BURNING YOUTH || A NEW BLOG COLLABORATIVE


There  has  been  quite  the  uproar  on  social  media.   Some  of  us  counting  down  for  several  days  now  but  no  one  has  known  why.

BUT  LADIES  AND  GENTLEMEN,  NOW  YOU  DO.  The  lovelies,  Katie   and  Abbie,  have  founded  a  brand  new  blog  collaborative!!!!  It's  called  BURNING  YOUTH  and  it's  gonna  be  AMAZING  (it  actually  already  is).  *throws  confetti,  a  couple  unicorns,  and  stardust  everywhere* 
I  am  so,  incredibly  honored  have  been  asked  to  contribute  to  such  a  wonderful  blog  with  an  even  more  wonderful  mission.  The  mission  statement  is  so  profound  and  moving.  HERE  READ  IT  AND  FLAIL!



"we are the young ones
the emotional ones

the restless,
the drifters,
the dancers,
the artists,

the midnight cereal eaters,
and drivers of dirt roads that got lost
between the trees.

we are the up all nighters,
with the wide eyes,
and the dreams that won't call it quits.

we are the darkness fighters.
the reachers for light.
the seekers of something better
than what the voices in our heads
have to offer

we are the air breathers,
fire-eaters,
the warheads,
the lovers of this life, 
with scars that leak sunlight 
across the pages we streak with ink,

with words:

we
are
louder

we're
going to
make
it"


ISN'T  THAT  THE  MOST  BEAUTIFUL  THING  YOU'VE  EVER  HEARD?????????  I  am  so  pumped.  Every  time  I  read  this  I  get  SO.  PUMPED.

We  have  several  art  forms  such  as  writing,  music,  poetry,  art  (like  paintings,  drawings,  etc.),  and  photography.  And  we  have  many  categories  we  are  going  to  base  all  this  on!

So  please  (seriously  please)  go  and  follow  this  rad,  new  blog!  I  can't  wait  to  read  right  along  with  you!  The  other  girls  that  are  collaborating  are  fantastic. LOVE  LOVE  LOVE  LOVE  THEM!

Now  go  follow  before  I  release  my  wrath  upon  the  nations (whatever  that  is).



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WE ARE LOUDER!




THE BIGGEST #GROWINGTOLIVE SEGMENT EVER


*BEFORE I SAY ANYTHING I JUST POSTED YESTERDAY AND IT'S BASICALLY A PIECE OF MY HEART SO MAYBE READ IT OKAY*

Ohhhhhh myyyyyy goooodddnessssss. I almost feel embarrassed writing this, hahahaa.

WELL, #GROWINGTOLIVE IS BACK. But you're in for a long post of inspiration, baby. *puts shades on* I haven't done a segment since April.... Maybe May.... I DON'T REALLY REMEMBER. So yeah, there's a lot of pictures!

New people have joined and I'm SO EXCITED TO SHARE THESE PICTURES WITH YOU!!! And not to mention the famous queen of aesthetics, Olivia Knight, has several pictures so you're in for a treat.

LEGGO!


NINA:
blog // ig


Full print.



Finally a chance to work on my zine pages *emojis that won't show here*



ARGONAUT NATION:
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New post up on the blog! 
Potted Cardboard Flowers, a floral summer craft.



Beautiful new post by Eve!
Visiting An Antique Shop | Monochrome Photo Essay




Psalm 33:5



OLIVIA:
blog // ig


here is a picture of the morning sunlight playing with my hair
and my moms favorite tree on a tuesday



sometimes | link in bio for new post ft rambles of my
scattered brain



screaming disney songs out the window at the top of our lungs
(thanks to our driver @tinalou97)



"I learned that people can easily forget that others are human"



how is a book written almost 3000 years ago so relevant to life rn



KIERA:
Now, I have no idea who this girl is but she used the hashtag and her pictures are GORGE.


*happy dances* for these new melodies. So happy to be getting back into piano.



