Day 25: heyy

*guilty cough*

It’s been like 3 weeks. I’M SO SORRY T_T Life got jealous and tried to take up all of my time, but here I am! Back and ready to go :)

Quick update: I’ve been working on my Instagram lately, and you should definitely check it out! You’ll find it in the sidebar of my blog. Midterms and exams have also been the death of me lately, and I’ve been desperately trying to keep up with a social life and music classes, all the while trying to stay fit and reach out to Him. Honestly I don’t know how I’m still alive haha x)

ANYWAYS. here are some fall pictures of these past two months. I’ll be back soon with a quality post, and maybe some DIYs :o stay tuned!

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this is more of a summer picture…but neverthless. it was taken during fall so it counts ^-^

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I’ll be back very soon!

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Day 10: My Favorite Quote(s)

 

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“you can make or break the chains that hold you.”

“Bless this mess.”

“be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire.”

“and though she be but little, she is fierce.” – Shakespeare

“think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy” – Anne Frank

“The more you care, the more you have to lose.” – HP

“and I think I’m gonna love you for a long long time” – my heart

“All that we are is the result of what we have thought.”

Day 7: My Biggest Regret(s). Real Talk.

I’ve waited too long to make some decisions. Been too scared to take the risks and jump. Underestimated His power.


Maybe I’ve been too stressed about school, you know? Sometimes I look back and regret not placing my trust in Him.

Maybe…maybe I’ve waited too long to forgive people. There are the ones who deserve it the least, but at the same time deserve all of it because He has forgiven me first.

It’s quite possible that I’ve let other people influence me in negative ways: forcing me to mask my personality, change my interests, even mold the way I act into someone that’s not me.

And perhaps I’ve been too afraid to try new things and step out of my comfort zone. I wonder, how many amazing adventures have I missed out on simply because I’ve been too scared of what risks may be involved?

The most important thing is that everyone makes mistakes. We all have flaws; we all are human. Even if you or I make mistakes….

We can make or break the chains that hold us.

Bottom line: Do everything, regret nothing.

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Day 5: My Dream Job

My goal is to create a life I don’t need a vacation from.

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Dream Job:

I’d love to spend my life helping others. That’s the highest, purest form of human happiness isn’t it?

I’ve always loved the medical field – the thought of helping to change other people’s lives in little and big ways has always thrilled me. Recently this year, I had an opportunity to volunteer at a three day, free health clinic that was held in Los Angeles. It was amazing to see how many different kinds of people needed help and to see how desperately they needed it! Definitely one of my most favorite memories ever.

So there’s my dream job – kind of obscure, but at least I have an idea lol.

I want to witness for God by helping to change other people’s lives in the medical field :D If that doesn’t work out, I pray that I’m willing to follow His plan for me.

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Day 2: A Confession

 

I confess…that I have spent many nights with tear-soaked pillows. I’ve wanted to give up many times – more than I can count. Sometimes I’ve even lost the willpower to keep fighting, to keep persevering in this cruel world. I’m sure many of you can relate. But I’ve learned that you can either make or break the chains that bind you.

Keep fighting.

30 Day Blogging Challenge – Day 1

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I’ve decided to do a blogging challenge to make up for my lack of posts lately. I’ll be using the prompt from the promptarium, but doing it backwards to put a spin on it haha. Enjoy!

Day 1: What are your goals for your blog?

hmm, my goals. I want to create a safe haven for people on the Internet – people who are tired, discouraged, or just want to relax. I want people to be inspired by my blog and to learn lessons from it. When they receive a published post in their email or in their feed, I want them to smile. And finally, most importantly, Thee Adventurette is and will always be dedicated for the glory of God. Dream big, work hard.

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Storytime: It was a dark, stormy afternoon…

The Friday afternoon had started just like the past four days at camp had – with warm, golden sunshine, the bluest skies, and glassy waters. About 15 of us had jumped into our respective canoes and started the 1 mile long voyage across the river to enjoy the afternoon.

But on the way back, trouble hit.

Hard.

Β Β Β  Heavy, gray clouds soon covered the sapphire sky, mercilessly raining on us as we dragged our canoes into the water and clambered in. Sydney, Summer, and I strained at the paddles, but by the time we were halfway across, our muscles were already exhausted from 4 straight days of canoeing.

 

“I need to take a break,” panted Sydney, laying down her paddle and slumping over on the seat. Summer and I agreed. Our canoe began to float aimlessly across the seemingly calm waters. In a few seconds, they were forming into threatening-looking waves. I screamed as one wave hit, causing the canoe to tip dangerously to one side.
“Paddle left!” ordered Summer. Sydney and I hurried to obey, but it wasn’t long before she yelled, “Paddle right!” Suddenly, a rumble of thunder vibrated through the heavy clouds, closely followed by a streak of burning lightning. The rain that had been pelting us this entire time instantly hardened into icy balls.

I ducked instinctively, shouting, “HAIL!” The waves responded by rocking our canoe even harder. The three of us desperately prayed for God to save us as our little canoe bounced about on the waves, but I was ready to just lay down in the canoe and let the waves pound us.

