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simple musings on books + life


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hello!

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grainy selfie in the hotel in Accra before catching my flight home

HELLO!

I don’t have much to say right now but a huge HELLO. Ghana was wild by the way. The people, the community, the way of life… Everything was so foreign and yet everything I expected it to be. I’m only now beginning to process it all. Maybe I’ll have more thoughts to share soon. Just know that travel changes you in unexpected ways. My heart will never be the same. Confronting personal fears and straight up poverty left a mark on my soul. I’m glad that it did. I needed to be checked. I needed to be humbled. Life is more then fancy careers, nice clothes, social lives, coffee shops, fancy meals, etc. Ghana taught me that a good life involves good people, that all people, no matter the circumstance, can love, and that love is the best gift we can ever give or receive.

Just straight up, plain old love. It’s good for the soul.


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life lately

Some days I swear, I spend more time on public transit then actually at work..

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Is showing you a pic of a dirty bus floor creepy???

Certain days my job involves a lot of running around the city, while other days my butt feels glued to my chair. On those days I usually need to step out for a coffee break/short walk to get out of the office and shake off that restless feeling.

My trip to Ghana is less then TWO WEEKS away!!! Uuuhhhhhhh what?! I’m trying to read as much as I can – fiction and non-fiction – to gain some basic knowledge of the country. I ordered this book online…

51Ue7hc9nWLOh, a bit of a hair update!

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Awkward computer selfie but you get it. Can you tell it’s grown? Ahh almost a bob!

I love the city but I am so excited to be home next weekend. I have a lot of shopping to do, which means a lot of money to spend (which is not so great…) BUT I miss views like this…

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Well, it’s one day closer to Friday so that’s pretty cool! Hope you all had a lovely Monday :)

 

 


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girl knew what’s up

“For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others,

For beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness,

And for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone”

AUDREY HEPBURN

 

** Ahh, I promise I’ll stop with the quotes soon but inspiring words are showing up everywhere for me right now. People are so wise and their words speak such powerful truths. This is what true beauty is all about. Thanks Aud. 


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words i need to remember…

❝ In general, people are not drawn to perfection in others. People are drawn to shared interests, shared problems, and an individual’s life energy. Humans connect with humans. Hiding one’s humanity and trying to project an image of perfection makes a person vague, slippery, lifeless, and uninteresting. ❞
ROBERT GLOVER

 

Can it be true? Oh, I think it’s true. I’ve never loved someone that was perfect. Have you?

 


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stuck in my head

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“Do you wanna leave soon?

No, I want enough time to be in love with everything…

And I cry because everything is so beautiful and so short.”

– Marina Keegan, from the poem “Bygones”

 

The second I finished reading these words I could feel them, heavy with truth, sink deep into my chest.

I sat for a moment to let them settle, let my mind appreciate them as much as my heart did. You see, the phrase “And I cry because everything is so beautiful and so short” basically sums up how I’ve been feeling the last couple of weeks, maybe even my entire life, about everything.

Because the world’s beauty takes my breathe away a hundred times a day. And I want to cry because oftentimes this beauty slips away from me before I can seer it into my memory, before I can grasp it in my hands to hold it and examine it from all sides, or even before I can fully understand it…

I want so badly to have enough time to be in love with everything in this world. I think the great tragedy of life is that we can’t hold onto beauty, not beautiful things or beautiful moments. Beauty happens in an instant, a look, a touch, a moment, and then it disappears, slipping away from us forever. There is no holding on to beauty because it’s gone before we know it.

I don’t know how I feel about that or where I’m going with this but it reminds me of the book “The Unbearable Lightness of Being”. What I do know is that certain words stick in your head for a reason, speaking truth to emotion.

Sometimes, words are the best way to capture truth and beauty and hold onto them forever.


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lazy sunday

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Today was a good day.

I really, really needed today.

Today involved a 1.5 hour afternoon nap and one incredible veggie burger. Since when do I take naps?

I don’t know but I kind of like it.

Today was a good day because the sun was shining and my world was in a good place. I hope yours was too. But if it wasn’t then know that that too will change because every phase of our life is fleeting. I don’t know what tomorrow will bring but I do know that today was a pretty good day.

I feel rested.

I feel thankful.

Tonight I will go to bed with my belly and heart full, a sure sign of a successful weekend indeed.

 


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a hint of what’s to come

Hello!

Wheat Field When I first started this blog I was determined to have a clear focus, even though it may not have immediately seemed that way. I began by writing about “true beauty”, mixed in with daily musings, but when that didn’t feel goal-oriented enough I switched gears and decided to take a business-like approach. Okay, by “business-like” I mean book reviews. Writing about books felt informative and purpose driven. For awhile, I assumed I offered content people sought.

However, I can only read so many books a month and, truthfully, it got a little repetitive. I genuinely enjoy writing about books but not all the time. I like to share when I feel deeply moved or inspired too.

So, rather then treat this blog like it’s a business or my portfolio I’m going to just consider it a SPACE. Blogging about blogging feels a bit awkward, to be honest here, but it needs to be written. This blog is just a virtual space in the world wide web that I can claim my own. I’m humbled by the vastness of the internet and the sheer quantity of information available.

This blog does not have a focus. Not being able to categorize it may hinder me from becoming a “successful” blog (that and my grammar errors most likely). Sometimes I will write about food, personal experience, work, books or simply what’s on my mind.

I guess I don’t really need to even tell you about this choice. You’d probably figure it out anyway but this is my space to write and this is exactly what I felt like writing about today. I hope you’ve had a lovely day. I know I had some unique conversations that sparked some reflective moments. Sometimes I love to run a single conversation through my mind and watch it from different angles and perspectives. Digging deep.

ANYWAY, we are moving into word vomit territory here – which is high time to sign off.

Adios, my friends!

L

 

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