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note to self: go outside

"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived." —  Henry David Thoreau credit My phone died recently. Not like died because of its charge — permanently died. I'm not the only one whom this has happened to, I'm sure, and this isn't a complaint. Rather, it's an observation on how different the landscape of my life has been without it. I've been reading more, watching more TV, doing less doomscrolling. I found that I've missed my phone a lot less and simultaneously a lot more than I expected. And I've been noticing a difference in my mental state. My mental health is, apparently, linked in part to the device I hold in my hand 99% of the time. Who knew? However, it's still been challenging lately, for more reasons than just my phone, and my sister invited me to go outside with her. Th

He'll Pick You Up {Day 5: A Favorite Quote}

I am the kind of girl who loves quotes. I even have a whole page dedicated to them on my blog. So you can imagine that it was super hard to figure out which one to feature in this post. But after I thought about it, there was one quote that has really inspired me and reminded me about the one gift I have that I treasure above anything else: Grace.
“Each time you fall He’ll pick you up. He knows your own efforts are never going to bring you anywhere near perfection.” – C.S. Lewis


  1. that's so cute! :) I love that post. But then again... C.S. Lewis IS a genius. so... psh, I guess I shouldn't be surprised. :)


  2. Wow, I hadn't heard that CS Lewis quote before! Thanks for giving me a new favorite ;)

    ~Lauren :)

  3. I love quotes too. :) This is such a great one! Thanks for sharing. :)

  4. I ♥ quotes, especially by C.S Lewis. Such a beautiful and inspiring quote, Skylee!


  5. I love quotes too! this is another to add to my list of favorites :]

    much love,

  6. Thank you so much for you feedback on my poetry! I really appreciate the praise. It made my day. After reading part of your blog, I pretty much knew I could ask you to read my comments that way and that you really would. :)

    I'm referring to the home link at the bottom of this page. When I click on it, it takes me here:

    That quote about handling words is actually an original. Glad you like it! I had fun coming up with it.

    And thanks for loving my blog. I'm convinced I'll have to keep up with yours too. It'd be impossible for me to stay away! Love your style.


  7. Thanks for stopping by and for your sweet comments on BTW. Being a Narnia fanatic, I love your title here:)



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