Friday, November 12, 2010

"You light up the sky to show me You are with me"

I thought I'd write something besides the 30 day challenge... just felt the urge to write something from the heart :-) So we'll see where it goes.
I'm listening to "Light up the Sky" by The Afters right now. For a while I got really hooked on Taylor Swift and other similar country/pop singers, and was listening to that a lot. And don't get me wrong, I still really like them. Alisha and I were jamming to Taylor Swift in the car last night, and I had a Rascal Flatts song stuck in my head for most of today. But I feel like when I replaced Christian music with country for a couple of weeks, that really contributed to my focus getting kind of wonky, if you know what I mean. It definitely affected me. I found out that I need my Christian music to help keep me focused on God and on what's important. When I'm listening to love songs all the time, that contributes to me getting a lot more focused on guys than I should be. I do enjoy a sweet "love" song, be it Taylor, Rascal, Colbie, or whoever. But listening to Christian music daily definitely helps keep my focus where it needs to be.

I spent the night with my friend Alisha last night -- fun stuff! Today we had a fabulously fun photo shoot :-) We used her guitar and mandolin as props and inspiration. It was a blast and we ended up with some great shots! And now I am inspired to learn how to play my guitar. I took about a year of lessons when I was 12 or 13, but I only remember 4 chords. I absolutely love acoustic guitar though and would love to know how to play.
And just for the record... when a guy can play guitar... oh my goodness. Let's just say that definitely adds to his attractiveness :-)

Types are funny. You know how we say about a certain guy (or girl, if you're a guy), "He/she is/isn't my type." It's interesting how we all prefer different "types." Awhile back, I was interested in a guy, but told my sister that he was really not my type at all. She, being madly in love with her boyfriend-at-the-time-but-now-fiance, gave me her little piece of advice: "Throw your type out the window." hahaha. Apparently, Troy isn't the type she would have seen herself with, but there they are :-) So that was her advice to me. But anyway, nothing ended up happening with that guy - though it came pretty close.
But yeah - I think my type is the "manly" type, haha. Strong, hard-working, pickup truck type. And like I said, playing guitar is always a plus ;-) But who knows. I might end up "throwing that out the window," in Briana's words.

So today was To Write Love On Her Arms Day. I've never participated before, but decided to this year. It was pretty fun. If you're unfamiliar with it -- it's exactly what it sounds like, you write "love" on your arms :-) But the purpose of it is awareness for people suffering with depression and self-injury. Everyone needs to know that they are LOVED... no matter where they are in life. Pretty neat little gesture to remember those around us who are suffering in that way, and a reminder to reach out and show LOVE.

Andddd... now I am going to say goodnight, and maybe go look up a few guitar chords to practice :-)

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