I've Been Blogging Two Years!

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Fun Fact: As of today, March 1, 2015, I've been blogging for two years. *Throws confetti in air and cheers* 
that's two.whole.years. 

(please excuse the random and various GIF's you may find sprinkled throughout the post.  Still trying to figure out if I'm doing it right.)

Ok, so first things first, I don't even think my Blogoversary gadget is working.  According to it, I still have  210 days left till my two year mark, but somehow that's not right.  I'll have to look into that one.

I started this blog on March 1, 2013, and today is March 1, 2015.  Really, time flies.  Two whole years of blogging. Two years of meeting other amazing people from all across the world and talking to them.  Two years of making blog posts and publishing them.

I'm so happy for these two years, and all that I've been able to do in them.  You guys have been a constant encouragement, and I thank you for that.  If you're reading this, remember that you are pretttty amazing....k?

So, just for the fun of it, here's my stats from my first year of blogging compared to my second year.

From one year of blogging:

Followers: 38
Pageviews: 6157
Posts: 147

From two years of blogging:

Followers: 121
Pageviews: 15310
Posts: 217

I'd like to thank all the blogging friends I made from the beginning, and the ones that I've met along the way.  There have been so many inspirations to me in the blogging world, and I can say that they've all made an impact on my blogging and me.  But to where I am today, and from where I started, honestly leaves me with my mouth hanging open and in gratitude. So thank you. All of you who have stuck by me, and those of you that read my blog wayyyy back when I started, all I can say is thank you. God has led me so far in my blogging journey, and I'm constantly being amazed by the wonders He has placed in my life.  I've made some incredible friendships along the way and each and every single one of you are amazing. Remember that ♥ 

  I hope you all enjoyed this post, and have a wonderful week =)

- autumn 


random little thoughts


sometimes pain hits hard and and deep. real hard. real deep. but it's in those moments we need to realize we're not here for whatever is hurting us. keep focused on God, not them.


don't look to the left or right, just on the road you're traveling.


never lose hope.


it doesn't matter if they all don't see you - or even if they do - what matters is that you keep on, no matter how hard the going gets. 


don't give in.  the moment you give in a little, the flame in you gets a little dash of water thrown upon it. 


it's amazing how sometimes we can let one person rule and ruin our lives.


she's afraid to speak
because the times she has, they've regarded it with no interest.
the words are on the tip of her tongue, yet
she hastily retrieves them back in.
no, not yet. maybe sometime later.
but that 'sometime later', becomes a forever - with those words never spoken.
quietly she stands by, watching
the fearless and the brave make their mark.
yet, she has that dream in her. to be like them. to be courageous enough to 
take a stand when not asked. 
 there seems to be this ache in her heart.
the ache of loneliness.
but the one thing that comforts
 lies the in the fact that there is 
One who know exactly what she is feeling.
and that thought alone quiets the hurts.


"Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you." -Deuteronomy 31:6 NIV

•  •  •

 well, I suppose you could say this was the result of me thinking when I should've been working studiously on math catch-up homework.  And I realize that not all of them are necessarily my thoughts, like the one verse is from the Bible.  Oh yeah, and all pictures are from the lovely pinterest. 

personally I feel like sometimes I can relate to the second to last one, because sometimes I feel kind of out of it.  Everything is happening around me, yet I'm not part of it. And sometimes that really hurts.  But everything happens for a reason, and if I can rely on Jesus for protection and security, then Hakuna Matata.  :)

have a beautiful week 
 + autumn +


Re-cap: Past Week

Hey :) So this evening I wasn't really doing much, so I decided to sit down and type up a overview type of post.  Just kind of over this past week - what I did and stuff like that.  Probably not the most interesting post, but, yeah well. 

- Monday -

so monday wasn't super eventful or anything. i mainly was wondering why i hadn't gone to bed earlier on sunday night and trying not to fall asleep during math.  also one of my friends who moved a couple hours away was back in town, so i kind of high-tailed it over there to see her. it was so awesome ♥

- Tuesday -

so my friend was still in town that morning, so i got up pretty early to say goodbye to her. therefore another day of me being extremely tired.  but i'd say it was pretty worth it, and my friend complimented me on my outfit, so that was pretty nice :)

- Wednesday -

wednesday i was in high spirits because i was going sledding with some of my friends.  basically the only good thing about snow and snowy weather is the fact that you can do winter sports.  or in my case, wish you could do winter sports.  but in any case, i went sledding, and boy was it a blast.  a few of the girls had brought their own sleds, and we drove to someone's place, and then drove their suzuki through the trails in their woods (they live on a mountain) till we reached this amazing slope.  so we started sledding, and i'm not even kidding, the first time i went down, my sled crashed into a tree, so i was hurled onto the snow. not fun. but i also did some more sledding, one epic ride being on a circular sled, in which i nearly flew down the slope.  but overall, the experience was fun, considering the fact the sledding was topped off with a snack of cookies, hot chocolate (with too many marshmallows), fruit, and party mix.

- Thursday -

Well, I kind of went back to same old on this day.  Nothing really exciting, but nothing too average either.  I was too busy learning about wind patterns and such for science.

- Friday -

And ah. The last day of the week.  friday.  even the word makes me shiver in delight. anyways, i didn't do a whole lot on that day.  however, i did start making plans with one of my friends to go snowboarding or tubing next week. which is pretty awesome, let me just say. i'd definitely be a beginner there, but hey, everyone starts somewhere, not?  ah yes, and i also showed one of my little friends a paragraph i had written about him. once for a school assignment, i had been told to write a paragraph about someone we knew quite well. well, there is this little boy that i know, about seven years old, and boy is he talkative. like literally, he used to run around telling people who were leaving their place to "make sure you don't crash!" but he's just a little fella so we're all praying he'll soon grow out of it :) so i wrote a paragraph about him, and well, i finally showed it to him. it was funny ^_^

-  Saturday -

well, it was saturday.  that should pretty much sum everything up.  i slept in late, which felt really good after a tiring week.  and then the rest of the day i didn't do a whole lot, just lounging around and being, well, lazy. oh yes, and i bought cookie mix ;)

- Sunday -

well, seeing that today is sunday, one of the things i did was write this post.  i also baked some cookies today, peanut butter blossoms to be exact. and as usual, over half the batch turned out with black bottoms. burnt. *cries* though, a comforting thought is that a few of them turned out alright, and the rest i just shaved off the bottom of the cookie.  and they tasted just fine. i also went to a small park just up the road from us, and attempted to sled, but the wind was quite overbearing so i retreated back to the comfort of hot chocolate and peanut butter blossoms in a warm house -_- OH, yes, and how could i forget. i hit 100 followers friends today. my first reaction this morning when i logged on was screaming, jumping, and repeat. thank you all so so so much. you all mean so much to me ♥ i would've done a post just for this, but my two year *insert squeal* blog anniversary is coming up really soon; so i'll talk about that in that post :)


another thing that really stuck out to me this week was a Bible passage from Isaiah. i've been digging more into Scripture recently, and Isaiah has some pretty amazing promises from God. for instance, Isaiah 41:10 is just really comforting - "So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand." NIV   


so how was your week? good, i hope. are you a winter person or a summer person? i'm definitely a summer girl the whole way, although, winter isn't completely terrible either. but arushee's amazing photos of her trip to hawaii  are really making me wish for some summer weather now :) 

be happy + laugh often



inspired #02

“It is good to love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is well done.” ― Vincent van Gogh

- autumn