We were helpless. Stuck in a storm with seemingly no way out. In the middle of paddling, I realized that this was the same situation with our daily lives. We are all fighting our personal storms – full of rain, thunder, and lightning. Sometimes we want to give up. None of us can ever make it through the tempest, unless we give Him permission to take control.

And at that moment, the waves stilled, the hail stopped, and comforting sunlight illuminated the once again peaceful (The three of us were screaming with gratitude and joy) lake.

tbh, we can’t fight our battles by ourselves – that’s basically pointless. Enlist His help, and then watch the miracles unfold in your life.

by the way, I kissed the flowers out of happiness to be back on terra firma again :P

I miss…

This. <3 Have an amazing Monday, loves.I miss..PNGp.s. ~ obsessed with @thehappypage and her amazing, inspiring quotes.

 

If you could stay one age forever, what age would it be?

Summer Adventuring – Mermaids

The beach is especially packed during the summer days, but I managed to find a beautiful cove that wasn’t too crowded about a couple weekends ago.

Enjoy the photos of my inner mermaid spirit :)

Ft. my favorite backpack ever from Twig and Arrow and my messy hair u.u

PC: my amazing photographer (aka my sister) and my photographer in training (aka my dad)

I give you an A for effort, Dad u_u

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The more I look at this picture, the more I realize how tiny I am xD

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I’ve grown up 10 minutes from the beach, and I know that I must have saltwater in my veins <3

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Keep scrolling, I know you can make it u.u

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Probably my favorite one <3

~ I must be a mermaid – I have no fear of depths and a great fear of shallow living.

Make every day an adventure (:

Time Traveling

I look at the date and it is December 31st, the last day of 2015. This year has gone by so fast; I feel that I have jumped into a time travel machine and have somehow been transported from January 1st to December 31st in one ZAP!

I cannot wait to take on 2016.

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I am eager for 2016’s adventures and I am ready to achieve its goals.

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I will refuse to give up. Life cannot make me, because I have Him on my side.

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I will press on to the very top until victory greets me. I will refuse to be daunted by challenges.

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And above all, I will find delight in the little things. Like these beautiful flowers.

2016, you better watch out.

Yours truly,
That Girl Over There

The Future

Sometimes we don’t know why God lets things happen. The rollercoaster of life plunges down, down, down. We lose our jobs. We lose our friends. We lose our family. Yesterday, I lost a family friend who was like a second mom to me. I lost her to cancer. I was shocked and in disbelief the whole day. Every time I thought I’d run out of tears, they would spring forth to my already red and swollen eyes. Relatives and friends crowded into their house the whole day. The sounds of mourning were everywhere. It was probably the worst day of my life. That night, I couldn’t sleep. My heart was racing as though I had just gone on a run. Why did God let this happen? Why couldn’t she have gotten better? I always believed that she would, and now…she’s gone.
No matter what, I hold to the promise that one glorious day, we will all be united in the skies. I am so glad that this is our temporary home, full of pain and sickness and tears.

I know not what the future holds, but I know Who holds the future .

That Girl Over There

A Blogging Journey

Well, over the past year I’ve experienced blogging in so many different ways. One of them is the way I post. During the first few months as a blogger, I wrote mostly in my own format. I expressed my thoughts and feelings in the way that I thought was perfect. But apparently it wasn’t perfect, due to the lacking number of likes I would receive. So I began to look for inspiration. After reading popular blogs like Doodlemum, Katzenworld, and many others that received hundreds of likes, I tried to imitate the way they post. And sometimes I succeeded. I always had this feeling of “OH WOW OH WOW THEY LIKE MY POST!” whenever people clicked that star. But, in my heart, I knew it wasn’t my true self in my posts. I subdued my originality and instead, tried to write posts that the blogging world would like. And I find it difficult to put those kinds of posts together. Perhaps it is because I haven’t fully matured as a blogger, but I think that the best kind of blog is the kind that reflects yourself. Each word should show your personality, not a copycat of someone else’s. In the end, I must say that I blog not for the number of likes I receive, but to write from my heart. Each one of us is unique and we must show the world our individuality. So don’t be afraid. Go on out there and show them who you are.

That is all.

Yours truly,

That Girl Over There~

New.

Hi y’all,
You may have noticed that I switched themes and renamed my blog. I wrote this post to let you know that the link is not corrupted, you are at the right site, I’m still the same girl over there. I switched from the Sela theme to another theme because I wanted change and what is life if it’s the same dullness every day? I also renamed my blog, “Nobody’s Perfect,” because I wanted more of a unique title. Additionally, my header image is different. I am really pleased with how my blog looks right now but if you have any suggestions, tell me! Kudos to WordPress for having so many fantastic themes :)

That Girl Over There

P.S. I’m still tweaking, so be prepared! I can’t even say what theme I’ve switched to because I’m still hunting for the perfect one!

Reminiscing.

Warning: If you do not enjoy reading a reminiscing post of considerate length, then I advise you not to read this.

Dear readers,
It is late afternoon, and the sun is shining rays of perfect warmth. I sit and fondle the cover of a work book.

Continue reading “Reminiscing.”

Goodbye Summer, Until Next Year.

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Me, getting my full dose of Vitamin D. And also getting the whole “good vibes” thing on. No, I’m not a hippie.

Continue reading “Goodbye Summer, Until Next Year.”