An incredibly talented and humble woman. I hope to be able to meet her and learn from her one day.
Q: What kind of legacy do you hope to leave?
A: Like I said before: “Faithfulness over success.”
How do I say this? I feel like there are so many things I think about all the time. I want to be the best steward possible of what I’ve been given and not waste time. I want the people who are in my life and who I encounter to feel like they’ve really been taken care of, loved well, and considered. I want to leave a legacy of thanksgiving—of thankfulness.
And there’s a difference between loving people in general and loving people when it gets hard; or loving people who aren’t like you. Sometimes the most loving thing is talking about the hard stuff or challenging each other. It’s not just the fluffy feelings; it’s like, let’s do this together in a real way where we’re tangibly seeking the best for each other. I may have been given a gift or talent, but in the end, I want to sincerely, genuinely love people well.
My good friends, Hannah and Jeremiah, are like the sun. As individuals they are quirky and beautiful in their own ways, but as a couple they are like the sun. They draw in people and shine their love, creativity, vision for beauty and dreams upon them. I want to (selfishly) keep them with me all the time.
In the past 6 days I’ve felt more like my old self than I have in a long time. Having kindred spirits nearby is inspiring, revitalizing, necessary. They reminded me what it was like to journal and to create beautiful things just for the sake of doing it.
Remember when you were a dreamer?
Remember when you listened to the silence and was moved by stillness? Remember when impatience wasn’t your default emotion and skepticism wasn’t your fallback?
I miss the sun.