Life Letter #2

Here I sit reflecting upon my life thus far

16 years of living

doesn’t seem to amount too much

however in these 16 years, as my teacher pointed out this past week,

we are experts on education

we have been in education since we were 5

so in so ways we amount to a lot

regardless of that, we still amount

our personalities, decisions, life-styles change the world around us

in ways that seem small but

to go back and change it changes other

people’s lives as well

someone’s decision to make it physically known

that people are nothing; just space

changes the course of



yet, we see people different from these certain individuals

we see personalities; 16 in fact





and me, INFJ

& these are only the categories

each letter is a trait

each trait creates

a feeling

these don’t even scratch the surface

of a human

made up of organs, bones, muscles

a brain that sends signals






each thing is made up a cells

but there are different types of cells

for different parts of the body

each cell contains a system similar to ours

and every cell organelle is made up of an atom

every atom a proton, neutron, electron

and so on

we are all atoms, cells, organs, and organisms

but we all have different structures

physically and mentally

yet some people doesn’t value our existence

and brutally



and kill

because they don’t see the value we see in


we amount to something

our actions are dominos that lead either to crying, laughing, or

somewhere in between

and these individuals actions affect us

our communities



but they always end with crying

because we amount to something

we are something

we are all humans






Life Letter

Dear friends,

I have decided to give up Netflix for lent. Yikes, it has been rough. I’m not Catholic but I do usually participate in lent because sometimes its good just to take a break from something that consumes time. I kinda hat not having something to watch because Timeless is off air right now and I just finished Downton Abbey, which was freaking amazing! Therefore, I would only really be watching Bones, which is on Netflix! Clearly you can see that I am struggling. But, to sit and watch tv is such a waste of time and when I spend time with the Lord I am doing work for something eternal, not earthly.  On another note, I have recently started to read Northanger Abbey, by Jane Austen. So far, it’s pretty good and it seems to be a just a cute romance novel, but hopefully something interesting will happen. Speaking of new things, I have started to try to workout every other day,which is tough because I like my sleep.  I have been using the Beach Body on demand online courses and they’re pretty good and a great way to workout out if you are on a time frame.

I am hoping to try to go pescetarian part of this summer, so  if you have any good recipes let me know! Also (this is super off topic but I freaking love Disney so naturally I had to mention it) I saw Beauty and the Beast  and it was amazing! The original version was one of my favorite movies growing up, along with Anastasia, Peter Pan, and Mulan. The cast  did such an outstanding job portraying the personalities of their diverse characters. Plus, Dan Stevens was in Downton Abbey  and I love him on that so naturally I loved him as the Beast. I’m sure my fellow theater goers were a tad irritated that I sang along with every song, laughed loudly, and slightly yelped at the end -but what can I say? I am a dedicated fan. Sidenote: The scene where Belle goes atop the grassy hill and sings about traveling is the scene I tried to recreate as a small child. I would go in my yard and try to mimic Belle and the way she walks on the grass without smashing it. Needless to say, I was not successful.

Lately I have been struggling with finding joy in everyday moments, although it has gotten better. I have had to pray that God would show me joy in simplicity. And he has. I love that God is allowing me to see such things, it’s quite special. It’s also a great way to start your day. To live in today and not yesterday or tomorrow.

So, there it is. A small update on my life. My your life be filled with joy and Disney songs.

xo, Em