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“My belief is that personal freedom cannot grow beyond personal responsibility. The more people that learn to be fully accountable for their lives, the more freedom each of us can enjoy and the more fulfilling all of our lives will be.”
- Ross Parmenter

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“An invincible determination can accomplish almost anything, and in this lies the great distinction between great men and little men.” 
- Dr. Thomas Fuller

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“The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own.” Benjamin Disraeli

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“Absence is to love as wind is to fire; it extinguishes the small and kindles the great. ” 
- Roger de Bussy-Rabutin

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“Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants.”
Epictetus (55-135);
Stoic philosopher
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“There’s only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self.” - Aldous Huxley

COLOR COUPLE :: black and gold

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i mean, IS THERE a color combination that goes quite so well together?
if so, i have no idea what it could be. 

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“The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own. No apologies or excuses. No one to lean on, rely on, or blame. The gift of life is yours; it is an amazing journey; and you alone are responsible for the quality of it. ” 
- Dan Zadra

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“There are those whose lives affect all others around them. 
Quietly touching one heart, who in turn, touches another. 
Reaching out to ends further than they would ever know. ” 

-William Bradfield

Hello, AUTUMN!

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it is officially the first day of autumn.

in my book, september 1st actually marks the beginning of autumn.
i'm kind of obsessed with celebrating all the seasons in my life.  
i have huge lists of things that i feel are specific to a certain season. like popsicles are obviously best in the summer and hot cocoa is only for winter days when you are curled up with a great book and if you look out your window, you can see a white snow blanket covering your whole world.  now i know that not only sounded corny, there are some of you out there saying
HEY! what if i want to have some hot cocoa in april?!

i say, knock yourself out. (i mean, it's your life. we don't even know each other!)
for me, i'm finding that when i anticipate certain things for a new season, they are so much more meaningful to me and i enjoy them 100% more. 

speaking of NEW...
i am super excited for this new season in my life.

this month, (on the 15th!!) i started taking online classes through BYU-Idaho to pursue my teaching degree. the online program is amazing. a big part of the curriculum is studying the scriptures to gain a better understanding and build your testimony of the gospel. 
***i am over the moon about this opportunity.***

on october 1st, my husband and i will be moving from our apartment on Bell to live with family on Jerome Street. (for those keeping track at home, these are just streets in Chicago.) we will be residing in the upstairs of the house my husband grew up in. after a lot of thought and prayer..we decided that this would be the best thing for us while we are in here in the city.

this autumn, i am restarting my blog. 
yes, restarting. i deleted all my previous posts and i'm making my blog more personal. i now live 1000+ miles from my Utah and North Dakota family and i'm using this vessel to update them on my life here in Chicago. i am so excited to use this space to (hopefully) entertain you. 

this autumn, i'm excited for:
messy hair
autumn colors
falling leaves
crisp air
hoodies
miles davis
family time
pumpkin spice
cozy nights
craft season

what are you looking forward to?!