These Are A Few Of My Favourite Things: June 2014 || Grateful Days 160-171

Oh boy oh boy. Between online classes, interning, birthdays and moving June was a pretty busy month (hence the lack of blog posts this month!) But over all June was a fantastic month!!! So here are a few of my favourite moments, blogs and doodads of June! RainMy first favourite of the month is a blog! So if you haven’t heard of Rend Collective then you definitely should give them a listen, or read this and you’ll hear a couple of their tunes! Anyhow, one of the guys is married to a woman who writes a blog and her name is Gabriella. I don’t remember how exactly I found her blog but I sure am glad I did. She is one of those bloggers who writes so beautifully and so full of life. I also love that she takes everything she does back to God. Even if she doesn’t outright say in a post anything about the Lord I can just feel how inspired she is for her love for the Lord and it serves as a great reminder for me that all I do is meant to please the Lord and nothing I do is for myself. So if you fancy a read you can check out her space here. It has been such a blessing to me and if you give it a read I hope it blesses you as well!Processed with VSCOcam with g3 preset Another one of my favourites from June (extending in to July) is the World Cup! Oh my goodness!! I love the World Cup so much! I am extremely invested in the whole tournament, more so I was/am extremely invested in the US Men’s National Team!! My friends and I would get together and watch the US Men’s Team play and we would stand for the National Anthem (I’m not kidding we really stood and sang!) and we would cheer! Then when we lost to Belgium we cried (I just got really emotional and tried not to cry). But I love the World Cup because it unites nations and the world! It’s also a great time for people to just hang out and get together to watch a sport!! It’s fun!!20140611-135215-49935983.jpgI also started interning in June which was so fun!! I’ve been at my internship for almost a month and I’ve learned so much! It’s been such a fun time of learning a new trade and getting real experience in the field I’ve been studying for the past 4 years!! Its been really tiring at times but its been so worth it because I’ve learned, and am continuing to learn, so much!!Processed with VSCOcam with f2 presetThen of course I loved the birthdays!! Between my birthday, my dad’s birthday and my roommates birthday it has been a month full of celebration!! My birthday is the only time I’ll let people pay lots of attention to and celebrate me because well, it’s my birthday!!! I love that I have the same birthday month as my daddy because it means there are lots of birthday celebrations in one month!! I enjoyed this years month of celebrations because I’ve learned to appreciate my family and friends so much more and this year I spent my actual birthday with my friends and momma then went home and hung out with my family! It’s was great to be able to celebrate with the people in my life who I spend the most time with. I also loved being able to celebrate all the awesome ways I have been blessed with the people I have been blessed by the most. Then celebrating my daddy’s birthday was just awesome because he’s been on the earth for 50 years and it’s awesome!

All in all, June was a great month of life moments. Even though I didn’t blog a lot of it, I’ve learned that a lot of times some moments just need to be lived. No pictures, no tweets and no blogs. Some moments are best remembered by living them and I lived June in all the ways I could think. I celebrated, I cheered and I cried but June was good to me!

These Are A Few Of My Favourite Things: April 2014 (Grateful Day 104)

 

It’s officially May, which means I get to share with you a few of my favourites from the past month! Woo hoo!!!! Even though it’s been a pretty busy month for me school wise, there are definitely a lot of things about this month that stand out as favourites of mine!

Processed with VSCOcam with g3 presetThinking about the past month and the hectic-ness of it all, I realize one of my absolute favourite things about this month were the moments I actually spent with God! I was telling a friend tonight that some times I get so wrapped up in the moment and so wrapped up in what I have to get done that I don’t spend time with My Jesus! Then I remembered the moments I did and how peaceful and right it all felt! How in those few moments, no time was wasted. It was like hanging out with a dear friend, catching up and chit-chatting away. Moments when I was at peace and felt great joy. I also realized when I did get these moments with Jesus, time seemed to expand, even for just a little bit and I got so much more work done!! But more than anything, God showed me a lot of favour in every area of my life, and for that I am forever grateful!!

