{BEACH PICS} || recent stuffs & feels + learning not to push my own limits

Monday, July 24, 2017

R E C E N T   L I F E - N E S S  +  F E E L S   I N   N O   P A R T I C U L A R   O R D E R  -

my first kayaking trip (note: bring snacks + water next time). gma and gpa visiting. blueberry donuts. long car rides + cramming all the luggage on the car floor. waves splashing. taking lots of photos. foggy skies. new camera card = new possibilities. discovering 'rogue one' on netflix (will be watching this again soon!!). going to the library to plan new teen events. early morning rising. working at the CSA. walking a total of 600+ steps to get to the beach. all-you-can-fill frozen yogurt (get cookies and cream it's ammaazinngg). falling asleep in the car ride home against gpa's shoulder. new shoes. wading in the water. ice cream. mozzarella cheese sticks. watching 'the finest hours' again. snuggling with 5 yr. old sis on the couch. barefeet + walking on the beach. falling asleep with your bedroom light on. extreme nerf wars. talking about photography with my gpa. almost being done with our house redo. baking bread. frizzy beach hair. hugs. lots of hugs. saying goodbye. "it's the hardest part. the leaving." as my gpa said yesterday. being busy. learning to be more patient with myself and my limits. striving/learning to crave Jesus and His word more. enjoying every moment. living life. <33

what are some things God had been teaching/bringing to you lately?
what's up guys?? tell me what you have been up to! <33

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  1. These are beautiful pictures!! And all those things you listed are so wonderful, just reading them gives me a happy-sigh feeling :)
    Lately, I've come to realize how much my friends mean to me. How much I really love them and how amazing they are. I know that sounds like a no-brainer, but up until just these last few months, I've felt like I don't have enough good friends. That I was lacking in my social circle (call me discontent, that's what I was), but God has just been showing me that they are treasures that I need to nurture and love. I don't deserve such amazing people in my life, and that has really been showering on me a feeling that is so pure and wonderful.
    Thanks for writing :))

    Jazzy @ http://thrivinghope.blogspot.com

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    1. aww, thank you!! i'm so glad <33

      yes, friends can be pretty amazing, can't they?? sometimes you can feel that way, but if you give your friendship a little push it can often deepen a lot. totally agreed, and that's so awesome, Jazzy! <33

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  2. Love the pictures!!! :D

    littlebitofsunshineweb.wordpress.com

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  3. Gorgeous!! I'm super impressed with your overall blog aesthetic and the loveliness of your posts. This one was curiously like poetry.

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    1. thanks, Olivia! it was a completely different sort of post than I normal write - it just came out of nowhere, I suppose. life has been so busy and full of so many feels that it's hard to explain it sometimes. I think this covered it rather well, though. XD ohh really?? hahaa, that's remarkable, considering I'm normally not a poet xP XD thank you! <33

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  4. I love this long list of amazing and fun looking stuff. I'm jealous (;

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    1. lol it has been fun. i hope you are enjoying your summer to the fullest as well!! <33

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  5. YOUR PHOTOS ARE SO PRETTY OMGNS. Your summer sounds like it's been beautiful so far!

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    1. GAH OMW THANK YOU *melts* it really has - once I prioritized all my 'stuff' it's been a lot better - although I do find myself trying to juggle it all again sometimes. whoops xP XD

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  6. This is beautiful. The photos, the words, the love. Grandparents are amazing. And the ocean just makes you see how BIG it all is. How great and powerful GOD is, and how small we are, but love is so great and so we aren't so small after all.
    God bless, Sare.
    -Ang | thepeculiarmessenger.wordpress.com

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    1. aw, thats so sweet of you to say, Angela <33 agreeeeeddd. I hadn't seen them in forever, it was hard to say goodbye. SO agreed, it's sooo amazing and such a powerful, overwhelming feeling <33

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  7. These pictures, though. *sighs happily* I'm not even a beach person, but there's something about these pictures that's just peaceful and soothing and summery. <333

    OKAY BUT I LOVED THIS POST. This was so lovely and it brought me all the happy feels that I needed to destress. YOU ROCK GIRL.

