Wednesday, December 31, 2008

New Beginnings...

"Courage is not simply one of the virtues but the form of every virtue at the
testing point, which means at the point of highest reality." - C.S. Lewis

I've already hit a realization after just moving thousands of miles away. Something everyone has heard and offered as advice to others. Everything has a purpose.

A new beginning, full of adventure, wishful thinking, disappointment, and adjustment.

"Courage is the most important of all the virtues, because without courage you can't
practice any other virtue consistently. You can practice any virtue erratically, but
nothing consistently without courage." - Maya Angelou

Funny you can know what is to come but not seek it out. Instead it smacks you in the face. To be scared and unsure of what it holds, although you know it holds grace and mercy, hope and love, something better than your wildest dreams...

Why do we run? What benefits from ignoring things so beautiful and transparent?

Monday, December 29, 2008


I'm in Seattle now!

I will post pictures as soon as I take them (Mandy) lol

miss and love y'all!

<3 ash

Saturday, December 13, 2008


I took a quiz online and these were the 'spots' that were chosen for me in this order:

1. Denver, CO
2. Seattle, WA
5. Fort Collins, CO
9. Boulder, CO
12. Knoxville, TN

Those are the ones that I have considered before taking the quiz. There were a lot of CO, WA, and AZ suggestions... Nothing that was east, except TN and OH was mentioned...

Good thing I'm moving to #2...CO and AZ wouldn't fall far behind though

Monday, November 24, 2008

Explore. Dream. Discover.

Seattle is days away from reality.
4 seasons, hiking, sister

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe Harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sales. Explore. Dream. Discover.
-Mark Twain

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Thanks Mandy...

I was looking for another way to procrastinate away from my Physics test, thank you for providing this for me Mandy Cox!

and hey Mandy... i miss you dear!

8 Shows I love to watch

1) Friends

2) ER

3) Grey's Anatomy

4) Private Practice

5) Brothers & Sisters

6) It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

7) 30 Rock

8) One Tree Hill

8 Favorite Restaurants

1) The Riviera

2) Cheddars

3) Fish Daddy's

4) Domino's Pizza

5) La Bodega

6) Chipotle

7) Jin's Chinese

8) Subway

8 Things that happened today

1) played with the dogs

2) watched an HBO movie

3) Cleaned my room

4) ate breakfast

5) ate lunch

6) addressed grad announcements

7) talked to my roommates

8) filled out this 'tag' from Mandy

8 Things I look forward to

1) DVD Premiere at Camp O this weekend

2) Thanksgiving

3) Graduation

4) Seattle

5) Camp summer 2009

6) Getting a job

7) getting rid of my traffic ticket

8) future concerts and good music releases

8 Things on my wish list

1) I wish that dating wasn't such a social norm

2) I wish that someone would move into my room next semester

3) I wish that the semester was already over

4) I wish that i didn't just get a speeding ticket

5) I wish that i was going to see Amanda before i move to WA state

6) I wish that i didn't have a physics test on monday

7) I wish i had a dr. pepper to drink right now

8) I wish I could speak spanish and play the guitar

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

3 things everyday...

"To me, there are three things we all should do every day. We should do this every day of our lives. Number 1 is LaUgH. You should laugh every day. Number 2 is THINK. You should spend some time in thought. And number 3 is, you should have your emotions moved tO tEaRs, could be happiness or joy. But think about it. If you laugh, you think, and you cry, that's a FULL DAY. That's a heck of a day. You do that 7 days a week, you're going to have sOmEtHiNg SpEcIaL." -- Jim Valvano at the Arthur Ashe Courage Award Address

Saturday, August 16, 2008

this semester...

Why should resolutions only be left up to the start of the calendar year?

I plan to
--conquer my fear of heights
--speak spanish
--teach myself guitar
--read more often

more importantly: learn to come to terms with the phrase "everything happens for a reason"

Monday, March 31, 2008

for the love of music...

music is love

or is it love is music?

either way, music is something that will always be a part of my life.

somewhere someone said:

A painter paints pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silence. ~Leopold Stokowski

Without music life would be a mistake. ~Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Mama T ... what what!

A daily prayer of Mother THERESA, a true saint.

dear Lord,

help me spread Your fragrance wherever i Go.
FLOOD my soul with Your Spirit & LiFE.
PeNeTrAtE me, possess my whole being
so utterly all my life may only be
A *RADIANCE* of Yours.
SHINE through me and be so in me that
EVERY soul i come in contact with may
FEEL Your presence in my soul.
Let them look up and see no longer me,
but only You, o Lord!

Let me preach You without PREACHING,
not by words, but by my ExAmPlE
by the catching FORCE, the sympathetic
influence of what i Do, the evident
fullness of the LOVE my heart bears
to You.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008


"may the Lord direct your heart with God's love and Christ's perseverence" 2 Thess 3:5

But my righteous one will live by faith.... Heb 10:38

Lord tells us to persist on His account.... he asks us to:


"But we are not of those who shrink back and are destroyed, but of those who believe and are saved." -- Hebrews 10:39

desire to become transparent and persevere

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

guard your heart

"Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life...Let your eyes look straight ahead, fix your gaze directly before you. Make level paths for your feet and take only ways that are firm." -- Proverbs 4:23-26

i'm continually learning about the grace and love...

Monday, March 10, 2008

she said it best

"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."-- Maya Angelou

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Sometimes you have to go outside

how do you find focus when your mind is so cluttered?

"Go outside
And praise the God who mapped the stars out in the sky
Gather ‘round with those who love and sing
He is our King
If you have air to breathe
Hear your call to sing"

--Robbie Seay Band

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

it's not what we take when we leave, it's what we leave when we go...

somewhat scattered...

If we pray for patience, do you think God gives it to us? Or does He give us the opportunity to be patient?

More importantly... do we pray for the plans that we have made or for the ones He has made...

"Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thought. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting." -- Psalm 139:23-24

Monday, March 3, 2008

Believe and Be Satisfied

nothing new, but somehow i seem to forget the importance... here is my reminder

Everyone longs to give themselves completely to someone. To have a deep soul relationship with another. To be loved thoroughly and exclusively. But God, to the Christian, says NO. Not until you are satisfied, fulfilled, and content with living loved by me alone. With giving yourself totally and unreservedly to me and having an intensely personal and unique relationship with me alone. I love you my child and until you discover that only in me is your satisfaction found, you will not be capable of the perfect human relationship that I plan for you. You will never be united with another until you are united with me, exclusive of any other desires or longings. Stop planning, stop wishing and allow me to bring it to you. You just keep watching me, expecting the greatest things and keep that satisfaction, knowing that I am. Keep learning and listening to the things that I tell you- and you must wait. Don't be anxious and don't worry. Don't look around at the things you think you want. Just keep looking up and away, up to me, or you will miss what I have to show you. And then, when you are ready, I will surprise you with a love far more wonderful than you would ever dream of. You see, until you are ready, and until you are both satisfied with me exclusively and with the life that I have prepared for you, you won't be able to experience the love that exemplifies your relationship with me. And this is perfect love. And my dear love, I want you to have this most wonderful love. I want you to see in the flesh a picture of your relationship with me and enjoy, materially and concretely, the everlasting beauty and perfection and love that I offer you with myself.