Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Adventures + stillness

Airport adventures. Independence. Needing help while trying to be independent. First hugs. Campfire mochas. Antique stores. Out to lunch. Spontaneously turning on London street. Photo shooting by Lake Superior. Movies. Junk Food. Giggling. Giggling more. Mini session family shoots. Hikes + picnics. More photo shoots. More coffee. More giggling. Car time. Shooting a wedding for 8+ hours. Learning life lessons. Staying in our own hotel room. Spontaneous Wal-Mart runs. Ice cream+sweets+chips+a movie. Quiet (or not so quiet) time in Caribou.  Olive Garden. Barnes and Noble. Love letter dropping in Barnes and Noble. Farewells.

That, in one conglomerated paragraph, was my weekend. Best weekend of the summer. This girl. She's gold, I tell you. Within twenty seconds of meeting her, I felt like I'd known her my whole life. Among other things, this trip consisted primarily of adventure. We drove without directions or a GPS and turned wherever we felt up to it. Sometimes it brought us where we wanted, and other times not, but either way it was an adventure.

As you can tell, right now I'm not feeling super wordy. I feel burnt out on blogging, and I don't want that to be the case. But the truth is, I need some time just to live life. Away from the internet. Away from distractions and obligations. I want to live fully and freely and just soak in life for a while. There are letters I want to write and drawings I want to draw. I'd love to talk to my brother at college and sit down and read a book for once. Which is why I'm going to take a little blogging break. I may take a total internet break, too. Just a little time off to refresh myself and enjoy life without trying to preserve it for the rest of the world. I don't know when I'll be back-- maybe two weeks or so (in time for my blogging re-start one-year anniversary).

In the mean time, can I make a suggestion? How about you join me for a day. Just for one day, turn off your computer-- no Facebook, no email, no blog or pinterest. I promise that the world will keep spinning. Just get away for a little bit and go sit under a tree, spill out your thoughts on paper, pray about them. Pray for your school year. For that person you know who's hurting. Color a princess coloring sheet, slap some watercolor on a piece of paper. Just be still. Then come back in a while and tell me how it felt. :)

Over and out,


  1. lindsey, that last paragraph brought a tear to my eye. i can't say amen enough. i'm totally doing what you said.

  2. You're so wonderful! Really.
    I'm taking a blog break right now, its been great. ^_^
    and you know whats weird?! Just yesterday I was thinking about taking a one day vaca from everything internet or tv related and doing the exact things you said in that last paragraph! great minds think alike! ;)

  3. That's beautiful.
    I went to the beach with my best friend (and our families) a couple weeks ago, and oddly enough, the wi-fi was broken in the house we were staying in. Our house was in a quiet little subdivision about 15 minutes from the ocean.

    We spent most of the time playing board games, or reading books, or watching movies together. Staying up late talking, and getting up early and having devotions together.
    It was really one of the most relaxing vacations I've ever been on, and I honestly think a big part of that was the lack of internet access.

  4. This is just wonderful. I know a big problem is that we are so dependent on the internet and other electronics. Lovely post x

  5. thanks for the suggestion, which I think I may do.


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