I hope you've all had the merriest of holidays and are stuffed full of chocolates and candy canes and other goodies galore!

I am sorry i have been gone away for so long. Like a few other ladies around here, I am starting to consider switching over to a Tumblr. It has just been a thought swimming around my head lately, as I seem to never have the time to put in to a full blog post, especially since my last term of school is near-four more months and I am graduated and free of college!

After that I am not sure what I will do. Everything is wide open I suppose, and I would really like to travel the world, work here-and-there, take photographs and write.

I've been trying to focus on being happy alone lately: writing, reading, taking pictures, dancing, going out with new friends. I've really started to come out of my shell over the past two years I have been in college, and I think that if that is the only thing I take away from the experience, then I think it was life-changing. I may not end up 'using' my diploma, but I am just now realizing how much I have truly learned and changed because of the experience.

I never, ever thought that I could even semi-escape my nerves, my anxiety and my extreme shyness, but here I am, and I am happy. I am still working on it every day, but I am just a tad more hopeful.

I am still a silly romantic, waiting and wishing for Love, and when it does come (for I know in my heart of hearts that it will), I hope that I am truly happy and in love with myself first and foremost.

I have faith that my life will take me in the direction that I am meant to go, and I am working to make every day more magical.

There is a big world out there to hold and embrace and run free with. Know that things get better, and that you are not alone.

Hold your magic in your heart and never let it go.




Julia said...

oh, darling, your photos are beautiful. especially that first one.

E said...

I am so happy for you! It is true that the greatest lessons are learned in life not necessarily in school. With that attitude you will go far. <3
It is funny how I have been thinking about the same things in my life.

~Abby~ said...

I am glad you have came out of your shell some! It really will help you find your true love. ♥
Have a Happy New Years! :)


Sarah said...

these are gorgeous gorgeous words coming from your heart of hearts. and it's great that you've come to terms with all of these. it's taking one step at a time, after all. :)

i am having faith and believing that things will get better as well. have a good 2011 darling, and you've got a beautiful tumblr account! xo.

Şenay Céline said...

oh these photos are so lovely!
And gosh what inspiring words! Deeply effective on one's thoughts! You made me realize how much i have changed too..And you made me realize so many other important things about life and myself as well.I'm truely impressed!

Betsey said...

such a beautiful post!

Poppy said...

Such beautiful photos, such a truthful post, beautiful.

Jade said...

I really love your blog. It contains such gentle elegance. And your words are wonderfully mature. Overcoming shyness can be a slow process (I'm still in the process of it)... I am happy to know that you are happy. Keep writing and doing what brings a smile to your face. :)

Grace said...

That was a very inspiring post:) I am sure you will one day find what you are looking for if you just keep on hoping you will

mckenzie. said...

This is a lovely insight into your life, dear! I hope you are well. xx