Not Alone...

The Obstacle...

Somewhere, there is a stone wall. And 

at that wall there is a girl. Slumped 

down and defeated at the bottom of 

the wall because she can't get over it. 

She bangs her fists on the wall until 

they bruise. There's no way to go 

around the wall and getting through it 

is even more impossible. It can't be 

done. It's huge and impenetrable and 

a million miles long. The wall is so 

confusing. It's riddled with perplexities 

and the girl is dumfounded and 

defeated and exhausted. You can't 

go back after you've reached the 

wall. The only way the girl can move 

forward is to jump over the wall or 

walk the million mile perimeter. But, it's 

so impossibly high. Setting off on the 

journey to go around the wall seems 

unthinkable. It's so far. It's going to be 

strenous and difficult and the girl will 

be alone. This is her struggle. 

When the girl finally arrives on the 

other side of the wall, she realizes that, 

while it is still very tall, the wall is only a 

few feet wide. She was blinded by her 

own doubt and feels she wasted all 

that time sobbing at the foot of the 

wall. Until, she sees the triumph in her 

heart reflected on the faces of those 

who were standing beside her at the 

wall all that time. Now, and only now, 

is she aware of those who kept silent 

watch over her at the wall in her 

darkest, most hopeless hours. These 

are the ones who gave her the 

courage to take the first step on the 

journey around the stone wall. The 

stone wall is fear and doubt. And it 

blinds you to what lives inside. It 

makes you feel lonely when really, 

you're not even alone. 


Wild Heart

The Renaissance

Life is a great and terrible, short thing.

I heard this quote at the end of the movie P.S. I Love You (one of my top ten favorite movies ever….no matter how sappy that sounds) last night. It’s really quite inspiring. Life can be so hard on us some times, yet it is so well worth it. Living with a purpose to the best of your ability, surrounding yourself with people who love and support you, and truly getting to know yourself are all great privileges. So many people go through the motions of everyday life without ever considering that every minute that passes is one less minute we have to do all the things we ever wanted.

Setting out to live with a purpose is my new goal. It isn’t that I was living thoughtlessly before. But, it’s so easy to get caught up in the everyday of life, that the big picture can pass you right by before you know it. Now I think of every morning as a reminder that I had better be grateful for what I have and if there’s anything I want for my life, now is the time to go get it. 

shorts/vintage Levi's   vest and bandeau/F21   feather earrings/UO   hair feather/civvies
belt/cotton on  ring/modcloth


New Hampshire Summer

New Hampshire Summer

Chiffon cocktail dress
$40 - allyfashion.com

TopShop denim jacket
$80 - topshop.com

H m
£4.99 - hm.com

A Peace Treaty cotton shawl
$165 - lespommettes.com

DKNY grain belt
£65 - houseoffraser.co.uk


The Hunger Games

This trilogy is beyond fantastic. I cannot possibly explain to you what a wonderful experience it is to see the author bring the characters to life. The plot gets so thick that you're compelled to read just a few more pages into each chapter before you can set it down. I'm stoked about it, if you're looking for an exciting and heart wrenching read, this is your book.


From Here to There

An Ambitious Adventure in Life, Style, and Everything in Between

Worn Out Shoes…

July 17, 2011

This title is perfect! I adore this Joe Purdy song but also my heels on these boots are actually quite worn out. In fact, I went to lunch with my family today and on the way out of the restaurant bathroom I almost slipped and fell! Time to refurbish because there is no way I’m giving them up.

skirt/BDG via urban  boots/target  watch/michael kors  blouse & leg warmers/forever 21  

Yes, I wore boots…in July. I don’t even care! One of my favorite things to do when I get dressed is layer things and wear contrasting colors, etc….it matters not to me if the weather is in the 80’s! (That’s actually a very cool day here in FL..) It did rain, though. So, I guess that gives me some excuse for wearing boots.

My friend Brian and I were bored today so we decided to shoot these photos for fun and they turned out surprisingly great! The best part? He didn’t even take them with his 5D…these were taken with my iphone!! J

Song of the Day- “Worn Out Shoes” Joe Purdy

P.S. Does anyone pin on Pinterest? Because I’m obsessed…..


From Here to There

An Ambitious Adventure in Life, Style, and Everything in Between

Worst Timing Ever…

June 7, 2011

Sooo….sick. Now isn’t really the best time for falling ill. I need to be applying for jobs everyday and I am so nervous about that and now I have strep throat or something weird, so I don’t have any energy to do anything.
Fail. Anyway, I did get to take these photos yesterday!

Black button tunic/BB Dakota   Gold Sparkle leggings/U.O.   Sandals/Cooperative via U.O.
Watch/Michael Kors


It's Almost Time to Go.....

From Here to There

An Ambitious Adventure in Life, Style, and Everything in Between

It’s Almost Time to Go…..

March 29, 2011

Sooo…..I’m getting really nervous about this whole job search. I have so many dreams and aspirations and I just don’t know where to begin. Every alley seems like a complicated application process with thousands of other applicants. It’s so frustrating! I wish that I could just meet with people in interviews because (not to sound smug) I KNOW that if they could see me and know my personality and feel the weight of my passion, I’d be in the running without a doubt.

I can’t believe I am graduating from college in less than a month. It doesn’t even make sense! Time really does fly and that is sort of sad. I get really sappy about it. I’ve always had a healthy nostalgia about things like this….

On the one hand, it’s a very poignant life moment and difficult to stomach in some ways. I am the youngest of my parents’ three children and now….we’re all done. My brother and sister and I are all as grown up as grown ups can be…and that’s…well...sad. I have always been an old soul, just a little different than everyone my age and this has become even more pronounced as I grow older. But, at the very same time, I have always possessed a quality of whimsy. I can be impulsive and I have dreams of seeing the world and I still believe in magic and fairytales and dreams come true. So, I feel like a kid entering this big ‘ol world and….I don’t know if I’m ready for it.

But then on the other hand, I have been so incredibly blessed with experiences that have prepared me for this journey as well as one can be prepared; and bestowed with gifts of talents and passions and an unrivaled drive. I have the most supportive family and friends in the universe and when I look at it like this I feel like a person entering this world and…..I don’t know if it’s ready for me. J

Song of the Day- “All I Wanted Was You” Paramore



Obsessed..............to say the least..


Holy Hiatus!

From Here to There

An Ambitious Adventure in Life, Style, and Everything in Between

Holy Hiatus!

February 24, 2011

Okay, life is literally insane! That was a long break from blogging that made me very sad! I am actually up writing this right now after only like 5 hours of sleep but I am currently suffering from a bout of insomnia so here goes….

In other news, here’s a little of what I have been up to: I ordered my cap and gown! Holy Shiz! That means I am graduating from college soon! What?!?! Nonsense…..this is like Chinese to me when I think about it, hard to understand. I’m old…it’s official.

Also, I finished my senior documentary which I think I did mention before but also was privileged enough to be honored for it by the non-profit organization I created it for, which was such a blessing. Art With a Heart is a fantastic organization that encourages creativity in children with life threatening diseases as a way to express themselves. I can’t think of any more worthy cause. These kids don’t have any choices. When they’re told they have cancer, everything happens in a flash. They’re admitted into the hospital, undergoing surgeries and receiving medications with names they can’t even pronounce. AWAH brings back some of that freedom and independence and helps them to be kids again. Anyway, if you read this blog please check out the documentary and its press release at the following link!

So, I still have more to say about my mountain vaca! Here are some photos of my outfit and what a BLAST we had. I am committed to taking 2 more fresh outfit photos this week!

            Peace and Love!

Song of the Day-“Cosmic Love” Florence + The Machine