wednesday, July 16

thoughts

Lately I have been contemplating the meaning of life.  Why do we as humans do what we do?  

Get a degree. Get a good job. Get married. Get a mortgage. Move into suburbia. Have kids. Settle. Stop imagining. Stop dreaming. Accept the reality. Become like everyone else.  

I have no idea.  Why is it so hard for us to live outside of the box?  Accept the people around us choose the path less traveled?  I guess I am just trying to be a better human.  


Recently I went on a night bike ride with about sixty other indy cyclists and you could see the joy on each and every one of their faces.  It was so inspiring.  To just ride around the city and to be so happy.  This simple little activity and sense of community made us all feel as if we were apart of something.  I think that is what I have concluded.  Surrounding ourselves with people who are kind and happy really brings a sense of joy to our lives.  Even if that person next to me cycling was just a complete stranger, just looking over and seeing them smile made me feel as if I was apart of something great.  


Don't stop imagining, the day that you do is the day that you die. -Youth Lagoon

Tuesday, January 28

It has been awhile

Hi lovelies.  I am sorry it has been forever.

I have kind of had a major life shift recently, and I guess you could say I am still getting acquainted with it.

Working in the real world can be exhausting.  Getting used to it can be even more exhausting.

It is a new year, and I am trying to be more productive in my artistic side of life.  I have some goals that I want to accomplish during the fabulous year of 2014!

[I know it may be a little late for this, but better late than NEVER]

1. run a half marathon
2. take more professional pictures
3. set a career goal
4. go on a bike tour
5. further my pursuit of being a yoga teacher



[1] I hope to run the Geist Half Marathon this year with my best friend, Claire!  She has been such a huge encouragement for me, and I hope I can be successful in this.

[2] Photography has always been a huge passion of mine.  I hope to take a photography class sometime this year, save up for a nice new camera, and start doing some photography on the side.

[3] Right now I am currently working at an awesome bank.  I hope to further my career there and save up financially to start pursuing my passions in life.

[4] Trent and I decided to make plans on our second bicycle tour.  We are going to cycle around the Wisconsin area and even bring little Meeka along.  This will be such a great accomplishment for us, and I think Meeka will truly enjoy it.

[5] I love yoga.  Practicing yoga has been apart of my life for quite sometime now.  I don't know if being a yoga teacher is for me, but I am hoping to look further into it and try it out.

"Be gentle with yourself,  You're doing the best you can."




Tuesday, October 22

all about meeka

Meeka came into our life on June 30th.   It has not been the same since.  She is such a bundle of joy that you cannot stop looking at.  And she is super photogenic.  

Meeka is an Alaskan Malamute, but gets mistaken as a Husky quite frequently.  She came to us weighing sixteen pounds and now is over fifty.  She has grown very fast and her puppyhood is slowly ending.  It is kind of a bittersweet feeling.  She has been such an obedient little puppy and I am so proud of her.  

Take a peek at how much joy she has brought into our lives.

 

God said I need somebody strong enough to pull sleds and find bombs, yet gentle enough to love babies and lead the blind.  Somebody who will spend all day on the couch with a resting head and supportive eyes to lift the spirits of a broken heart, so God made a dog.