Tuesday, April 8, 2014

one wild and precious life

i've been thinking a lot lately about how we treat our lives. we only have one life. one. and most of the time we treat it one or the other. precious, or wild. we protect ourselves and realize the importance of this time we have. or wild where we don't care and live freely. freely to the point where we waste our lives away. but why can't we have both? why can't we have a wild and precious life.

my friend, Jenn, is the best person that this saying describes. and i may have bought her this Printed Palette sign for her  new apartment. because it is just too perfect for her. but i admire her outlook on life so very much. she takes every day and understands the importance of that day and makes the most out of it. she looks for the little things that make her happy. i like to think i am, too, like that and is why we are such good friends. but i sometimes take this life for granted. but you also don't want to get too caught up in the worry you are going to miss out on something. you just have to live it. to the best of your ability. and yeah, we mess up. but that is the {odd} beauty of how things work. you mess up, you learn from it. i had this period in my life where i tried hard to protect myself from the outside. and i knew it was because i was afraid. but what ended up happening was i missed out on a lot. a lot of beautiful and crazy moments in my life because of fear. it took me awhile and i am thankful for patient friends for sticking it out with me and still being there at the end of the day, like Jenn.

yeah. it's one wild ride. but the experiences, lessons, people in it, laughs, cries and hope make this one precious life.

4 comments:

  1. Great post Alexandria! I couldn't agree more. ;)

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  2. Such a thoughtful post and definitely provides a lot of food for thought. Only one life to live after all!
    Also, I nominated you for the Liebster Award over on my blog if you'd like to accept it. x

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  3. Thank you so much, Emma! I will check it out today :) I really appreciate it!

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  4. Thank you Melinda :)

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