SPU: Round Two

Hello! Since last posting, I've returned to Seattle & back to school at SPU. As of today, I have been here a week and am finding myself settling in just fine. This year I am a sophomore and it's interesting to witness how things are different this time around. If nothing else, I can tell that I am certainly more confident in myself and where I am. I have a group of wonderful friends and a pool of aquaintences whom I want to get to know better this year -- and already things are moving! This year I strive to know people better and to really build those significant relationships. I want to remember why I started; why I'm here and what I'm supposed to do with my time. My two art classes are motivating me to do more art, which I am loving, and just being back in Seattle is so inspiring on it's own.

Lately my friends and I have been pondering over this past summer and wondering how much we have all changed since last year. I can definitely detect shifts in everybody... and I wonder, have I changed too? I'm sure I have. A lot can happen in a year (and it did!). When I take a step back and objectively take a look at myself and the past year, I admire the process. It gives me hope for the future when I see how everything has turned out thus far, yah know? It's all a matter of trusting, I think. On Wednesday, Rachael and I went to Group, which is a weekly music worship service on campus. There was a break in the middle of the worship for a time to pray about whatever is resting heavy on your heart, and ironically, Rachael and I both prayed about trust. Trusting ourselves, others, and most importantly, God. I think it's one of the most difficult things, but if you can fully do it, then I think it's extremely freeing. Cuz then what's there left to worry about?

For my own pleasure, here's a list of things that I'm enjoying right now: walks to Fremont along the canal & over the Fremont Bridge, watching the leaves change, having late night conversations with Rachael about everything, meeting the new freshman & new faces at SPU, making coffee at 9pm (currently what's happening, holla), driving to Beth's at 1am to eat hash browns with a group of awkward & wonderful kids, decorating my dorm room to the tee with lovely paper products, plants, and Christmas lights, and in general, being who I want & not really caring. The gist: I am happy and I feel so blessed to be able to say that. xx
currently listening to // the weeknd - kiss land


  1. There is no better feeling than trusting God, your worries stop and you feel happy.

  2. I'm so jealous of your Seattle adventures, they sound so lovely and these pictures are really neat. Thanks for sharing that you prayed about trust - I've never thought to pray for that before but it's really a great idea and so true.

  3. I'm glad you are settling in. I am incredibly jealous you are in Seattle. I'm a few years away from that myself; I'll just have to live vicariously through your gorgeous pictures.

    It's hard to see how much you have changed compared to watching your friends change right before your eyes. I always feel like I've been the same person since High School but when I take a step back, or reread some of what I've written, it's glaringly obvious how much I have changed. It's nice to know that I have changed through everything that's happened, even if I don't feel it.

    Tightrope to the Sun

  4. Lovely post - so happy you are YOU! Great pic of you and Kenneth/Alex!! xoxo

  5. This is so beautiful and inspiring! It makes me want to strive just as you are to be more confident in the person I am evolving to be, but also to be more trusting to God and therefore less worried about things. Also, it makes me want to ditch the East Coast and explore Seattle :)

  6. I seriously miss Seattle SO much reading your blog. Ugh!!! It's hurting my heart a lot. I can't wait to come back and explore with you again!

  7. your posts make me miss seattle, too! and lovely written piece. i think everyone changes continuously, at least, that's what i hope! every experience adds a bit.
    xo, cheyenne


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