Showing posts with label photos. Show all posts
Showing posts with label photos. Show all posts

Wednesday, February 28, 2018


Obedience is weirdly peaceful and uncomfortable.
It's scary and frightening because it feels like a loss of control;
Yet at the same time it's full of hope and comfort.

I'm learning to walk in submission to the will of God.
And I'm learning what a courageous, brave, humble, tenacious woman he is calling me to become.

It scares the crap out of me.
It calls me to things that completely confuse me.
But makes me realize how much beauty there is in obedience.

I'm learning to fly.
I'm learning to fly knowing he holds the course of the wind,
 and he's written my life's migration deeper then I could ever understand.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

empty drafts

this draft is empty,
and because can't think of words.

but then i think
how authentic
an empty page is

Thursday, June 23, 2016

'Oz' Recap

Floor crackles and squeaks under my toes. 

Popping hips.
Clunking water.
Tossing pointe shoes.
Rolling neck. 
Grabbing out barres.

The very first combination of every class. 
'To bend' is the translation; and we have all bent to be here.
Concerts, sleepovers, dinners, and parties are being skipped. 
Homework is waiting for us.
Our phones are abandoned and our mouths are silent. 
We bend our knees together.

As the class continues, we work through each aspect of our bodies simincreaseing in speed.

"Allign your hips and rib cage!"
"Let go of the barre [in a balence] sometime today!"
"Elongate your spine"

We move from bare to center
The bares are moved back to the wall
Water is quickly chugged
And we continue. 

We continue to sweat and stretch.
Extending limbs,
We extend ourselves emotionally
Giving grace to the girl who, time-after-time, keeps crashing into someone else. 
Pouring our spare time into choreography, rehearsal videos, and making notes
Sewing pointe shoes
Costume fittings
Rehearsal after rehearsal after rehearsal. 
We extend.


This show was a wonderful experience to be apart of. I learned more about dance and myself then I thought possible. Sweat poured out of my body, yet my heart was hydrated with joy of movement. 
The show was a blast. 
We made it through. (somehow)

I wrote my thank you cards and bought my gifts.
We said goodbye to beloved teachers- women who have grown me and challenged me in countless ways. I have been influenced and inspired, and I sit here all choked up thinking about them. 

And I stood at the barre after the show, feeling my sorreee muscles, I inhaled. 
I cracked my neck.
Clunked my pointe shoes. 
Ploped my water bottle down. 
And I realized that is, all of it, is home.

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Friday, February 26, 2016

fashion friday- winter school clothes

I loved wearing this outfit! I felt so cute, and it was all random clothes I wouldn't normally pair together. I've been trying to wear more skirts casually, so that is where this pencil skirt came in. I debated about what top to wear, and finally settled on this loose light grey shirt with a jacket. And it was cold so I wore tights and boots:-)

Q: Whats your favorite way to mix up the clothes you already own?

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Friday, February 5, 2016

fashion Friday: winter walks


My friend Elizabeth and I went on an adventure, I because I was having blogger guilt, I begged her to snap a few pictures. I feel like I look five months pregnant in a few of these, but whatever. #confidence
The main reason I haven't had many fashion Friday posts lately is because I have been wearing my pajamas. Until the absolute last moment. Sooooo yeah.
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