Friday, November 5, 2010

favorite recent purchase.

brown mocs on sale at dsw. look like i'm wearing slippers, but so comfy i find it cute.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

what i want to remember.

i've been writing out this blog post all the way home. i just got back from hearing shauna niequist speak at ada bible and my mind has been buzzing the whole time. november 2 is a date i have been looking forward to for weeks. and it was even more than i anticipated it would be. while i should probably let the night percolate a little longer, there are a few things i'd like to remember in the meantime.

- so much more is possible for my life than i imagine for myself
- discipline is important and necessary. (this point has been driven home twice so far this week and it's only tuesday)
- life is bittersweet... not just this season.
- when you're in a creative job, you need to be able to draw on inspiration at any time... you can't just wait for it to hit you. to do this you need to be really careful about what you fill up your life with, what you allow yourself to take in. this means reading good books, surrounding yourself with great people... making sure your life is full of inspiration from many sources.
- i want to read: a moveable feast by hemingway... and more ruth reichl... and i should definitely start reading the help... i feel like i need some kind of retreat where i just go somewhere and read and pray.
- it's just becoming very apparent that it's really easy to sleepwalk through life. (it's also becoming apparent that i'm big on superlatives tonight)

... there's more to say. i'm sure i could go on and on. but there's a taco truck calling my name. (and it's not every day you can say that in GR, so i will answer)

Monday, November 1, 2010

and the world spins madly on...

tonight i saw the weepies in concert at calvin. while i had been anticipating the show for weeks, i didn't expect it to be such an emotional experience. it's hard to put into words why, but i found myself tearing up before every song. (sadly, i only got to see about 1/3 or 1/2 the show- however i was grateful to take part in the artist's conversation after the show as well.) calvin brings amazing artists into grand rapids and we are truly blessed to experience shows of this caliber. the respect they have for music is contagious. i especially loved what ken had to say in preface to the artist's convo. i highly recommend you seek out future conversations/concerts at calvin.

the weepies have been a favorite of mine since discovering them in this post by ali edwards back in 2005. and so for nearly 5 years now they have been a part of the soundtrack of my life. listening to them live tonight was like reliving so many stories. it was pure joy to experience the music, the art, the life of these two talented people... i didn't know how badly i had been waiting for this opportunity, but i'm so grateful for it.

i will not forget how fast i walked to make it to as much of this as i could. i won't forget laughing past the point of hysterics at the kid who was viewing a slideshow of best dressed celebs during the conversation with the artists. just when i thought i could do the laugh silently and rock back and forth thing, elicia rocked against me and i snorted so loud i expected everyone to turn and stare. oh the good times. God is good and He has greatly blessed my life.