-IF THE MOON'S A BALLOON-



24. I like my food spicy and my aperture low.

Jessica and I bet a breakfast at Shakabrah on whether I get a valentine or not. She thinks someone is going to surprise me at work. I hope not, and not just because I want a free breakfast.

PRINT GIVE AWAY

bearschapter:

In this last year, I’ve felt rewarded with the support you guys have given me. And for that, I’d like to give away an 8x10 print of this image in hopes of spreading the fire a little more.

It’s pretty simple: leave your answer to my question below and a winner will be chosen tomorrow night…

Today I can drink delicious coffee any day I’d like (perks of being in the PNW). A year ago I was living in a small town in China, and while the adventures were amazing, the lack of coffee was sad. A year from now I’d like to be enticing my taste buds and exploring new lands before I go back to school. Istanbul or Hanoi Bay or Mt. Kilimanjaro or Machu Picchu?

(Source: beartreadway)

Standing with my face to the sun allows me to reenergize on these PNW winter days. Lately I’ve been feeling overwhelmed with jobs and school and friends and missing family and even though taking a selfie in the sun won’t change any of those obligations, the warmth on my face calms me.

Standing with my face to the sun allows me to reenergize on these PNW winter days. Lately I’ve been feeling overwhelmed with jobs and school and friends and missing family and even though taking a selfie in the sun won’t change any of those obligations, the warmth on my face calms me.

you’re not a girl,
you’re a waltz
you’re a canopy bed
you’re June to August
you’re the back and forth sway of the hammock all day.

—The Avett Brothers, Smoke In Our Lights (via hopefisch) baby boys as always  (via thehippiedouche)

(via everythinglovely)

Have I mentioned that I spent 10 months last year in China volunteering at an orphanage in Hunan province?
My job was to love on kids. To hold babies in the sunshine. To look at kids in the eyes and tell them how wonderful they are. To pray and sing praises over them.  It was anything but easy, and it drained me emotionally, but how I miss those little ones with a grand ache in my heart. 

Have I mentioned that I spent 10 months last year in China volunteering at an orphanage in Hunan province?

My job was to love on kids. To hold babies in the sunshine. To look at kids in the eyes and tell them how wonderful they are. To pray and sing praises over them.  It was anything but easy, and it drained me emotionally, but how I miss those little ones with a grand ache in my heart. 

Red, white, and blue. A true patriot.

Red, white, and blue. A true patriot.