I just want to create art and music and live in a valley with a enormous view of the green and blue mountains. I want to wake up every morning to taste the crisp, clean wild air and run barefoot through fields of flowers where deer and fox roam and birds of every type decorate the trees. Blue skies and crazy, vibrant sunsets that fade into clear, bright star-filled nights. Where I can be as loud and wild as I want. No walls or crowds surrounding me. Just the beautiful unknown, rolling out before me as far as the eye can see. Free of stress, of cities, of drama, of limits, of fear, and everything else that swallows me up on a daily basis. I want to be where it is just me and my Creator… to be in His presence without distraction, surrounded by all the lovely creation He has made. Sunsets make me cry for joy, the way light hits puddles and raindrops after a storm mesmerizes me, every bird’s individual song astounds me, the gentle branches of willow trees and the way they move in the wind makes me feel peaceful inside. This is not simply what some kids hashtag “wanderlust”… This is much more than a curiosity. It is a deep-rooted drive within me. Not just to explore - but to capture every moment and thank God for it. To see more of what He put on this earth. People ask me what I want to do after school. Honestly, I don’t know. I will walk through whatever door the Lord opens for me. And I will go with the same intensity that I put into my artwork and my love for nature and music. I create art and music because I love the Lord and the wonderful things He has made. I just want to glorify Him. Junior year is here, and I mean to make the most of it. This is my mindset for this year.

…With that end vision of one day living in the middle of nowhere, surrounded by more colors than I can name.

// downtown White Hart coffee hangs with Meighan today //
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// Saturday with this girl! Coffee and canvas buying :) //
// Blessed to get to photograph Liberty’s Campus Church baptism service this evening. More than 100 people proclaimed what God has already done in their heart outwardly by being baptized. Such a beautiful thing. //
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// The gang is back. Junior year at LU! //
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We’re excited to announce the release of a brand new album, Joyride, 10/21/14! Listen to a clip of a new song HERE! We’ll also be headlining dates across North America this fall w/ SUCH GOLDand Driver Friendly!

Honestly, I didn’t expect it to go like that.
In some ways, it was better than what I thought, but still painful.
Mending this one over may not be a possibility. I may just have to avoid you completely so I don’t rip the wound open again.
Instead, everyone will play it off like nothing ever happened, and I will smile through clenched teeth, fighting back thoughts of “how come you didn’t see this coming.”
My heart can only take so much weight; it will shatter in time if I am not careful.
I was laying more bricks around it when this streak of hope came along, but clearly it was a false one. I see that now through tear filled eyes. If I could go back, I would’ve never given you the time of day, or glanced your way. I regret it all.
But I know that the best thing I can do is let this go, lay it at the foot of the cross and ask God to heal what’s been broken.
I’m sorry, but I’m not handing out another chance on this one.
Goodbye to you, and all your games.

// An explanation would’ve been nice //
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