Blood bites


I’m really hating getting bloodwork right now.  Today made the second office visit, and sixth stick with no results.  What. The. Heck!

I guess I’ll just try again tomorrow…this time at the lab.  They better get it or I’ll be really upset…

ATL Collective presents Jeff Buckley – Grace


Tonight Will and I saw an amazing show by ATL Collective, Jeff Buckley’s Grace.  ATL Collective is a super tallented collaboration of local musicians who cover albums from start to finish. 

This show was no exception.  I first saw them at Eddie’s Attic last year, and that’s how I was introduced to Prisca and Faye Webster. 

Tonight I was introduced to a few more musicians that I can’t wait to learn more about – Landon Pigg, Adron, and Marshall Ruffin. 


Music is such a beautiful thing.  It seeps into every crack of your soul and vibrates perfectly.

Nursing school blues


I’m sure it’s a normal reaction, but lately I’ve been doubting my career choice.  Not that I’m quitting or anything…I just wonder if it will be worth it.  If I’ll be “happy” at the end of all this.

Finding satisfaction in my job is a key factor for me.  If I don’t have that, it’s hard for me to stick with it.  And right now…I’m not happy.

Sure, I know, nobody needs to tell me…nursing school is hard.  Yeah, I know.  I’m almost done.  I get it.  But what happens after school.  I guess that’s what I’m scared of. 

Days like today (where I’m overwhelmed and stressed out) make me think about all this…and wonder…is this what I really want?

Happy 1 year!


Today marks 1 year for Will and I.  It’s crazy to think that it’s been that long!  But, this past year has given me the peace I needed and many days filled with love.

We went to Sweetwater Creek Park today and… It. Was. Hot.  This place is so beautiful, and I can’t wait until the weather is nice enough that I can spend hours there.

While taking pictures, I noticed that someone had balanced some rocks in the creek, and it reminded me of  Its a really interesting site that everyone should check out.

Cotton balls


I love cotton ball clouds.  Just seeing them floating in the sky makes me smile. 

Little happy clouds, full of hope and warm fuzzies…

Sick days


When you’re young, you look forward to staying home from school because you’re “sick”…but when you’re older, and “really” sick, it’s not fun at all.

The past two days have been hazy for me.  Wednesday afternoon, after work, I was a wreck.  I don’t know if it was due to heat exhaustion from work or a stomach bug, but either way I was seriously messed up. 

I was fighting a fever, throwing up, and sleeping the day away.  I lost 7 pounds in two days (which I’m sure I’ll unfortunatley gain back sooner than I lost it), and I was constantly in pain and weak.

It sucked.

Let’s not do that again, please.

Broken pieces


I’m overwhelmed and under stimulated.

I’m bored and don’t know what to do.

I’m broke and even if I do think of something to do, I can’t afford it.

I feel self destructive, but the sane part of me is keeping me glued together.

I want something, but I can’t figure out what.

But the worst part is, I can’t explain these feelings properly…and no one understands what I mean.

Off balance


Do you ever have moments or days where you “just don’t feel right”?

The past few days have been that way for me…and I don’t like it.  I’ve been super emotional and easily set off.  Which is just not me.  I mean, yes, I am an emotional being…but this is crazy.

I feel drained.  And anxious. 

Lacking any motivation to get done what needs to go done.  And yet looking for something to go do.

It’s. Frustrating.

Watercolor skies


I know, I know.  I didn’t even manage to take one day off!

All day long things kept jumping out at me yelling “take my picture” “look at me” “don’t forget”.

The one thing that I loved most about today was the sky.  I always love when there are clouds mixed in the sky.  Today was no exception.

All day long I noticed the clouds, and on my way home they were especially beautiful.  My phone would do it no justice, so I didn’t try.  Every few minutes, or every few turns, the colors were changing and creating a beautiful watercolor in the sky.

Sunsets.  That’s what I miss most about Florida.  No matter what mood I was in, a trip down to the beach to watch the sunset would make my day.  Especially when the clouds were in the sky creating magical creatures and feelings of being trapped inside them.

Day 365!


So.  This is Charlie.

It’s been 1 full year today.  365 days of photos.  365 days…wow.  I actually did it.

It’s been a long year full of many memories and many changes.  I am so grateful to of had a place to voice myself.

To those of you who have been with me from the start, thank you.

To those of you who have joined me along the way, thank you as well.

I’ll end the year with this:
6 things I’ve learned over the past 365 days

1) Everyday, is a lot.

2) I love documenting my life. 
This is something I’ve known for awhile, but rarely take the time to actually do.

3) Create for yourself – not others.
I’m not doing these projects for other people.  Some days I just don’t have the energy to get a “good” picture…and that’s ok.

4) I do like positive feedback, but I don’t need it.

5) Listen to your gut, and be adventurous.  Don’t be too scared to go for it, you might surprise yourself.

6) There is something interesting everywhere…you just have to be willing to take the time to look for it .

Thanks again, and till next time! :)

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