the story of my life (rambling)

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Rainy days inspire writerly thoughts.

For the first time in awhile, I’m excited to watch raindrops race each other on car windows and the smell of raw, fresh dirt fill the atmosphere. (What crazy girl drives with the windows rolled down during pouring rain?) ‘Tis the season to wear over-sized sweatshirts and to read old books with scorching-hot cups of tea while I stare outside.

And those seem to be the sort of days I’m writing & blogging more often. We’ll see šŸ™‚

I have been up to nothing and everything all at once. School is great, my classmates are crazy awesome (as always), even if they never cease to remind me of my short stature šŸ˜‰ This year I have Economics, Chemistry, and Math for the first semester, then Ec. will change into Rhetoric, and I’ll also be taking Aesthetics.

And just because I haven’t been writing on here as much, doesn’t mean I’m not learning anything new, or changing. Because I am, little by little.

Life happens. Sometimes you learn things you just don’t tell people about. Or you learn valuable lessons that you just can’t put into words.

We are all Students, constantly growing in knowledge, whether we like it or not. It could be bad things, or good things — but we can’t escape the fact that we’re always learning.

What have you been learning lately?


currently replaying:

“Build Your Kingdom Here” by Rend Collective

“We Were Us” by Keith Urban & Miranda Lambert

“Secrets” by One Republic

“You and Me” by Lifehouse

“Chasing the Sun” by Sara Bareilles

“Try” by Colbie Caillat

“You are For Me” by Kari Jobe

currently reading:

My Antonia by Willa Cather — just finished it! One of the most beautiful books ever written. I will be re-reading this one for years to come. What should I read next? Any suggestions? šŸ™‚

How’s life been treating you lately?


18 thoughts on “the story of my life (rambling)

  1. So nice to hear from you! šŸ™‚ I must say, when trying to find words to describe you, cute just keeps coming up XP You are such a fun, Christ like young lady; I have a really hard time believing you when you say that you are a wall flower! If I could meet one blogger/person online in real life, you are the first on my list šŸ˜‰

    Is it getting ‘Fall-ish’ where you live? I’m still having to deal with summer-like temperatures, even though I am dying to wear my Fall clothes and “read old books with scorching-hot cups of tea while I stare outside.” Even though, I’ll probably be sipping Hot Cocoa instead of tea šŸ˜› You are a beautiful writer, by the way – just reading that part about sweaters and tea painted such a lovely, warm picture in my mind.

    Build Your Kingdom Here – oh my word, I LOVE that song!! Have you heard Light House by Rend C? Love that one too šŸ˜‰

    Hmm, never heard of My Antonia, but I want to look into it! šŸ˜€

    Wow, this is long, I’ll stop here šŸ˜‰

    • Aww, Madison, you are so sweet ā¤ You made my day! I am *much* more outgoing online than I am in person. Trust me šŸ™‚ That would be totally awesome if we could meet one day!

      Yes, and I'm lovin' the autumn weather (if you can't tell). I love the rain. It's been so hot this summer, I'm ready for some cooler weather! It's still summery where you are? Enjoy it while you can! šŸ˜€

      You don't like tea? **GASP** Haha, joking. Do you like coffee? Hot cocoa is delish.

      Thank you! I long to be a good writer someday!

      I just looked up that song and *coughcough* it's on replay, for sure šŸ™‚

      My Antonia is just … GAH! Words can't describe it. You just have to read. So beautifully written. I can't believe I've gone my whole life thus far, and have not read it until now!

      • Yes, summer has been very hot this year! I’m just waiting for it to cool down and stay cool…

        Yeah, I don’t think I do…I don’t like sweet tea, and I even tried the Baklava tea, hoping desperately that I would like it…and let’s just say I didn’t really love it šŸ˜› I’m telling you, I am the pickiest eater/drinker in the world!! But it is one of my desperate longings – to like tea and coffee! There is just something so, ‘romantic’ about sipping on tea (or coffee). šŸ˜€ I love the smell of coffee though! And whenever I get hot cocoa from Starbucks, I always pretend I’m drinking coffee so I look really cool and hip ;P

        Girl, you already are a good writer! No, you are a great writer! šŸ™‚ You’re so talented when it comes to words!

