"Everything might scatter. You might be right. I suppose it's something we can't easily get away from. People need to feel they belong. To a nation, to a race. Otherwise, who knows what might happen? This civilisation of ours, perhaps it'll just collapse. And everything scatter, as you put it."
Kazuo Ishiguro, When We Were Orphans
can we get real for a second? Life after high school is so weird, and I mean it in the best way possible. Looking back from a year ago, I thought I had it ALL figured out. My life was completely planned out and it's so crazy that 17/18 year old kids are expected to get their lives together and make these tough decisions without any real worldly experiences. My plans were 4 years of college, owning my own business, settling down, basically the whole works. Life was going to be perfect. I WANTED THIS SO BAD. I wanted it so badly that I didn't even see it when God was telling me I was going to hate society's version of life until it all blew up in my face. God threw my plans out the window, and you know what? I'm so very glad he did. Because I hated college. I can be successful and *gasp* HAPPY without a boyfriend. My own plan made me so miserable, and escaping it has made me reassess my goals and my faith, and has brought me closer to Jesus than I ever could have imagined, and because of that my life is so much better. It can be scary not having a plan anymore, but God's plan is so much better than our own, and I'm learning that still one day at a time. So message of the day: Let Go and Let God. He will take care of you, you just gotta have faith. #letgoandletgod // (03.30.17)
The perfect beach vacation accessories! Flat lay representing my dream vacation to The Philippines -- just look at that water on the cover of @internationaltraveller 😍 Entering the @latitude_fs #Pic2Fly contest to win a 10k dream holiday!
This sunny weather has me dreaming of being back in Cambridge instead of stuck behind a computer screen!
There’s really nothing quite like punting down the river in Cambridge with a glass of wine in hand, soaking up some sun and cruising past handsome academics whilst learning a thing or two about its interesting history. If you’re desperate for a little escape from things, even if just for a day, hop on the train to Cambridge and pray for sunshine. Read about what we got up to, and about our stay at @thevarsityhotel 👉🏻 follow the link in my bio 👆🏻 #tbt#throwbackthursday
Shooting with a Holga is one of the most freeing experiences I've ever had in photography. The images you get won't be anywhere near close to perfect. That's the beauty of the camera. I feel that once I'm separated from the technical aspect of a camera I get some of my most favorite work.
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Cherry blossoms are a fixture of Washington DC culture today, but the first trees didn't appear until well after our country was founded. We can thank three prominent women - First Lady Helen Taft, Iwa Chinda (wife of the Japanese Ambassador), and Eliza Ruhamah Scidmore (the first female board member of the National Geographic Society) - for bringing Japanese cherry trees to DC for the first time in the early 1900s. #triphacksdc
45 minutes sitting on the @viarailcanada website refreshing the page at 12am PST and I have in my hot little hands a Canada 150 Youth Rail Pass, valid for unlimited travel across the country in July!!! Travelling in Canada is prohibitively expensive so I've seen more of Cambodia and France than I have of my own country, BEYOND stoked to get to see the motherland from the rails this summer 😄🚞🗺🛤🇨🇦💭