"In the eye of a hurricane, there is quiet." | #OOTD

Monday, March 21, 2016







Tee: old, similar here | Jeans: old, similar here | Shoes: Old Navy, old, similar here | Scarf worn as kimono: vintage, unknown, similar here

As I enter the last quarter of the last year of my high school life (dramatic, right? XD), a lot of things are happening. Events, banquets, final papers and projects, graduation parties to plan (not to mention graduation itself); basically we're down to the crunch-time of my scholarly life, and I have every reason to be stressed and overwhelmed. So much is happening in so little time, so much is changing, so much is uncertain - it's very easy to feel lost at sea in all of it.

In some ways, I definitely am. How can anyone look at this transition from one lifestyle to the next without some sort of apprehension, uncertainty, curiosity? But amidst all the swirling feelings and emotions, my heart is strangely quiet.

Right now, when I should most be bursting with words and thoughts and actions, I feel, quite oddly, drawn apart from it all, as though some wide moat separates me from the field, and I'm looking on it from a distance. I have found a calm in all of this, even if at times I feel uncertain, and for that I am grateful.

What's new with you, friends?

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  1. I remember those crazy uncertain graduation days. Not fun but it sounds like you are handling them WAY better than I did. :) Hang in there, friend! And most of all stick. close. to. Jesus. Because you never know when He will start whispering some crazy-scary-awesome plans and the thrill of Jesus talking to and leading YOU is pretty much the best thing ever. ((hugs))

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    1. Hey you. You're a really great friend and I appreciate your support. <3

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  2. I love your photos!

    That's awesome that God has given you a peace about this uncertain time. It is really hard to find that. Hope everything goes well!

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    1. Thanks Ashley! The peace certainly gets tumultuous due to my own doubt, but constant time in the Word and good, solid literature keeps me keeping on, as it has for everyone else who's walked this road before me! Nothing new, really, is it? XD (Still, it feels new, and that's saying something.)

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  3. THAT. SCARF. Beauty.

    Late-teens is a scary time in life. What a blessing you are able to 'be still' in spite of it all!!

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    1. Isn't it fun? One of my favorite hand-me-down items. (Hands up for grandmas and grandmother figures who donate their old pieces to the cause!)

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  4. #hamilton ;P
    also I totally understand how you feel. the last months of this graduating year feel scary and exciting and awful all at once.

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    1. You are the best for getting that reference.
      Yep yep yep. So many new feelings, and the end of so many long-beloved ones...it makes you thoughtful all the time it seems, or maybe that's just me. :)

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  5. I love ev.er.y.thing. about that outfit.

    I'm in much the same place right now, minus the calm. Graduation is looming and after it college, and though I'm looking forward to both, I can't help feeling a little trepidation. But "God's in his Heaven, All's right with the world!", as Browning wrote. No matter how crazy life gets, He's got this. And our futures are in His hands. ;)

    Good luck with graduation! Are you planning on going to college?

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    1. Hey Kelsey! Glad you liked the post. :)
      I'm not going to college this year for multiple reasons (mostly: I'm yet to come across a school with a solid fashion major that also had a good eye towards Political Science and Creative Writing, two other things key to my interest in college). However, that doesn't mean it's out of the ruling for forever, so we'll see where that all goes! For now I'll be interning and working, blogging and writing, and making plans! I think it's nice to have a breather year to figure out what you want to do, anyway. :)

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    2. Hey, nothing wrong with that! I know somebody who decided not to go to college at all, stayed at home, published her first book, and then later chose to attend college when her younger sister graduated. I almost decided not to go myself, but an opportunity arose that gave me the option of attending a nearby Christian university without going into debt. I had been praying that God would open or shut the right doors to lead me down the path He wanted me to go, and that seemed like a surefire sign to head down the academic road. Funny, I'm not studying fashion, but I will be double-majoring in Political Science and English with a Writing Emphasis! (They didn't have a straight-out Creative Writing course, unfortunately, although that would have been ideal.) After that, the future's still a little hazy. I have a lot of ideas, but nothing set in stone as yet. I think things will work themselves out as the time comes.

      I didn't know you had an interest in political science. We have even more common interests than I thought. :) Best of luck to you!

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  6. Love the outfit. You'll turn out just fine, girl. "Plans" aren't always the plan, you know? Sometime's it's riding along with purpose.

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