        šŸ˜‰ Yes, I love that song…I’m actually trying to use it to comfort me right now…just suddenly (like, just about an hour ago) going through a rough time. But God is good!! He will carry me safe to shore. šŸ™‚

        I’m definitely going to see if the library has it! šŸ˜€

        And about Grace for the Good Girl; yeah, I think I need to read it… šŸ˜‰ I’m a first born, so in some areas I think the book will really challenge and hopefully change me!

      • Oh my word, the baklava tea XD Haha I haven’t drank that in awhile, but it helped my digestion out a lot. Sweet tea? Blah. Don’t like that AT ALL. You should try some nice, sweet herbal teas. Those are the bomb!

        Hot cocoa *is* hip and cool! What are you talking about? šŸ˜‰

        Thank you for your kind words! ::blush:: I love to write!

        God is good, all the time … I love songs like those, that help lift you up during a rough season, and bring you closer to Jesus ā¤

        My Antonia is definitely a classic, so I would think most libraries have it šŸ™‚

  2. Oh yes, and what are your thoughts on the Grace for the Good Girl? I think it sounds really good, but I’ve been reading a lot of mixed reviews on it. šŸ˜‰

    • That is one of the 8 books that I’ve started and haven’t finished yet. I think I will read it next šŸ™‚ The little bit I’ve read of it though really convicted me and changed me. Definitely worth it if you struggle with being a “good girl” (aka trying to be prefect all the time). Part of the reason I haven’t read the whole thing is because of *how* convicting it is, heheh. It requires you to search deep beneath all your hidden layers, and to bring to mind things that are painful to think about. (Does that make sense?) It hurts a little to read it, but I just need to sit down and read it anyways, even if it makes me cry.

      But, yes, to answer your question, what I’ve read of it is excellent. šŸ™‚

  3. Hey girl! I miss you! You must have had somewhat of a break last year since I was shorter than you, but here I here at my new school I hear no end of my height!!!! Thankfully I’ve learned to laugh it off šŸ™‚

    Well currently it’s about 30 degrees everyday and the heat broke so it feels like an icebox….My room freezing. I’m afraid to wash my face because I think the water will freeze on it!!!!! I don’t exactly want to turn into Olaf.

    Oh yes, tea. I’ve been drinking it like crazy. I feel as though I devour cup after cup and run to the bathroom just as much! What would we do without tea??? Nobody seems to like it here…It’s so sad. I miss you!!!

    Books, I’m not so as inspirational as you. I’m reading one called Resistant and it’s about how a deadly disease has spread over the world and a group of people has to go and search for a drug that would kill the disease because no antibiotic will. It’s crazy, but I love it. I will look into My Antonio. I’ve never known you to have a bad judgment of books!!! :))

    We Were Us. I swear that’s our song!!!! Love you girl!

    • Me too! This year it seems like it’s almost every day someone comments on my height (or lack of, rather …) Haha, that’s funny!

      Oh my word, I can’t even imagine how cold that must be! I’ve been freezing *here* … you poor thing! :/ Tea must keep you a little warm, right? Nobody else likes tea? o_O Goodness, how sad! I miss you so much, girlie, it hurts!!!

      That sounds like a great book! Sounds like a Sci-fi. How exciting šŸ˜€

      That is our song! Every time I hear it, I think of you! And that math video we did XD

  4. I love “Build Your Kingdom Here”! (and anything by rend collective, really.) šŸ™‚ i’m taking Rhetoric too! It’s quite interesting…

      • I am enjoying it! we’re not really using an actual curriculum, but we’re using the books “The Rhetoric Companion” by Douglas Wilson and N.D. Wilson, and “A Rulebook for Arguments” whose author’s name I can’t remember. šŸ™‚

      • Oh I did the Omnibus for a little while. I was homeschooled K-12 (so all this college stuff is new and wonderful to me haha), and I thought it was rather interesting. I only got a little ways through the book though, and my mom and i decided to go a different route in education, but I got some stuff out of it, like Babylonian culture and mythology and such.

        i also really like his book “Wordsmithy”. Its like a writer’s handbook. its really helpful and chock full of that Wilson wittiness šŸ˜‰ love it.

      • Oh neat! Yeah, I’ve really enjoyed Omnibus so far — though all 5 books so far!

        Wordsmithy? Oooh, I’ll have to look that one up, for sure!! Does it teach you to write better? Or his tips on writing? That would be amazing! I’ll need to read that one!

        I love Doug Wilson’s audio discs on the Narnia books. He gives some great thoughts about the themes of the books!

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