Just a girl figuring out life - using the power of the written word to share with the world the truth of living with a Military father, Homesteading, Loneliness and the true beauty of the simple act of Living.
I have been soaking in these true fall days - where the day is crisp, golden and bright. Oh the delights! Jack Frost has trailed his Intricate designs, and autumn has danced behind, her laughter the sweetest sound of the wind catching gold, ruby and butter yellow leaves.
The mind is a funny place - it can be your greatest friend or your strongest enemy. What comes after - when you mind has been the only place of truth and certainty, yet turns on your like a viper, poisoning your life and slowly eating away at what makes you, you.
I believe sustainable fashion has become a trend, more than anything. Don’t get me wrong, I am not complaining. Even if it is a trend, there is still a growing awareness of the detriment of fast fashion, supporting unethical brands and not being at all aware of the impact that fast fashion has. But, it is more than just being sustainable – it is about being intentional with everything we consume. Let’s face it, we live in a world of consumerism and it is so easy to fall into the trap of more.
Jolene, Jolene, jolene, jolene, That song quickly became the bane of my families existence. I felt no shame in blasting it as loud as I possibly could from my little clock speaker, singing my little heart out.
The sounds of summer are coalescing around me. They have always felt the same to me. Hot and oppressive, full of shouting and sorrow, fear.
There was always a warm and thoughtful smile upon her face. Her voice was calm and low. When that voice was raised, you know that you have tugged at a very patient woman and you have crossed a line. When that voice was raised, I could sometimes imagine the very earth may have trembled in fear of her anger.