Friday, November 25, 2016

Dear Buddy.

Dear Buddy, 

It's been a month and somehow it still doesn't feel real that you're gone. My heart genuinely aches knowing that the last conversation we had was truly our last.

Monday, October 03, 2016

Fall Feels

My favourite season is upon us, and here comes a ramble about why I love the fall.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

One Year On // Growing Up Veevley #3

Just like that I have spent one year of my life living in the UK. The past year has brought along a rollercoaster range of ups and downs. There has been heartache, there has been pain, yet there has also been loads of laughs, good times and things to be grateful about. This year has moulded and shaped me into the person I am today and I am so thankful for all of the experiences - both the good and the bad. To all of the people who I have met here in Plymouth, thank you for accepting me as one of your own. It really is an amazing feeling to be able to call this city "home".

Friday, June 24, 2016

Finn in the UK - EU Referendum

Since moving to England, this country has quickly become my home. As someone who never felt a sense of belonging - that is what I found when moving here. I have found a stability here like I have never had before... Today was the first time that I felt like an outsider in this country. The first day since I moved here where I felt like "one of the others" rather than "one of us." I have never before even thought about the term 'immigrant' being applied to myself or anyone I know in a negative context, but today it was made very clear that is how we are viewed.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Newly Found Reading #1

This weekend I decided to finally take some much needed R&R time. I've been pushing myself for weeks in regards to going far beyond my capacity when it comes to social interaction. So I decided to lock my door and stay in bed for the majority of the past 48 hours. And no introvert-haven is complete without some new reading.  

Thursday, June 02, 2016

Progression // Growing Up Veevley #2

I'm someone who constantly needs to feel as though I am moving forward. I need to know that I am not stuck in 'standstill' or 'doing nothing'. I need to know that I am doing something that is going to take me somewhere. I sit and come up with lists upon lists of things I need to do in order to achieve the goals I have for myself by the time I am thirty. I rarely stop. My brain is constantly on, trying to figure out how I can progress further.

This week - this stopped me:

"Maybe sometimes our life is meant to be more about someone else's progress than our own." - Steven Furtick

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Finding Identity // Growing Up Veevley #1

The last month or so has been a hard one for me. The swing of emotions and battles that has been going on inside my mind has felt never-ceasing. But through this fight, I've been learning tons. I've been growing, being shaped and moulded into both a person who I can look at in the mirror and be proud of as well as the person who I believe God is intending for me to become.