Monday, February 27, 2012

dear journal



(2.27.12) spending time with anna yesterday was a good time. you know it's funny we sometimes don't realize the good time that we're having until it's over. maybe that's why people look back when they are older and say "those were the good old days." in reality, the "good old days" are right now. why do I have to look at a picture after the memory is already past to realize that? maybe i'm so caught up in looking for what fun i'm gonna do next that I completely miss what special time is going on right now. you know a lot of people want to grow up and move on to something bigger and better... they want to do whatever is next now. they want to turn sixteen so they can get their license. they want to turn eighteen so they can move out. they want to turn twenty-one because that's when they will graduate from college. honestly, i am glad i'm where i am right now. i am loving this time of my life. if i'm constantly in the future, i wouldn't be like that. so look at the pictures and enjoy reliving the memories, but don't miss the moments made right now.



{give + aways}
....goodbye, yellow brick road
much love, illy

32 comments:

Elisha(: said...

I love love love this buddy.<3

Dearest Lou said...

Very cute pictures girly! Be sure to enter the giveaway I'm hosting on my blog<3

xo

Cecilia

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Mrs. Darcy said...

Excellent post-very insightful! I wish I had had this advice when I was your age:)

Thank you for your kind words:)

Breanne said...

wow, memory, that's it! thank you! my parents and i had a long talk last night about me getting a part time job, and you just confirmed what they said!

mistergandme said...

you're wise beyond your years! such a cute post! have a great week!!!

ashley
http://www.mistergandmecrafts.blogspot.com

Purposely at Home said...

i was so totally not looking at the camera in that last pic. :) amazing post, sissy.

xo
purposelyathome.blogspot.com

marie said...

Oh you are so smart. If only I would have realized that sooner.

ElleSee said...

Good for you! I don't know how many times I wished for certain moments in my life while I was younger, and now those moments are long gone and I often wish for them back. Enjoy your time, Memory :)

Kelly said...

I love this! I used to long for the future. Then when that future came, something new would take its place. While it's okay to daydream, I've learned it's more important to make the most of the time you're living now :) I just wish I would've realized this when I was younger!

Sierra said...

I can get that I'm at a great time right now...but it can be hard to accept it sometimes... God and logic are still trying to get through to me :P Sierra
Keep Growing Beautiful♥ (Cause You Are!)

Magical Day Dream said...

So true. But I also think living 'now' is one of the big challenges of life. There is always so much more 'stuff happening' in the time before and after, that sometimes we overlook this tiny little moment we have now..

Rolled Up Pretty said...

It's so true! Times that didn't seem that fun in the moment ALWAYS seem better after the fact huh?

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Mr. Taylor and his Lady said...

so cute! i love these little journal entries. and taking pictures to capture memories is just the best :)
xo TJ

Clara Turbay said...

Cute.

Vicki said...

So true! My sister keeps saying, "Vicki's 18 now. Soon she's gonna get a job and move out into her own apartment, then she's going to find a boy and get married, and then she'll be having lots of kids." She's got my whole life planned for me (and my whole family knows it, since she's told everyone who'll listen, haha)! It makes me go, Whoa! Slow down!
The Bible tells us not to worry about the future, that it's foolish and sinful, not to mention stressful! According to my sister, I'm practically a mother now! Sooo...I try to keep my focus on what's important now, and face the other obstacles when they arise.

Ummm...this has got to be my longest comment ever! Lol!

Cute pics, btw!

~Vicki
deckedoutinruffles.blogspot.com

kaitlin {anna+agnes} said...

ah, very well said, memory! I feel like I do this all the time too, sometimes it's hard to enjoy things in the moment. Thanks for the reminder!

<3 ka-chow!

jordan elizabeth. said...

you, my dear, are a fantastic writer, and i am so happy that you found my blog because it means that I FOUND YOURS.

what a gem?!

i can't wait to read more of your sweet stories.

Yara Simón said...

That's good life advice. =]

Allison Taylor said...

I know that feeling where you don't realize how amazing something was until its gone (temporarily or permanently). Kind of like you said, I couldn't WAIT to move out when I was eighteen, but now that I'm 14 hours away from home... I'm realizing how fantastic my home and town was. Thanks for reminding me to live in the moment!

Courtney B said...

You always have the BEST stories to share :)
And seriously... can I come play? How FUN!

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

You're so wise Memory!

Cait Emma said...

anna is so cute - whata great weekend!

Mongs said...

you're so right. Why didn't I think of that. Let's change it to good new days! You're always so positive and thought provoking!

mongs
mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

Elle Sees said...

Enjoy right now....so true!

Summer-Raye said...

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Summer-Raye said...

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Kristie said...

I tagged you, Memory! Read about it here: www.every-day-me.blogspot.com

Hope you cann do it!

<3 Kristie

Sarah said...

Cute pictures!!!!

btw, I tagged you in a post!!

http://forevergodsprincess.blogspot.com/2012/03/ive-been-tagged.html

God bless!! :)

Charlotte said...

I do this.. look back and think 'aw, those were good days' when at the time i was probably thinking 'this is crap, I can't wait to do this this and this'

At least its not just me!


http://charlottesweb-blog.blogspot.com/

Abby said...

Adorable! Love your blog! :)
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Anonymous said...

lower case is totally in right now!!!
u go girl