It was a night of dancing, excitement, laughter, adventure and releasing beautiful lanterns. I felt like I was living real life Tangled! It was a dream, magical even. Watching the lanterns whisk away into the sky reminded me of the beauty this world has alongside the mystery. We continue to see the beauty God creates and how massive He is. Every day He reveals more beauty to me in little ways just as these lanterns.
What a weekend! My friend Sarah and I set off on an adventure to Virginia that would grow our friendship immensely! We were headed to see my best friend!! To begin the journey we had about a six hour drive just getting to know each other more and lots of sleeping…well on my end at least. Man those car rides get me every time. 😛 While I was sleeping, Sarah taps me on my shoulder and begins to say, “Am I getting pulled over!?” I tried to wake myself up more to become a bit more conscious, and turn around to see lights flashing! Oh my goodness, we were getting pulled over! This is the moment I began to freak. For some reason, I just to not do well around the PoPos. They make me so nervous even if I’m not doing anything wrong. So the worst part is neither of us knew how long he had been following us! My air conditioner was out so we had the windows rolled down causing us to have the music louder than normal. Now to add to that, we both were wearing our hats on backwards to keep our hair out of our faces! We looked like straight up THUGS! That began this upcoming moment to not be at a good start. Turns out the PoPo was awesome and really funny so he let us off easy because it was Sarah’s first time being pulled over! What a relief! 🙂 This was only the beginning…the rest of the trip involved hiking through the forest, spraining an ankle, finding an awesome swing, watching movies, staying up late talking, and so much more! Such a sweet weekend and a reminder of how blessed I am to have such amazing friends by my side!
Running and I have never really got along. This past weekend my friends convinced me to run a 5K called Color Me Rad. I had never run a 5K and didn’t think I ever would. Well was I wrong, but it was so worth it! You wear all white and run through all these color stations while getting splattered with color. The best part was it really wasn’t about your timing, but rather the community and experience with your friends. We all had so much fun running through the color and throwing it on everyone in the gathering when everyone had finished the race. My friends and I had a victory dance at the finish line by throwing color on one another. I can say it was the most colorful experience I have ever had!
What an amazing break I had with my friends! My home is in Florida, so my friends decided to come home with me for Spring Break. We began our journey from Asbury University to the beautiful panhandle of Florida with a car, money, and nothing else planned. This was normal for my friends and I. We would decide on a destination, and the rest we would figure out along the way. This way of traveling is why our trips were such an adventure. Our first stop was hiking through the Cumberland Trails. The trail we explored is called Pockett in Dayton, TN. This is such a beautiful hike. If you ever drive through this area I would highly recommend it, especially during the spring and fall. After hiking our next journey was to a place called Mkay’s. This is a used book/movie/music store in Chattanooga, TN. We about lost ourselves in Mkay’s because it is so large and everything is cheap!! Once we got ourselves out of that store, we headed home to Florida! In Florida I got to show my friends my hometown and my favorite places to go! I got to show them around Seaside, Eden Gardens, Lincoln Park, and even take them swing dancing at my favorite swing place! There are moments we won’t forget like locking my keys in the car in the middle of Destin and sitting on the dock telling each other our life stories. It was another trip to add to my adventure collection.