Welcome to my blog! It has been on my heart and mind for some time to start a blog that I use on a regular basis. As a journalism major, one would think that this would have been at the top of my priority list years ago. But I never thought myself intriguing enough to share with people about my life, nor did I truly believe in my own abilities to write.
So alas, while it is far from perfect and I hope to see it evolve more in the future, I have worked hard to put together a site that I am proud to call my own, complete with a logo I designed (with the help of my super cool cousin, Luke) and thanks to the amazing photography skills of many friends. As I shyly begin to develop that skill myself (I’m still in the Iphone 4/VSCO cam phase…bush league, I know) I’ll rely on my already talented friends to get me started.
So if the life of an average college student interests you, you can follow along here for snippets of things I deem entertaining enough to suit my liking, and hopefully yours as well.
For this first post, I want to (as briefly as I can) recap my summer. I got to spend it in Southwest Michigan with close family, and it was wonderful. Here are some simple highlights I wanted to share.
Believe it or not, these gentle gorgeous giants are my cousins. The Rogers clan got the short end of the stick–pun intended. But it was such a delight to have all the cousins be bridesmaids for the Hock wedding, it made for a wedding season of hysterical laughter and fun. This moment was captured by the astoundingly talented Kelsey Wilson, a beautiful friend & soul.
Nothing better than sitting on a pontoon reading a book. One of my summer goals was to read in excess, and I’m proud to say I accomplished that goal. My mom said to me before I left, “be sure to remember how the sun feels on your face. Those are memories that will come back to you years later.”
Blueberry farms are in abundance in Michigan, so naturally I made it a priority to experience the famous Leducs (and consequently eat my weight in blueberries).
I got to have a little high school reunion! Halle and I met up for dinner one day and it was so great to catch up on life and talk about high school, living in Mexico, and the people we used to know. These friends and moments are treasures, and I’m so glad to have seen her!
Ingredients for a perfect breezy cold day: 5 lbs of blueberries (freshly bought at a farmers market), a challenging and insightful book (I went with “How You Can Be Led by the Spirit of God” by Kenneth E. Hagin) a Mexican blanket (obviously) and a beach.
Maggie. She gets me.
Oh, Annie. My cousin and I have been roommates all summer, a trend that is sure to go on, giving the fact that we are moving into an apartment together in 3 short days. Our friendship has grown over the past several months to one that functions in the likeness of sisters. It hasn’t always been easy (and to accomplish true closeness, it shouldn’t be) but I can wholeheartedly say there hasn’t been a dull moment. We love to pick on each other, prank one another, mess with our hair and make fun of our outfits. We’ve made a game out of surprising one another with the ugliest possible faces we can make at any given time (she always wins), and we constantly break out in song. Aside from my parents, there is no one I trust more than her. I am excited for this next season living together as she completes Rhema and I finish off at ORU.
I didn’t spend my summer backpacking in Europe (*note to self: plan backpacking trip to Europe) or doing missions work in Africa, or even making any money at my job back in Tulsa. I spent it serving at a church, investing my time in prayer, and making new friends. And, I shamelessly dare say, watching Disney Channel.
Next up: the adventures of a new apartment owner and her efforts to decorate casually chic! (If you would all pray for guidance on what color throw pillows I should get, I would be so grateful)