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Taking time to live.

February 21, 2013
So, sometimes I feel like a slacker if I don’t get around to blogging about my adventures or if I don’t always feel inspired or present. These are usually about the same times that I try to refocus, to just be – leave my phone and my lap top at home while I’m at school all day, and just remember how much I loved not really having a cell phone in China. I literally communicated with one, maybe two, people tops via that guy. But also, there were a lot of texts in Chinese from numbers I didn’t know… so whose to say? I could’ve had a hopping technological social life. I could’ve been receiving ALL KINDS of offers. Sue me for never learning Chinese characters. 
Instead, I was a champ at interacting with people face to face, with writing letters, exploring, taking walks, reading and BEING PRODUCTIVE. I felt unplugged. And I loved that. Basically, I could take all my thoughts and feelings about it and still not express them half as well as this girl did today. Love her.
Anyway. I feel like this thought sums it up.
Also. As a side note, the above photo… I LOVE Shanghai. I absolutely could live there. And really want to at some point in life, to be completely honest.
This picture was a happy, out-of-focus accident, taken while sliding around on the wet pavement, laughing our fool heads off, and swapping cameras/jokes all around. It’s not even a good photo. But it completely captures the feeling of that place. It truly reminds me just how much I love that city.
 And how gorgeous warm rain is, coupled with city lights reflecting on the wet pavement, with the constant sea of people attending at the edges of every frame.
Gah. Asia. I miss you. And my recent adventures? I’ll get to them when I get to them. 🙂 Life is good. And no matter how busy it is, how full your schedule feels, I hope you take a minute to live. To take a walk or to write a letter. To have a heart-to-heart. It only helps. There is always time. Can I get an amen? Hallelujah.

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5 comments

Breakfast at Vogue February 21, 2013 at 5:53 am

I love your blog, and I really like the set up too! Amazing
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McCall Simmons February 21, 2013 at 1:57 pm

AMEN. Oh man. I seriously love this. It's so true. You are such an example to me in this. I love you so much.

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Alynne Leigh February 22, 2013 at 5:33 am

Oh, I loveeee this picture (: i think it's pretty dreamy.

and your blog layouts pretty nifty, too.

so happy to have found you!

-alynne
http://www.designedtoloveblog.com

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Darren and Alana February 22, 2013 at 7:24 am

Your blog design is too cute! I love it!! You should do tutorials.

I agree, happy to have come across this 🙂

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Lindsey McClennahan February 22, 2013 at 4:09 pm

http://lenaephotography.wordpress.com/

Reminds me of this song by John Mayer " If I ever get around to living, I'm gonna put my things away, in the drawers and in the closets, and there I'll stay"
Listen to it! : )

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