Enchanted

I went on a wee stroll today to explore. During this stroll, I happen to come across that enchanted forest you always read about in fairytales. Well it could be the sister-forest… However, it was the most interesting set of trees I have ever seen. Sadly, I did not see Frodo Baggins, or any unicorns for that matter. I just saw heaps of green and trees!

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I know that New Zealand is and island, but seriously I have never seen so much green in my life!! It’s so beautiful here.

XOXO,

S

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It Is Well

I went on a spontaneous adventure yesterday with my roommate. We were hiking up the side of a mountain to get to a glacier. However, I wanted to stop because it was getting rough with slippery rocks and we had the dogs with us. My roommate just said keep going, I wanted to stop. I wanted to give up, I was ok seeing a mediocre view. I wasn’t excited to keep going, I was tired, I was out of breath and I was done.

I decided to give it my all though, I decided to run up to the top. I told myself to not look back and just keep looking forward, to keep going. Before I knew it, I was at the top of the mountain in just categorically complete awe.

It was an immense vast mountain range that looked to be never ending. I saw the whole entire lake with a bird’s eye view.

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I then, decided to just rest, relax and just be calm, which I NEVER do. I enjoyed the stillness. I enjoyed the spectacular view. With that view a song started playing in my head that I was listening to earlier.

It Is Well, no words. By Bethel.

And here is what I concluded while embracing this view I would’ve never saw if I gave up when it was tough. I wouldn’t have ever saw Jesus in a more vast way if I just stayed comfortable. I wouldn’t have embraced all the truth that I did.

That truth being; it is well with my soul.

As I am typing this, raw as can be and thinking about the view I saw today, with the song in the background here is what came to my mind:

It is well with my soul. It is well with my soul. It is well with my soul.

My Lord, my Heavenly Father, my Love, I give you my trust. I surrender my worries to you. Jesus, the lover of my soul You are SO worthy of praise, this view is absolutely glorious. Jesus, you are too good. I thank you for cross. I thank you for listening to the Father’s will and not your own. Thank you for showing me that I am worth it to You, to Your kingdom, to Your purpose, I am enough. Thank you for the choice of free-will. What is true love if it is forced?

Jesus, it is well with my soul because I have you. You’re all I need. You were in that grave thinking of me. You rose from the dead to show You are who You say you are.

I am overwhelmed with this view. I am overwhelmed with You. You consume me, oh Lord. You have me, I want You, Jesus. I need You, Jesus. I surrender to You, Jesus.

My Lord, You are so gracious, Your love is sufficient, and You are enough. Father, You are omnipresent and this vast song that is replaying in my head makes me want to know You more. Makes me want to explore You more. Makes me want to ask more questions.

How can a God so scandalous love someone so broken? With you I AM made Holy again. I am made perfect again; I am white as snow, why? The cross is always the answer my child.

It is well with my soul. Forever and ever, will be well with my soul.

Stand strong and stand firm that is well with my soul.

Even though I walk thru dark valleys and follow selfish ways, that doesn’t matter to you because you are God. You are the alpha and omega, the beginning and the end. You know my worries, my troubles, my tribulations, and my trials. You know it all and that’s why it is well with my soul, oh Lord.

Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, I proclaim in the name of Jesus over myself that you are true and that it is well.

Thank you for showing me what I asked today. This was above and beyond my expectation as always.

It is well with my soul Father. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

It is well.

Embrace

I just need to be blunt about this. Yes, life is about finding someone to spend it with but that’s not all life is about. Why is it that, a lot of writers pieces that I’ve been reading lately are about “how to” get your ex back, or “how to get make him fall in love with you”. Unless I am not looking in all the places, recently not a lot of people are talking about how to enjoy singleness. Yes, they talk about being alone, or even lonely if you want to go down that road but I’m talking about singleness strictly. Not in a “it’s complicated or friends with benefits, single as eating dinner for 1.

After reading that first paragraph you’re probably thinking, “yeah, this girl is definitely single.” You know what, that’s totally fine with me. Granted, this the Twenty-First century and our world has very different views on relationships these, however, chivalry is NOT dead. Call me old fashion.

I don’t want a “how to” book or blog to tell me what to do to find a relationship. It’s cliché because it is TRUE, that things happen when you least expect it. Have you ever heard of anything forced work out brilliantly… I haven’t. It’s like you’re in pool of sharp rocks with waves crashing on top of you, it’s going to be hell if it’s forced, it won’t work the way you want because it did not happen naturally. When you’re in an unhealthy relationship or relationship for that matter and never had a chance to experience the single life you are only hurting yourself later on and or in this present moment.

When you have that alone time; when you’re single, you get to learn so much about yourself, what you want in a significant other and so much about your own character. Not to mention, you get to do whatever you want, when you want and how late you want. If you don’t experience that how are you going to know how to handle being alone when you’re partner is busy for a couple of hours, days or heck even weeks. How are you going to handle not having your phone buzzing twenty-four-seven, how are you going to handle finding directions by yourself or even putting that necklace on for all my ladies out there. How?

I know it may look cute in the photos and from what they preach to you but honestly at the end of the day, don’t you like just spreading wide on your bed, alone without anyone else being there crowding your space? Of course I want that later on but right now, in my singleness I have so much to mature on, work on and learn on for myself. During your single years, being selfish is ok because you only have yourself to worry about. Stop worrying about how to get your ex back, they’re an ex for a reason. Stop forcing something that should not be forced if you want a lifetime commitment. Let nature take it’s course and if it’s meant to be. Embrace your single years; you never know if you’ll ever have that opportunity again.

xoxo,

BCD

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

Red rocks is a place that a lot of Coloradans, tourists, outdoorsy people, adventurous ones go to for a beautiful breathtaking view. You can get a hardcore work out done here, experience amazing ear throbbing concerts, embrace the beauty of what this state has to offer or for instance, the Denver skyline. Sometimes it’s really good to come here to clear your head and take a step back to realize how life really is not bad, it’s just a bad day. I love when nature or life can just spring onto you sights like this right when those negative thoughts start to clutter your brain, all you need is a magnificent to change your thoughts. Bringing yourself back to reality and realizing there’s more to life than school, a boyfriend, a girlfriend, popularity, having the most followers, having the most likes, having the most Facebook friends, all the money you could want and having the “perfect life”. Ask yourself, if tomorrow all your social media sites were deleted, your bank account zeroed, boyfriend/girlfriend was not relevent, and you were denied from every single school you applied too, how would you react? Would you world come crashing down? Would your identity be stripped? Would you not know what to do with yourself? What would you do? I would say all those “things” I just voiced are just simply things, they are earthly and don’t really have true meaning. You can truly find beauty in everything, it’s how you perceive the beauty in what you are looking at. Forget about all those earthly pointless life-sucking things and just go somewhere and breathe in the beauty of this world. Look up from that phone screen that you are looking at because you are bored; it’s a choice to be bored and you are choosing to be bored, there’s so much to do out in this gigantic world and you are choosing to turn your brain into a raisin. You can keep refreshing Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or any other social media site, however, you cannot refresh nature. Once it’s gone it’s gone. So get up, take a drive, walk, jog, bike ride to somewhere peaceful and look up.

xoxo,

BCD

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