If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you; If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too: If you can wait and not be tired by waiting, Or, being lied about, don't deal in lies, Or being hated don't give way to hating, And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise; If you can dream — and not make dreams your master; If you can think — and not make thoughts your aim, If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster And treat those two impostors just the same:. If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools, Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken, And stoop and build 'em up with worn-out tools; If you can make one heap of all your winnings And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss, And lose, and start again at your beginnings, And never breathe a word about your loss: If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew To serve your turn long after they are gone, And so hold on when there is nothing in you Except the Will which says to them: "Hold on!" If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue, Or walk with Kings — nor lose the common touch, If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you, If all men count with you, but none too much: If you can fill the unforgiving minute With sixty seconds' worth of distance run, Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it, And which is more: you'll be a Man, my son!"IF" BY RUDYARD KIPLING
My idea has been up for a week tomorrow, and I am so happy to see so many people interested in it and even sharing about it!
I have decided that I am just going be posting a Spotify playlist every so often. Definitely once-a-month.
Because I have a really hard time just picking one song to share every Monday! #musicalfanaticprobs
So without further ado, here's my Spotify playlist for March 2016!
It's made up of songs I've found myself humming all month long :)
|Is anyone else obsessed with The Bible: The Epic Mini-Series???|
|// click here to listen //|
|// credits to ava //|
This post is going to be all over the place, and I'm going to be mentioning several different things that I want the "idea" to represent. Hopefully, you'll be able to make it out!
Bear with me!
I talk a lot on this blog about living. Living to the full.
And lately, that has been one of my main goals.
Live in the moment, invest in my hobbies, and try new things.
I really love this quote by Oscar Wilde that says,
"To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all."
I don't want to be just another run-of-the-mill teenager who the only thing she is passionate about is her cell phone. Now I love having a phone, and I really enjoy sharing pictures on Instagram, but I don't want to be consumed.
Lately, I have been doing something creative every day. It's my goal, and so far I haven't missed a day.
I've seen vast improvement by consistently working on my hobbies.
Everyone will have a different interpretation of living. And that's awesome!
For some it may be reading 'til your eyes grow sore, or talking a walk, painting, taking pictures, slamming on your instruments, anything!
Everyone has a different way to show their creativity.
If you haven't already realized, I am passionate about this!
I want to do this more, and I want other people to be inspired and do it with me!
Let's live not just exist.
Let's carpe that diem.
Let's do everything we thought we'd never do.
I want to start a movement of sorts.
It may not go anywhere, but that's okay.
This is not to bring attention back to my blog or to myself. I purely just want people to learn to live with me!
So I'm making a hashtag. This way we can record how we all live and we can keep each other inspired!
So whenever you are doing something that makes your heart sing and your creative juices are flowing like a flood:
i. Take a picture of it
ii. Use the hashtag I'm giving below
iii. Then share to any social media site (your blog totally counts!)
I've been thinking for a good while about what to call the hashtag, and I finally decided on:
Not only does this include part of my blog name, but it describes me and probably the rest of you too!
I am growing to live. I haven't reached it yet. I'm still learning how!
I plan on making an Instagram account for this eventually, and I'll repost pictures and share my own.
Until then you can just email me your pictures with the caption you want and I'll share a weekly segment.
(email in social/contact page)
So with everything being said I leave you with this:
let's live, shall we?
"To live will be an awfully big adventure."
*I want to thank the people in my last post who encouraged me in my last post to push aside my fears and POST THIS THANG. Thanks, you guys :)*
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|(can we talk about how cool this ampersand is?! It's a guitar!)|
|Only Lady Mary can fully describe this situation.|
|We stayed at a hotel in Tennesee that was a replica of the Gone with the Wind house, and I literally fangirled so hard. Like, no kidding, I bout died.|
|My sister, Amber, sent me this and it's a favorite :) Shalom was so tiny! How is she two already?!|
|#tb to when Amber visited us for two weeks :) Man, we make so many memories every time we get together.|
|My foster cousin, Christine, and I. We were together roughly five days a week that summer. We seriously need to hang out. I MISSSSS YOUUU RUUUDYYYYY!!!!!! #MaxIsStillBetterThanRudySorryManItsTrue|
|Throwback to that brace life. Praise God MY CHAINS ARE GONNNEEEEE I'VVEEE BEEENN SEEETT FREEEEEEEE!!!|
|ohmy. this picture, though. wowza.|
and lol I told you we were together a lot *laughing emojis*
|\\ Ava did a fab job at this image once again :) \\|