The Feeling of Feeling

Wow, it has been quite a while since my last post. Life has been crazier than ever. There is a very little amount of down-time in college. And when I am blessed with a break in the chaos I am sleeping. Last weekend I competed in a horse show in Greensboro, NC. I finally got to see my wonderful horse after three weeks of dreadful separation. Below is a picture of us. Man, I missed him. 

He is so photogenic. Is it strange for me to envy my horse?

Last Thursday was the USC vs. Southern Miss. game. Unfortunately I did not get a ticket, but I went to see Eat, Pray, Love with my Bid Day Buddy, Maggie. Below is what I wore to the movie. I am loving the multi-brooch look. The jacked is from B.P. at Nordstrom. The shirt is Ella Moss. The jeggings are CJ. And my shoes are Sam Edelman. The top two brooches are vintage, one being my mother's, the other my late grandmother. And the Dalmatian is from Mykonos. 
Oh, and I didn't get a ticket for the Georgia game, either. I am so upset. Currently I am refreshing the TicketReturn page over and over again in an attempt to find an available ticket. Please, wish me luck. 
So, my thoughts on Eat, Pray, Love: 
A great, heartwarming movie that makes one smile. However, I cannot help but wonder if Elizabeth Gilbert is truly happy after all the experiences mentioned in her book. Now, I should probably read the book before I begin my expressing of opinions, but I did a little research on this intriguing woman. I visited her website just now and it turns out there was a TED video featuring her. I listened to all 19 minutes of it, and she doesn't quite seem like the woman Julia Roberts portrayed. She is so intelligent. Her words seem to run together in a beautiful melody. She is smooth and attention grabbing. But I feel she isn't quite as sure of who she is as one might think after seeing this film. Based on her TED video, she might just be a little unstable. She is constantly searching for something reliable on which to base her life. Maybe she hasn't reached Christ, yet? I do not know, but I just hope that this movie doesn't inspire people to search in the wrong places to find themselves. The TED video is quite enlightening, though, and I suggest you to watch it. 

So I finished Hosea and now I am going to read all four gospels in order. I just began Matthew, but yesterday one of my daily devotional groups on Facebook sent me this verse:

"Dear friends, do not be surprised at the painful trial you are suffering, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice that you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed. If you are insulted because of the name of Christ, you are blessed, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you." ~1 Peter 4:12-14

I love this. It makes all the experiences and overwhelming feelings of college worthwhile. 

My recently added: Dave Barnes, Avett Brothers (finally, they were selling the album on amazon for 5 dollars!), and Trevor Hall

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