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April 2012

The sunset was beautiful. After packing eggs for market, I stumbled upon a gorgeous patch of┬ádandelions – white, feather-like and magical. They were right there in the open. I’d passed the spot any number of times, but without seeing. Isn’t that true for many things in life? We get so preoccupied with our plans and wants that we don’t see the little blessings that occur every day. And there they were. After coming home, I laid about restlessly, until I remembered the dandelions. The sun was setting, and I grabbed my camera (and tripod). I had a set of images

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Sometimes, I feel the itch to be in the kitchen. This is natural, and is encoded in my DNA. My mom is a chef, my dad is a farmer. Both of my parents deal with different sides of the same thing – food. Over the past year or so, so gradually that I’m not sure exactly when it started, I’ve realized that I have this love for food as well. And so it begins again. As I work with this new hobby.. passion.. obsession, trying to find where it all fits in. Meanwhile, I’m finishing high school. For good. This

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April 19, 2012

On Excessive Planning

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I’m really good at being a control freak. I like to plan excessively for things, and often have a picture in my head detailing exactly how I want them to be. Two of my talent themes are futuristic and maximizer (i.e. perfectionist). So often, I have unrealistic expectations. When things don’t work out how I planned them, it frustrates me. Like today. But you know what? It’ll be okay. As my sweet friend Meredith reminded me, more often than I’d care to admit, I just need to let go and let God take control. It’s kind of comforting, not having

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