Were the whole realm of nature mine,
That were an present far too small;
Love so amazing, so divine.
Demands my soul, my life, my all.
Hymn || Isaac Watts


ABBIE:
blog // ig


The roses want in *more emojis I can't put here*



Petrichor is summer's candy. *emojis*


GRACE ANNE:
blog // ig


"Where words fail, music speaks."
Aaliyah nominated me for The Music Tag, and it's up on the blog
now! Link is in my bio, check it out!



SHEW! THAT WAS A LOT OF PHOTOS AND CAPTIONS. If you stuck around this far you should win like, idk.. A WAFFLE OR PANCAKE GRAMMY????? Depends on whichever team you're on, you see.

SO UNTIL NEXT TIME,

keep using the hashtag and I'll post 'em. 

LOVE YOU ALLL!!!!
-aaliyah xx


DEAR PAST SELF


4//28//16

I wish I could go back to my old self a few months ago and tell her, from the future, that everything was going to be okay.
Would she have believed it?
Who knows.
But I really want to tell her.
I want to tell her that it's just a season like she hoped.
That things would be better.
So much better.
That the nights crying herself to sleep will be a testimony of God's faithfulness and how the river in the wasteland really does come this time too.
I want to tell her that even though she can't see it from where she is there is a light coming her way.
That God forgives and loves her even though she doesn't believe it.
I'd tell her that she isn't all alone.
I would tell her everything I love about her and every reason to exist.
That she may never understand but that's okay.
I'd tell her that she'd pull through just fine.

THE LIEBSTER AWARD



Hey, y'all!! The lovely Grace Anne tagged me for the Liebster award! Thank you!! 
Let's get into it!

RULES:

 i. Thank  the  blogger  who  nominated  you
ii. Share  the  award  on  your  blog
iii. Answer  the  ten  questions  you  were  asked
iv. Nominate  at  least  ten  more  bloggers
v. Ask  ten  new  questions


01. WHAT  IS  THE  BOOK  THAT  YOU'VE  READ  THE  MOST  OFTEN?

I  read  October Baby  at least once  a  year.  I  think  I  like  the  book  more  than  the  movie  but  the  movie  is  still  equally  amazing.  The  book  was  written  after  the  movie  so  it  gives  a  lot  of  backstories  and  aligns  perfectly  with  the  movie  script,  which  I  love :)


02. WHAT  IS  YOUR  FAVORITE  CHILDHOOD  MEMORY?

Oh  wow.  This  is  a  hard  one.  I  literally  just  forgot  every  childhood  memory  I  have,  apparently.



03. WHAT  IS  THE  BIGGEST  LESSON  YOU'VE  LEARNED  FROM  BLOGGING?

Probably  that  it's  okay  if  you  aren't  inspired.  And  it's  okay  if  you  don't  have  a  post  out  every  two  days.  Sometimes  the  only  way  to  fix  this  is  just  to  wait  it  out. 



04. WORST  BOOK  THAT  YOU  HAVE  EVER  READ?

Okay,  well,  you  see,  If  I  don't  like  a  book  after  the  first  say  five  chapters  or  so  I  don't  finish  it  soooooo..?  I  hate  to  say  it  but..  *sniffles*  Pride  and  Prejudice  was  the  HARDEST  book  I  have  ever  read.  It  WAS  SO  SLOW.  And  I  know  you  agree  with  me,  Grace  Anne. ;) OH  YEAH. I'm  reading  The  Adventures  of  Tom  Sawyer  for  school  and  I'm  hating  it.  I'm  sorry  but  I  am.  Totally  not  my  style.



05. GO-TO  OUTFIT?

When  all  else  fails  I  immediately  grab  my  black  and  gray  (lol  aka  the  only  two  colors  I  wear) striped  tunic,  jeans,  black  gladiator  sandals,  and  one  of  my  long  necklaces. And  if  it's  cold  enough I  wear  my  olive  green  jacket (aka my love). >>Yep  I  just  described  my  favorite  outfit.


06. WHAT  IS  YOUR  FAVORITE  HOT  BEVERAGE?

Hmmm... This  is  a  hard  one.  I  REALLY  LOVE  MY  COFFEE  BUT  I  REALLY  LOVE  MY  TEA. Although,  I  do  prefer  my  coffee  iced.  Cause  I'm  hip  like  that  *hair flip*  Ummm.... I'd  probably  have  to  say  either  Earl  Grey  tea  or  Lady  Grey  tea. 