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    1. *sighs happy with you cuz it was amazing* whaaa? how can you not be?? you poor human hahaa. aww, thank you - I love it when I get the same feeling from other peoples posts, i'm glad I was able to give it to you AND STOP STRESSING, MARY OKAY?? *sends chocolate and pizza*

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  8. Aw, the beach! I keep seeing people on Blogger and Facebook post pictures and I'm getting so jealous! I've traveled quite a bit in my life but somehow never have managed to see an ocean! Looks and sounds like you've had such a lovely time.

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    1. hahaa, the beach does give a lovely summery feel, doesn't it?? whaaa? that's really sad, it's SO amazing and when you look at it, there's just no feeling that can describe it so you have to go some time!! I really, have - thanks, Arnica! <33

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  9. This is a really cool way to write a blog post. Gorgeous photos!

    Nabila | Hot Town Cool Girl

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    1. haha, it just wanted to be written that way, so I went with it. thank you, Nabila! <3

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  10. Those pictures are gorgeous, Sarah! Makes me want to go to the beach again. :) Can I just say how much I love this post? The way you wrote it just made me feel happy! I can't even explain it... But, whatever you did, I loved it! You have a beautiful blog. I will definitely be back! :)
    -Emma Grace
    realandofficialmatters.wordpress.com
    P.S I'm commenting anonymously because it's the only way for me to comment on a blogger site without me making a special account... Sorry about that! :)

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    1. hello, Emma! thank you so much and yaaasss you should go see the beach again it's aaamaazzing. omw you are so sweet, it seriously makes my day when you guys say stuff like that <33 I'm so glad! thank you for commenting, it makes blogging all worth it <33

      oh, no worries - I just love seeing your comments! <33

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    2. Yeah, I want to! But, *cough cough* we just went like, 2 months ago! Oh well. :)

      Aww! I'm so glad. I like making people happy! :) Have a wonderful week! (Or what's left of it...;))
      -Emma

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  11. Such beautiful pictures! I miss the water and the waves so much right now <33

    God's been giving me a major trust-test right now. Isaiah 43:18-19 has been my anthem: "Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert."

    audrey caylin

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    1. *also misses them* it's so gorgeous and sad when you have to leave xP

      aw, yes, I understand that. I think being an INFJ personality type might have something to do with that also? it's hard to trust sometimes, or when you do it's hard not to take it back and try and wing it on your own. xP that is an amazing verse, thanks for sharing it, Audrey! I'll be praying for you <33

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  12. YOU SHOULD PUT TOGETHER A PHOTOGRAPHY TUTORIAL/COURSE. (I neeeed it.) Also wow you've been busy- visiting grandparents?

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    1. OKAY BUT WHY WOULD I TELL YOU ALL OF MY SECRETS?? haha really tho, just borrow your moms camera and experiment. get a hang of Aperture, ISO, and Shutter speed and you are basically set XD (but okay maybe I'll do a tutorial sometime k) yeeessss so much busy XD

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  13. I love posts like this. <3
    What I have been working on is closer to the Lord lately... my relationship with Him has not been what I'd like it to be. And it seems he has been working on my trust when it comes to his plan for my life... when I acknowledge my surrender, it feels like I am falling, I am helpless; I have no control over anything and I try to get it back. But then I realize I never had any control over any of it- that the 'control' I had once had over my life had been imaginary. Its so true. God is in control. And we, the teeny little humans, can not get in God's way at all. We're in his story and he'll do what he thinks is best for us.
    my favorite way to think of God is The Great Storyteller, and we humans merely the characters.

    Lately what I have been doing mostly is blogging and stalking other blogs (including yours ;), and reading and dreaming up a new story.

