The Poetry That Is Life

Trying to find the beauty, the poetry, in every moment



Life…the way I want it

“But whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.” John 4:14

Sometimes, when I look back at a past period of my life, while I may smile with fond memories, there’s a certain amount of disappointment I feel as well. Though, through the grace of God, I am taking steps in the right direction toward living the radical, satisfying, thirst-quenching life Christ offer to us and calls us to live, when I look back, many times I feel that I’ve failed. I could have done more. I could have been more sincere. I could have spent more time with that person. I could have loved more. Continue reading “Life…the way I want it”


Simply Living

I still have so far to go…

Yet I am so thankful that I am where I am in my life.  Exactly where I am.  At the moment, I don’t think I’d change a thing.  Well…okay, there’s a couple of things that I might change given the opportunity, but they are very miniscule when looking at the entire spectrum. 

I am thankful for my friends (who are all oh-so-amazing), I’m thankful for my family (ditto).  I am so thankful that I can study what I want to study in the atmosphere in which I am studying it,  and surprisingly, sometimes I’m even thankful for the crazy busy-ness, ’cause in the end that means that I’m learning A LOT. 

I’m even happy and content with my relationship status because 1.) it gives me time to focus on the education that I am so excited/passsionate about 2.) when I DO have free time, I get to spend it with wonderful friends and 3.) I have no need for a relationship at this point because I have such an amazing relationship with my Savior.  He’s all I need right now. 

I’m happy 🙂

Side note:  5 days til AZ.  I’m excited.

Mundane? Not a chance!

I have a hard time bringing myself to write the day to day events of my life on the web.  For one, I have no idea if it would interest anyone.  That’s the superficial reason.  The more underlying reason is that it just seems so…mundane.  Not that there is anything wrong with the mundane.  It’s just that to me, as I’m experiencing life, it doesn’t seem mundane  at all!!  It’s like there’s this dimension of experience that adds a certain flavor to life that, for me personally, is difficult to explain.  I don’t know whether that’s a fault on my part as a writer, or if it’s difficult for everyone.  The thing that makes it even more frusterating is that I know exactly what that different “dimension of experience” is, I just can’t describe it with clarity to make it real for anyone who’s not going through it themselves. 

I will go ahead tell you what it is though, despite the risk of coming off as trite.  It’s Jesus!!!

It’s as if everything I do, every small, miniscule detail, has a deeper meaning and deeper significance than I ever thought possible.  I’m learning just how amazing it is to let Christ in all His awesomeness, and my relationship with him, saturate everything I do.  I don’t know if others can see it, but I can feel a difference. 

It’s a wonderful difference, by the way.  🙂

The Beginning

So, I’m sitting in the library attempting to write an essay that is due Monday.  I’ve been stuggling with writer’s block, so I go off to create a blog.  Make sense? Not at all.

I’ve been playing with the idea of creating a blog for some time now.  I did the whole xanga thing in the early stages of high school (probably one of the most superficial things I’ve ever seen or read—for the most part.  Some people wrote meaningfully.  But I digress).  I even began another blog this summer with the intention of writing anonymously about “issues” (whatever that means) that I felt strongly about at any given time.  I built up a portfolio of a grand and amazing…one post.  And that was the end of that.

I don’t want to give this blog a particularly purpose.  Partially because I don’t know what the purpose will be myself.  Daily reflections, maybe?  A way for my family to stay updated with what’s going on with my life?  I’m not sure what it will turn into.  (Granted that I keep it going.  I don’t want to shoot myself in the foot from the get-go through negative thinking, but I’m a busy girl, and I’m not really sure how to be honest and open on here and not reveal too much of myself.  That could be a dangerous combination for the life-span of a blog.)

I just hope that whatever this blog turns out to be, that I can be real with my audience (whoever that is) and uplift them somehow.  I hope they can take away something meaningful from what I have to say, even if it’s just knowing what I’m up to.

So, what am I up to?  Well, for now, it’s getting back to that essay…

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