welcome to the process.

this was taken at an angle with the natural light streaming in from the window, and then filters were added. several of them, with a little brightening and contrast. if only life were like that, able to fix and adjust at the easy push of a button. patience and self-love haven’t been my friends lately. some days are easier. some days I bury myself in work, drowning in words and …

Life, lately

“We don’t have to trust the plan; we have to trust the creator of the plan. Pursue holiness, always be humble, and don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone.” Two years ago, I graduated college. I stepped on that giant stage, shook the president’s hand, showed up on the jumbotron, opened the red cover carrying the fake diploma (the real one was mailed out months later). I threw …

Why every twenty-something should travel to a new city alone

This month, I took a big venture and accepted the opportunity of a lifetime. With just three weeks to plan, I decided to travel solo to NEW YORK CITY for an affordable, future-related offer I could not resist (more details on that, in an upcoming post). I’ll admit, in the busy weeks leading up to the trip, I was entirely stressed and freaked out. I booked my flights from LA at …

Uprooting.

“If you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you would say to this tree, ‘be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you.” (Luke 17:6)   One weekend in February, my friends and I were exploring around downtown San Diego, when we randomly stumbled upon a temple in the neighborhood with a lovely view of the ocean. We explored the grounds a bit, since the actual temple was …

Cup of Tea #3

Welcome to CUP OF TEA, a bi-monthly post/link-up where I highlight some of the best content I’ve found on the World Wide Web. From inspiration, to intriguing articles, current events, stories, things I find amusing (re: my odd sense of humor), and the quirkiest social trends. Just my cup of tea. So far in the month of February, Beyoncé has performed at the Super Bowl halftime show, released a new single (and proclaimed her love of hot sauce!), …