    I love your blog!!
    ~Kendra Lynne https://talesfromanidealist.wordpress.com

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    1. aww, thank you, Kendra! aww, so same. I've been re-prioritizing lately and feeling similar. it's hard to be patient and wait sometimes, and feel like you don't know what you are supposed to be doing. we just have to be content, do all for Christ and be ready. which is harder than it sounds. xP so true, we just need to stop fighting for the controls and let God guide our lives cuz He has the better plan <33

      hahaa, well I'm glad you've come out of stalker-mode for a bit! I love reading your comments, it makes blogging even more worth it for me. oohhh dreaming up a new story?? sounds exciting!! thank you SO much for commenting, Kendra, it seriously made my day <33

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    2. I was happy to be able to comment!! It wasn't working when I tried to use my WordPress account, and I finally made a Blogger profile. *checks it off on list* :D

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    3. And oops! I meant getting closer to the Lord. Accidently left the word 'getting' out. :o

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  14. The beach! <3 And that last pic- that looks like a cool place!
    Sounds like some great times! :)

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    1. ikr? it's so amazing there. I hope your summer has been great, Natasha! <33

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    2. It's been good... but it's about to get awesome because my aunt and uncle + cousins are coming!!! =D

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  15. Aww this was a really sweet post!! <3
    LOVE beach photos. always. xx
    Who is in the fifth picture?
    And I totally agree with Jonathan! It would be so cool if you did a photography tutorial. I would love love to see your process!!
    Happy summer. <3

    Sophy of lantern-in-her-hand.blogspot.com

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    1. so agreed - beach photos are soooo inspiring and just lovely. being there is way better tho XD that's my oldest sis, Ju and my grandma XD wellll, I honestly don't know how much of a "process" I actually have, but I might do it at some point xD thank you and same! <33

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  16. Oh and oh my gosh you and julia are soo cute. <3 Your hair is getting so long!!

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    1. aawwwee thank you!! really?? I was thinking of trimming it, but I guess I don't think of it as long since I cut 12 inches off a couple months ago haha XD

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  17. AWHHH. Pretty words and pretty pictures and beautiful memories and I could just hug this post. You basically captured the epitome of summer, girl. :')

    katie grace
    a writer's faith

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    1. eeeepppp *hugs you* thank you!! (but shhh SUMMER SHALL NEVER END - or it wouldn't if I had anything to say about it xP XD)

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  18. love love love these pictures <333 makes me want to go the beach :)) it doesn't look like it was that crowded there? that's like...so awesome. The only thing I hate about going to the beach in the summer is that there are like 1894398934 people there and I'm like I CAME FOR THE PEACE AND QUIET. xD

    loved this post!!

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    1. yussss, go to the beach it's the bestest. nope - we have a lot of more private beaches that aren't normally too busy. we were also there earlier in the morning so we only had one group of people to the left of us. so agreed - it's so annoying when you go to the beach and it's crowded with people *is introverted* xD YUS beaches are so peaceful and serene <33 thank you!!

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  19. that whole list is pure awesomeness girl! <3
    AND THOSE BEACH PICS omw i need to go to the beach. Where was that?
    I so love this post! <3 <3
    paige xx

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    1. eeeep thanks!! the beach is totally awesome. have you been to one before?? there's nothing like it XD aw, thanks!

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  20. Your pics are so beautiful! It's been forever since we've been to the beach. We're just so afraid of sharks, and last time we went, my mom was stung by a jellyfish. (Don't worry, she's fine now.) I'd love to go again, though. We all had such an amazing time. XD

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    1. thank you!! ohhh wow, yeah, sharks are freaky. xP it is totally worth it tho, just crazy how close to shore those things will go!

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  21. So so gorgeous! I love these. I also love how the ocean has different moods-- one day will be layered, calm waves.. the next, moody walls of water throwing tantrums on the shore. You look like you had loads of fun :D
    xx
    steph

    strictlystephanie.blogspot.com

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    1. *melts* thaannnkkyyooouuu. so same - it's crazy how fast it can change, but pretty amazing. I totally did, thanks! hope you are having a lovely summer <33

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