07. WHO IS THE LAST PERSON YOU TEXTED AND WHAT WAS IT ABOUT?

The only person I actually text consistently is Jacy so it was obviously her. 
*two minutes later*
Okay, so she was emailing me a picture to resize for a project (because I basically do all her blog techy stuff for her) and-- okay, you know what, here's the conversation:

J: "Sent it to your Yahoo!:
A: "OKAY THANKS"
A: "last night I sent myself a picture of me flailing over the music store and the subject was frogs."
A: "instead of bears ya know"

A little explanation: when I send myself things I always subject it because when I don't it gets lost, idk. And I just use the first thing that comes to mind and it's always the most RANDOM things. It's hilarious.

But if we are talking Instagram DM and stuff it would be my aesthetic baegels blogger group chat. ;) you kno who u r ;) 


08. HOW  WOULD  YOUR  FRIENDS  DESCRIBE  YOU?

I  didn't   know   how   to   properly   answer   this  without  obviously  asking  my  friends  to  describe  me. So  I  asked  two  good  friends  and  here's  what  I  got: 

"You  are  a  multiple  bracelet  wearing,  musically talented,  blogging genius,  stylish,  funny,  smart,  gladiator  sandals  rockin',  BEEEYOUTIFFUL  person."  >>>*gets shades on*

"Loyal  you're  very  loyal.
Trustworthy.
You're  really  loving  too,  dude.
But  you  also  have  an  amazing  sense  of  humor"  >>*cries  over  the  first  three*  *flips  hair  at  the  last*


9. WHAT  ARE  FIVE  THINGS  YOU  LIKE  ABOUT  YOURSELF?

I  don't  like  this  question.  At  all. I'M  SURE  ALL  MY  OTHER  INTROVERTS  DON'T  EITHER.
So  this  may  or  may  not  be  half  sarcasm.

01.  I  actually  do  like  how  my  confidence  has  grown  within  this  year.  And  I  don't  really  mean  self-confidence like, about my appearance, because  I  still  struggle  with  that  but  I  have  found  who  I  am  and  stuck  with  it  even  when  those  around  me  don't  "like  it"
02. My fire comebacks. hehe yissssssss sssiiirrrrrrrr.
03. I'm  organized. This  is  sometimes  annoying  because  I  feel  like  I  have  to  have  everything  super  clean  and  in  its  place  before  I  can  function  but  it's  mostly  rewarding  and  nice.
04. MY  AMAZING  TASTE  IN  MUSIC,  BABY.
05. I  can  forgive  pretty  easily  and  quickly.


10. WHAT IS YOUR MOTTO?

Um... Ya  know.. I've  thought  about  this  before  but  there  are  so  many  mottoes  that  apply  to  me.  Maybe.... carpe  diem (maybe  cliche  but  it's  basically  my  mission  in  Latin).



MY  QUESTIONS:

i. If  plane  tickets  were  free,  where  would  you  go  first?
ii. What  is  the  thing  that  literally  makes  you  burst  with  passion?
iii. What  is  your  favorite  social  media?
iv. Your  all-time  favorite  song  for  the  lyrics  and  what  they  mean  to  you?
v. Can you easily carry on a conversation on the phone?
vi. What  is  the  hardest  part  of  blogging?
vii. If  you  could  choose  to  live  anywhere  (and  take  your  friends  and  family  with  you)  where  would  you  go?
viii. Biggest  fear?
ix. DO  YOU  LIKE  UNICORNS?????????
x. Do  you  have  a  catch-phrase?  hehe


MY NOMINEES:

i. Alivia
ii. and  whoever  wants  to. 
I  know  I'm  breaking  the  rules  here  but  I've  tagged  a  lot
of  people  in  stuff  lately.  I  don't  want  anyone  to  feel  
pressured  to  do  this  if  they  don't  want  to.  :)


THANKS AGAIN FOR TAGGING ME, GRACE ANNE :'') YOU'RE A STAR! 

goodbye, my little lollipops
-aaliyah xx