Books and Springtime

It's finally starting to feel like Spring around here and I've been loving it!

I have the next couple of weeks before my Summer class starts up so I've been trying to make time for reading. It's been way too long since I've picked up a book!

During break I'm hoping to read Kiera Cass's The Selection trilogy. I've already read the first book, The Selection, and have a pretty good start on the second book, The Elite. Cass's writing is so addictive! I just can't seem to be able to put it down, so I don't think I'll have much trouble with finishing the trilogy over the next week or so. 

What are you reading?

A Hobby

It feels like more than just a hobby.
Reading, baking and quite possibly organizing too, now those feel like hobbies for me.
But painting and writing just feel like more.

More in the way with how they make me feel.
More present in the current moment.
More close to happiness.
More alive.

It's like my brain is able to clean out when my hands are dirtied with paint and ink.

When my passions are called hobbies it feels like someone saying my life is just one giant hobby. That I'm not really doing anything for real, but just to pass the time.

Not that I'm discrediting hobbies, I know they're important. It's just how do you break that mold of what holds a hobby and move it into an accepted career?

Maybe it only needs to be accepted by yourself.

Not only how do you convince others, but more importantly how do you convince yourself that it's worth it? Worth going off the path of a 'normal job' to pursue what you really love or at least love now.

It's like a need a definite answer to a question I don't think I'm ready to ask.
Not that it matters, since the only way to find the answer to that question is to make it to the end.

Do you have a hobby that feels like more than just a 'hobby' to you?

Coffee and Car Rides

I’m currently sitting outside under the shade of our awning listening to John Mayer’s voice croon out melodies with a backdrop of birds chirping from the nearby maple tree.

These past few weeks I’ve been fighting off quite a few different illnesses, one coming right after the other. I started feeling better again this morning; just in time too. The sun is out with only a few clouds dotting the sky. There’s just the right amount of wind that rustles the leaves and keeps the clouds moving; making the sun’s light go in and out. Offering shade just when I start to get too hot from the sun’s intense heat.

I spent my morning reading, followed by a visit to Starbucks and ride through the fields where the Farmer’s have started planting their crops. Little green wisps sprout from the prepped ground. It’s amazing to know that in a short time those little bits of green are going to be taller than me. That soon they’ll be strong enough to hold ears of corn and their stalks will create a barrier along the road as I drive by with the windows down and the music up.

Spring always makes me think about faith and spirituality. All this newness, all the green, all the life; how can I still pose a question?

“I am fearfully and wonderfully made”
Psalm 139:14

I’ve been seeing this quote/verse around a lot lately and usually just dismissed it, but after its hundredth appearance I decided to actually think about what it means. Whether my faith follows the book it came from or not, I think its meaning is amazingly powerful.

Anyway, on a blog note, I’ve been dreaming big about what this little blog can be. About ways it and I can grow together. There’s a possible name change in the works, however I want to be absolutely certain that rebranding is the road I want to take. I’ll keep you all posted and let you know before any changes occur. Not too much will change, there just will be more; more musings, more book posts, more crafty/artsy/diy posts, just more everything!

I’ve been trying too hard to find a ‘niche’ that my blog can fit into, but I’ve never really fit into a niche myself, so why should my blog? It’s going to help hold everything I already hold dear in my heart. I’m seriously so excited to start this new chapter for the blog!