run away with me.


I've been saving these pictures for quite a while... my wanderlust is out of control. And now that I'm stuck indoors due to the polar vortex sweeping through the Midwest, I thought it was time to share these travel-inspiring photos. All I want to do is explore; I want to roam around and marvel at the world and all of it's extraordinary wonders (all seven of them). I grew up travelling with my family: camping, fishing, hiking, climbing, swimming, canoeing, kayaking, sight-seeing, all of it. And now that my brother and I are adults, family trips have been few and far between. I'm making sure this year I take advantage of every opportunity to get away, and going out of my way to make time for my own trips.

I am in love with each photo and I frequently daydream about being part of all of those adventures. I am especially in love with the photos shot from the point of view of waking up in the back of the car to amazing scenery. I've added that to my bucket list- to go on a cross-country road trip, falling asleep in the trunk of the car, and waking up in a new location every morning to a new, breath-taking view. This is one item I'm eager to scratch off in the very near future...but until then, I'll keep dreaming.

I've been obsessing over this song for a few weeks now. Even though I've kept it on repeat, I don't think I'll ever get tired of it. The Goo Goo Dolls are a forever favorite.

"Life is a journey, not a destination."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Come To Me by The Goo Goo Dolls on Grooveshark

photo diary.


I've decided to start a new series called "photo diary" that will consist of photos I have taken throughout the day. Instead of using words, the pictures will speak for themselves. This will be a good way for me to challenge myself and get creative.

"Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. 
So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover."
-Mark Twain

wrapping up 2013.


Here are some snaps from the last few months of 2013 that were never shared.
 01. enjoying the last of the nice weather with lunch under a tree.
 02. smallpools @ house of blues.
 03. met jac vanek @ riot fest. finally.
04. riot fest after party.
05. birthday gift for a friend.
06. missing nashville.
 07. starbucks study date with molly.
 08. girls' night.
 09. pumpkin carving.
10. // jack skellington.
 11. halloween :: minions
 12. //
 13. // my bests.
14. //
 15. nog season.
16. girl talks.
 17. loving the african black soap and other shea moisture products.
 18. getting ready for drake.
 19. //
 20. // drizzy.
 21. trying out elsie + emma's quick and easy mason jar makeover.
 22. //
 23. //
 24. //
 25. put together some feathers + flowers.
 26. //
27. pocket sized journal to keep as a food log.
 28. family night :: blue man group.
 29. christmas selfies with my brudda.
30. // I love my grandma.
 31. skate date with sandra.
 32. NYE // skype date.
 33. //
34. // my nye date.

so long 2013. you treated me well, but here's hoping 2014 has some better tricks up its sleeve.

Last Smoke Before the Snowstorm by Benjamin Francis Leftwich on Grooveshark
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