// i love mornings when it feels like the rest of the world is still fast asleep and you're the only one who's awake and everything feels like it isn't really real and you kind of forget about all your problems because for now it's just you, the world, and a cup of coffee //
I will not be a common man because it is my right to be an uncommon man. I will stir the smooth sands of monotony.
People are strange: They are constantly angered by trivial things, but on a major matter like totally wasting their lives, they hardly seem to notice.
I don't think beauty is defined by standards or confidence, but an honest growth or struggle within yourself, being aware of all that you are and not trying to be something else. That's beautiful.
Better to be the one who smiled than the one who didn't smile back.
And I want to be around people that do things. I don't want to be around people any more that judge or talk about what people do. I want to be around people that dream and support and do things.
The most confused we ever get is when we try to convince our heads of something our hearts know is a lie.
(an early snail mail reminder:)
the holidays at home are magical and cheery and full of love. i woke up my first morning at home to breakfast in bed + a delicious rice milk drink from my mom and littlest brother. my mom always has rice milk in the fridge when i'm home. it's the little things, you know?
we baked holiday sugar cookies and i ate way too many yet it was perfect because holiday cookies! i can't get enough. it's like eating the holidays, in a weird way. you just want to get every bit of holiday magic possible. dangerously delicious.
en route to thanksgiving car selfies with my sisters. my family had dinner twice on thanksgiving with both sides of my family.. good food, good laughs, good people. the perfect, relaxing day. i'm thankful for a lot of things. all of these photos show just that, i think. family, health, adventures, coffee, literature, breakfast..
there was good living room lounging with coffee + good reads. also, tree hunting! bundling up in warm clothes (i stole my dad's hat:), my mom and i and some of my siblings set out for an afternoon adventure in the woods. the air was chilly but the skies were blue. after doing figure 8s and circles around every pine tree in sight it seemed, we found a beautiful tall tree. i think it's around 17 feet tall? go big or go home, we said! after hacking at the tree for at least 15 minutes…maybe 20? it fell and i shouted tiiiiiiimmberrr! while everyone laughed, i turned the thing around to drag home. except it took four of us to haul through the woods, around a sand pit, up the driveway, and into the house. i'm excited to go home soon for Christmas and see it fully decorated!
the last time i made and decorated a gingerbread house was in sixth grade. maybe the only other time i ever have. one evening, some of us sat around the kitchen table and poured our best holiday creativity into a house. i may have eaten just as much candy while building this as there is on my house.
i love being home among the tall pines. tis the season!
// harry styles
// holiday sugar cookies
// homemade strawberry jam
// hash browns
i just finished a large plate of hash browns and immediately a big smile spread across my face. like, hash browns are perfect. and then i realized that the letter 'h' begins a lot of perfect things. i'm making it my mission to eat hash browns at every available restaurant in my city. so.
also: happiness begins with an h and ends with an s but so does harry styles so there really isn't a difference.
happiness. another great h word. hugs, hiking, hibernate, hockey, hammock, homeopathy. need i say more?