Processed with VSCOcam with m3 presetAnother one of my favourites of the month is Gilmore Girls!! I am re-watching it which you can read all about here, and I have so enjoyed reliving moments of the gals Gilmore. I laugh like I haven’t seen the show before, and I get a smidge annoyed because I know what’s going to happen later on in the series. I’ve also been re-watching parts with one of my roommates which has been really fun, especially since we don’t see each other nearly as often as we used to because we’ve both been so busy! I also just appreciate that television shows used to not be so dramatic (Gilmore Girls can be dramatic, but mostly because I can be a dramatic person at times and yell at the television like they can hear me and my yelling will change something in the show, which by the way it won’t). I appreciate the way characters develop from Jess Mariano to Miss Rory Gilmore. I also really appreciate that by watching the show (and any other show/movie/book I read) I learn so much about the way I view things in life, which has then helped me in the ethics class I am taking this semester.

photoI have also been listening to a lot of new music this past month! I’ve been listening to a lot of Sam Smith recently, but the album that has really caught hold of my heart is You Make Me Brave by Bethel Music. This album has spoken to so many parts of my heart and so many parts of my life! It is so full of love and so full of bravery!! This is one of those albums, where you just know and feel God in every song!! The heart behind the album is stunning and the heart behind every note is beautiful! I am a big fan of music and I am a huge fan of the kind that speaks directly to the heart places and this does that! I am a believer that music of any sort can speak to the heart places, so when I find a song or album that speaks to the heart places I just have to share. I read The Fault In Our Stars recently and John Green says, or rather Hazel Grace says “Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book”. This quote basically sums up how I feel about certain books and albums, this album being one of them!

20140426-224130.jpgProcessed with VSCOcam with t1 presetThis month, like every other month, I also enjoyed especially the time with my friends and family! So many of my friends are going to be going on amazing new adventures soon, and so much of my family is moving away so the time I have gotten to spend with them this past month has been amazing! Whether we were sitting around talking or eating, every moment with my friends or family has been wonderful! I don’t get to see them as often as I would hope, but seeing them is all that matters because every moment is special when surrounded by loved ones!

Processed with VSCOcam with t1 presetI also grew to appreciate my love for books this month. Even though I finished this book after April, I started it in April so I get to count it in my April favourites :). I always enjoy Sarah Dessen books, and this one is no different but I think the reason I like this book as much as I do is because it’s basically about a young woman who is trying to find herself. We’re all trying to figure out who we are, or at least I know that at 21 years of age I am still learning who I am as a human being so I really related to this book. As I get older I realize more that life is about finding who you are as a person. Not every one knows what they believe and why when they are young, but the older we get the more we understand our beliefs and the better our footing gets. I feel like I’m going to be in a constant state of self-discovery and I am perfectly fine with that because if I didn’t change and I didn’t grow I would be a flat person; I would be stagnant. But the idea that I mature and I grow in to the woman I am meant to be means I am like my favourite characters in my favourite books; I grow and I change just as I am meant to.

April was good to me. It was nice and it was as pleasant as can be, and though at times I wish I did some things in life differently I know my life is good. I am blessed and I am well loved! I hope April was good to you too and I hope May is wonderful! I would love to hear what a few of your favourite things about April were! Share with me what your favourite books of the month are or what television show you are glad you watched! I really would love to hear all about it! 🙂

These Are A Few Of My Favourite Things: March 2014 (Grateful Day 74)

So it’s the first of April, woo hoo!! And I’ve decided I would write about my favourite things on the first of the month from the previous month. March was a bit slow in the blogging/365 Days Grateful realm, but I’ve had a good time throughout the month. I’ve done some pretty great things, experienced great moments and made great memories and I’d love to remember a few of my favourites.IMG_3856

As I look back on my blog posts for the past month I can’t help but realize I only read one book the whole month and I loved it! I read The Fault In Our Stars by John Green and it is a wonderful book! It is extremely sad, yet so beautiful! I saw certain events in the book happening before they happened and this book still melted and broke my heart in the most beautiful way possible.

I also realize looking back that I made a lot of memories with some really awesome people! From weddings to Spring Break, the Renaissance Festival to prayer meetings and birthdays I realize that I am an extremely blessed human being!  Even though I some times wish my life was different or I was doing more adventurous things, I realize that my life is beautiful and blessed!! God has blessed me with amazing friends and amazing family! He put on this earth people who can tell stories that move people and make people think of life differently! God has blessed me with the ability to go to school, even though I often dread going to class! I am blessed with the ability to get an education and make memories with the people I love and reading books I love! Even though March seems to me to be a pretty boring month of happenings, it was beautiful and it was blessed!