Rivers and Roads

As I write this, I'm sitting in a hot mess of a room; clothes piled up in stretched out and rumpled black trash bags; boxes of knick knacks and breakables padded down with pajamas and socks. Maybe I shouldn't be writing a post now and I should be continuing the packing process. But all I can think is I need a bit of a break and writing this post with The Head and the Heart playing softly from my speakers may do just the trick.

Tomorrow I leave for Seattle, Washington! The past night and all of today I've had this twisting feeling in my stomach and all I can think is, everything is changing. Last night I finally feel like I realized that I'm leaving tomorrow and that in some way or another, things won't be stay the same. In all honestly, I feel ready for things to shake up; for this normalcy to be given a jolt. I think since I've gained the mindset that yes, I'm leaving and moving on to the next step of my life, I've realized that life is so complex. Up until this point, I mostly have thought about life in increments. "Right now I'm doing this; next year there is a potential for me to do this"... I think it's crazy that we forget that there is so much more to our lives than the immediate next step. When I think about it this different way, I automatically get excited for my future. There's a bubbling in my stomach because I know that God has such great plans for me and I have so much to look forward to! Of course thinking about the future also gives me a lot of worries and concerns (which is generally why people stick to thinking in the present), but I think if you hold on to that attitude that things are going to turn out well, then it is easier to think about the future.

Anyway, the next time you hear from me, I will be in my new home, starting school and hopefully settling in. For now, please pray for safe travels for me and my family as we drive twelve hours up the coast tomorrow. And of course, thank you so much for reading and for your continual support and kindness! ♥ See you in Seattle!


  1. You've got the best mindset about this, girl. It's scary to do something new, but you've got so many directions and possibilities in your future, and that is a beautiful and exciting thing. You will be GREAT. Party rock in Seattle for me gurl <3

  2. you are so pretty! i saw your pic on instagram and that's exactly what my situation looks like every time i move, which is a lot. i think you'll enjoy seattle! i hear it's a beautiful place ready for adventure

    pandaphilia style

  3. A goo way to think about things. Good luck packing and moving (even if they are just the "next step" and not bi picture.)

  4. Good luck! You'll do great :)

    xo Jennifer


  5. You are going to have a blast! So much in store! Good luck!


  6. you look sooo much like your mama in that photo.

    safe travels and good luck on your new adventure!

  7. Can't wait for you to move on over here! I hope you won't get the blues cause of all the grey skies we have, but I know you'll make the best of it!

  8. Woo! You can do this! You're going to have tons of fun at college. Good luck with the packing and moving process.

  9. You're gonna take over Seattle like no one's business. Have fun and tell us everything!

  10. GURL YOU GOT THIS. Don't let anything take your positivity away from you. You've been so mentally prepared for this, so the rest should come pretty easily. :) Have a safe trip!

  11. I love that song so much so sad and romantic. Here is nother good one for you to listen to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ig65hl9XAZs

  12. Ack I am so so excited for you! I can't believe I've already been in school for a whole month. The time really does fly by, but it also feels like I've been here forever. Get ready for some major fun and major growth. It's such a blast.

  13. good luck on the move. i remember feeling the exact same way <3

    Steffys Pros and Cons

  14. Elanor, you're going to do awesome in college :) I can totally remember that weird feeling of leaving - even though I only moved half an hour from home to go to school, there was such a feeling of change. But college is super fun, trust me! I pray everything starts out well for you :)


  15. Good Luck on your new chapter in life! I can identify as I am actually moving out of the old country farm and into the city life for an job at an engineering firm.... it only took 25 years to get my butt moving! haha. Cheers to exciting new endeavors!


  16. your blog is so wonderful! your hair is extremely cute too.

    lindsey louise


  17. Eeeep! How exciting! Hoping you're just about settled and enjoying all the crazy and new experiences. Can't wait till you're up and posting again.

    Good luck!

    x The Pretty Secrets


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