I’m taking a step. A step towards becoming a midwife, a step towards my dream of living in another country, and a step towards starting over somewhere new.
I’m always surprised by the things that can give me inspiration. Wilting flowers that Maddy got for her birthday, or sunlight streaming through a row of bottles about to be packed. I see beauty in so many of God’s creations, and all I want to do is capture that beauty. I cannot wait to be in a new place, and to have so many new things to photograph. I love to take my camera to places that I’ve never been before. Viewing new things through my lens is the best way for me to get to know a place. I can see all of the small details that would normally be overlooked, and all of the bright colors that we take for granted.
“And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald
This is what most pictures of the two of us look like. Seriousness is not our strong suit. We’ve been friends since 2nd grade, and I can’t imagine my life without this girl. So many of my memories involve her. We would go on long walks to no place in particular, and talk about nothing and everything. We could have extremely deep conversations or not say anything at all and be completely comfortable with either one. All of our summers spent together working at rodeos, eating tons of sugar, and singing songs much too loud. Together we went out of the country for the first time, we loved and played with beautiful children in the Philippines. God has done amazing things in both of our lives, and I’m excited for what He has in store for us.
Jordan you are a beautiful, and fantastic friend. I’m so happy that you have been in my life for so long, and I will miss you terribly. I love you dear friend
Street performers are awesome. End of story.
In exactly two weeks we will be on our way to a new adventure. I am truly excited to go, but I’m sad to leave the only place that I have ever called home. More than anything I am having a hard time leaving the people that I have come to know here. Friends that have been around for as long as I can remember, and new friends that have just recently come into my life. I’ll miss all of the little ones that I have watched grow up, and the adults that have watched me grow up. It’s a bittersweet feeling, leaving your home. I’m ready for it though, and I think I have been for a while now. So bring on the fear of the unknown, I’m ready for a new adventure.