Friday, February 20, 2015

Being Quiet

Sometimes people don't understand an introvert's need for quiet.  And believe me, if you ask any introvert, they will answer that quiet is a needed part of life. 

I think a lot, but I don't say much.

The reason for this is because introverts need to process internally a lot more than extroverts do.  It can take a lot more time to work out what is happening, to decide what we want to say, and then get up the courage to act on those feelings.

But just because I'm quiet doesn't mean I'm not taking everything in.

 Introverts do care.  They are paying attention.  They may just be choosing not to vocalize what they are thinking. 

Thursday, February 19, 2015


Being at college teaches you about every piece of your life that you take for granted.  And so here is a list of the little items in life that I am thankful for and that I miss at times.

I'm thankful for the chances that I have to hug my family, for the time I get to spend with them.  For cars, planes, and trains that transport me to the people I love. 

I'm thankful for time to sit and just think, or rest.  For days with people, and days alone to recharge.

For taking in new information, and information overload. 

I'm thankful for the people that make sure I take the time that I need for self-care, to laugh, to have fun.  It is impossible to live life alone.  People need people.

And most of all, I'm thankful for the fact that no matter what I do or don't do, God is always there.  He loves unconditionally and always provides hope. 

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Encourage one another

I've been struck lately by the importance of encouraging others. Even just one kind word or gesture can make someone's day better. 
Do unto others as you would have them do to you. 

Friday, February 6, 2015

Don't Forget

"Write what should not be forgotten." ~Isabel Allende

This is the reason to write.  Writers control history.  If no one takes the time to write down the important things, there will be a severe lack of important memories.

By choosing what we record, history will be put into place, and will hopefully have a more balanced view of what happened.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

The Power of Music

Yesterday I was talking with a group of people about the impact that music has on us.  Music has the power to make you feel different emotions, connect with others, and sometimes gain a new perspective.

We shared some of the songs that we relate to, and the emotions that they bring up in us.  And it was really cool to see that a song written by someone that you may never meet can affect you.  Because it does.  Music can cause lots of different emotions, whether they be good or bad. 

Just think about the music you listen to.  Why did you turn that particular song on?  Was it because you can relate to it?  Or you wanted to change your mood?  Whatever the reason, music does impact us. 

This is my song at the moment.  It makes me feel safe.