a bunch of jumbled thoughts for your friday.

 "life is too deep for words, 
so don't try to describe it, 
just live it." 
- C.S. Lewis

+ my dad and i have a thing for dove dark chocolates. we love to text each other the promises on our wrappers. so, before i left, he gave me a bag of doves. the first one i had, this was the promise: 

"you are exactly where you are supposed to be."
what a wonderful tender mercy. 

+ i watched an extremely edited version of good will hunting on television the sunday before i left utah...so september 8th. it was the first time i'd seen it (obviously) and it's kind of been on my mind ever since. i think it could be a favorite (if it's edited), especially because of these quotes:  

"You're not perfect, sport, and let me save you the suspense: this girl you've met, she's not perfect either. But the question is whether or not you're perfect for each other."

"You'll have bad times, but it'll always wake you up to the good stuff 
you weren't paying attention to."

"People call those imperfections, but ahh no, that's the good stuff. And then we get to choose who we let in to our weird little worlds."

" Do you like apples? Yeah. Well, I got her number. How do you like them apples?"

 "Sean, if the Professor calls about that job, just tell him, sorry, I have to go see about a girl."

bottom line: love is worth it. the good, the bad, the ugly. it's about loving the person beyond the imperfections. accepting the past, living in the present, and committing to the future together. working on building a life together and rejoicing in both the good and bad times, because at least you have each other to get through it all. there's so many good messages in the movie (if it's edited) but that's what i got out of it as i hid up in my basement trying to avoid packing and thinking about my current situation on that quiet sunday evening.  

+ on wednesday night, i went to kerry park and gas works park with a new friend from the ward neighboring mine. it was a chilly, but clear night so the views were spectacular and the conversation was surprisingly really good. we talked about utah, sports, our families, and our degrees we're working on at uw;  i almost cried a few times and my heart was aching. but on the bright side? i got to know a great new person and my new city a bit better. seriously these pictures don't even begin to do it justice.

 {view from gas works park}

{view from kerry park}

+ however, the very best part of my day on wednesday was going to the seattle temple. it was so neat to spend most of the afternoon there. neat is a total understatement, but i don't think any adjective can do it justice. as i walked towards the doors to enter, i had the best feeling come over me. "you have a piece of home here. you are going to be okay." and every temple worker gave me a hug if they somehow found out i had just moved here less than a week ago. it was so good for me to be there and i felt so much love and peace, the kind of feelings only a loving Heavenly Father can provide for you. 

 everything is going to work out.

as hard as it is, i can have a home here and i am going to be okay. 

i hope you all have a wonderful weekend. 



  1. you are so brave to move away from you family on this big adventure! you are amazing! seattle is such a great place to do it, i am excited to hear about your new life there! xoxox

  2. love this lady. especially what you said about love. love is worth fighting for. i truly believe that. and i agree with Emma! you are so brave to move away on your own to a completely new STATE! i hope that i can work up the courage to do that some day. :)


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