Jun 1, 2014

"courage, dear heart." summer manifesto.

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“I love the idea of the big life - the life that matters, the life that makes a difference. The life where stuff happens, where people take action. The opposite of the life where the girl can't even speak to the boy she likes; the opposite of the life where the friends aren't even good friends, and lots of days are wasted away feeling bored and kind of okay, like nothing matters much.” E. Lockhart 
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I love the idea of a life where //
++ they don't make you feel guilty to love freely and passionately
++ no one scoffs, when one decides to live vivaciously
++ i don't feel rushed to show up for life 
++ fear doesn't get in the way of reaching out to people
++ mornings aren't lazy, but stimulated with dewy sunrises and overflowing with His grace 
++ days mean something; and things are accomplished
++ fear doesn't get in the way of pursuing 
++ capturing life vs. living life simply for status updates
++ living not for the past that you will always regret or a worried future that may never come to pass - but in present timing. 
++ [spontaneous] adventures happen

where "courage, dear heart" fuels our decisions to be fully alive. 
this is summer 2014. and this is where life finally begins. 
happy june! 
postscript // first attempts at freelancing. :) 


  1. i dig the word courage - trying to be better at it. really.

  2. Those photos...oh, my. So gorgeous.

  3. I love everything about this post, especially the bit about capturing life vs. living life for a status update.

    decked out in ruffles

  4. oh this is too lovely, m'dear. everything you said is what has been echoing in my own heart lately. yes. especially the part about living life, not just capturing moments for status updates. i agree 100000%. you are so wise, darling, and you put everything so beautifully.

    AND OH MY GOSH. *jaw drops open* YOUR FREELENS SHOTS!! (x100) so so so lovely, m'dear! you are so talented. ;) please don't ever stop blogging - i will lose my favorite blog (and blogger). ;) love you bunches n' bunches. <3 <3

  5. your free lens shots are GAHH so amazing (brb I need to hang them on my wall). and this post? simply exquisite.

  6. that was really inspirational and the photos are divine! Thanks for sharing!

  7. this is the best summer manifesto i've ever read. and seriously your freelensing shots.. GAH. they are absolutely dreamy!