Wednesday, January 22, 2014

If we had coffee...

So many good conversations can happen over a cup of coffee (or tea...or anything, really).
It got me thinking...if I were to be put in a room with a perfect stranger, and a good cup of Joe...what would they find out about me?


They would find out I really am not a big "coffee person", I prefer sweet tea, or mountain dew. I'm a big risk taker, an adrenaline junkie. When I'm behind my camera, I feel inspired by anything and everything around me. The world is so beautiful through my viewfinder. They would find out I love my husband with all my heart, but I love my God more, and I'm happy to say that my husband would say the same about me. I sadly am on my phone too much, and its a daily chore of mine to remind myself to let it go. I'd much prefer getting a handwritten letter once a month, than a text every day. Polka dots and glitter make me happy. Dolphins are my favorite animal, and yellow would always be my color of choice. They would learn that my parents split up when I was 9 years old, but that it made me into who I am today. I've faced hardships and loss, but have grown from every heartache by choosing to find the silver lining. I'm a chick flick and Disney movie gal but could watch any given action movie on repeat all night. Breakfast on a Saturday is my jam and french toast is acceptable no matter the time of day. I'm a lover, and care about my relationships with others like crazy. They would find out I over analyze every single aspect of my life, and its a constant battle I have with myself. I'm learning to be less sensitive, and to not take everything so personally. I love fresh fruit with marshmallow cream, and could eat sweets all day. They would find out I sing really loud when I'm alone, and bust out in random dance moves in my cubicle (yes, it happens more than you'd think). I compare myself to others all too often, only to remind myself, again, that I'm beautiful just how I was made.

Overall, I'd like to think I would be viewed as a really happy girl. A girl who loves life and the silly things that fill her day. A girl who has her crap together, but knows its okay to ask for help when she needs it. A girl who radiates God's love on a daily basis, even when she wonders if SHE alone could make a difference. One who is quick to rejoice and slow to anger, one who is happy for others accomplishments in life.
A girl who has her moments, her insecurities, her quirks, and that it all adds up to make her, her.

How are you viewing yourself today? I hope its positive. :)

13 comments:

  1. There's something about a handwritten letter isn't there? I do love it! One day we will sit down and have a nice long chat....looking forward to that day!

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  2. Moving away from my family has made me start writing them letters and sending them little gifts more. I l-o-v-e it! It really is so much more special than a howyadoin text.

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  3. Can't wait for our girl talk sessions where we talk about everything under the sun and then get a wink of sleep!!!!! :) We should probably add making french toast for saturday morning breakfast to our list because I LOVE it too!

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  4. I love this post! Loved getting to know you better! It is kinds funny that I could describe myself with like half of the things you said!

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  5. Love this Kayla! My parents split when I was 7, and yes, it has definitely shaped how I grew up, my stepmomma is one of the most influential people in my life! Mountain Dew and Peppermint White Mochas are my caffeine of choice and I love having one woman dance parties whilst singing WAY too loudly :)

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  6. Let's just get together and sip mountain dew on the rocks and watch every Disney we own, k?! :)

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  7. I loved learning new thing about you! I have the same views about my husband and god...I am NOT a morning person...I love sleep and coffee, strong coffee...and being a mom brings me more joy than I ever could have imagined. YELLOW IS THE BEST COLOR EVER.ever!

    And finally at the risk of sounding like an eight year old, Frozen is the best movie I have seen in quite a while.

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  8. Love this. Let's get coffee...err soda...sometime. :)

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  9. Such a beautiful lady! Truly inside and out.

    Your positive attitude is so contagious! :)

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  10. It's a very good thing to be known for your joy!

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  11. Sweet tea and mountain dew are two of my favorites too!! www.teamgilster.blogspot.com

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  12. Sweet tea, mountain dew, photography, handwritten letters, Disney movies, chick flicks, any movies (lol). So much in common.
    This is a great post, Kayla!

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  13. All of these things shine through so brightly on your blog sweet friend which is one of the reasons I love you so much. I can't wait until one day when we get to share a pop or 2 or 3 or 4 together. Let's have "virtual pop dates" soon. Love you!

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Thanks for your comments, I read and respond to every single one of them! :) Excited to get to know you!