1. The distance.

    Being in a long distance relationship, I’ve come to realize that distance robs you of so much. The absence of physical presence strips you of your ability to physically comfort, to deliver care packages, to have quality time, to go on dates, etc. But rather than focusing on what distance takes away from you.. rather than being a victim of distance.. and rather than allowing distance to be the blame for separation.. it becomes an absolute necessity to discover what you can do to make up for what distance fights to tear apart.

    It becomes imperative to channel all of your effort in crawling out of that comfort zone and using the medium of words to keep the relationship consistent and emotionally stable. Because literally, all you have left in order to show someone love, is through your ability to speak words of affection, affirmation, comfort. In some ways, I feel blessed to have that sort of emotional connection that sprouts from the vulnerabilities of putting love into words. It’s rare, for one thing. It also creates a meaningful relationship, for another.

    But at the end of the day, distance is hard. It’s painful and there is a huge learning curve. But no matter what distance tries to force apart, the effort in putting in your own due diligence to discover all you can do to keep the relationship glued together makes all the difference. All the difference.

  2. Yes, Disney understands Asian men.

  3. Cooked dinner with the roomie last night. Ground turkey, orange pepper, mushroom, spinach, mozzarella, parmesan cheese blend lasagna! Homemade salad dressing. 2011 Ridge Lytton Springs zinfandel wine.

    Love homemade dinners.

  4. "A friendship that cannot survive the momentary discomfort of you standing up for your needs is not actually a friendship worth holding onto."
    Jennifer Peepas  (via anditslove)
  5. corgi bunny.

    corgi bunny.

  6. Real freedom.

    One of the paradoxes of love or a relationship is how the commitment of love actually produces freedom: the freedom to be truly ourselves, the freedom to be fully known, the freedom to be there in the future for those we love and who love us. Today, the commitment of love is viewed as largely anything but freeing. Our culture pits the two against each other. The culture says you have to be free from any obligation to really be free. The modern view of freedom is freedom from. It’s negative: freedom from any obligation, freedom from anybody telling me how I have to live my life. The biblical view is a richer view of freedom. It’s the freedom of—the freedom of joy, the freedom of realizing what I was designed to be.
    -Tim Keller (edited).


About me

1 John 4:18 There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear.

Primarily used as just a little place to gather and sort out some of my thoughts. // Random pictures galore, an insight to my life, and dollops of inspiration that bring me back to the cross. // I'm a foodie, nail and makeup junkie, and a lover of any beautiful sunset. // So take a look, see what catches my eye, and probe into what i consider my sublet.