“Your parents don’t want what is best for you. They want what is good for you, which isn’t always the same thing. There is a natural instinct to protect our children from risk and discomfort, and therefore to urge safe choices. Theodore Roosevelt—soldier, explorer, president—once remarked, ‘It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.’ Great quote, but I am willing to bet that Teddy’s mother wanted him to be a doctor or a lawyer.”—“What They Don’t Tell You At Graduation” via the WSJ
i cannot believe it really is almost may. time, please slow down a little.
my friends got engaged this past weekend and i’m so excited for them. i feel so blessed to know them, serve with them, and to be a part of this journey with them. (the above picture is a shot from the proposal in which the guy went to her school, performed bruno mars’ “marry you” with her whole 1st grade class.)
my tailbone hurts because i fell on it while at work.
happy to be playing softball and getting more fresh air! :D
i’ve taken over 1,000 pictures between this past weekend and the weekend before. kind of crazy and maybe my camera needs a rest.
i also just got LightRoom to edit my pictures, and i’m in love. it’s like iphoto and photoshop had a baby.
currently organizing my itunes for the bazillionth time.
looking forward to a spa date with my baby mama friend this upcoming weekend.
almost finished with a daniel fast. it was definitely hard but so much more worth it. God is so good.
“So much mental toughness is involved in everything you do. School-work, life, work, being a good friend or spouse, and making the best decisions as possible. I think you should want to face challenges. You have to want the difficult times because that’s when the best are built. You should not be afraid to get hurt. Life is about bouncing back and becoming better. That’s how you build mental toughness. You can’t do everything physically or emotionally. It has to be mental. People get sick. People get hurt. That’s part of life, and it’s when mental toughness is built. It’s not when things are great and you push yourself, it’s when it’s the worst and you find a way to still bring out your best.”—Tim Tebow