"The world is but a canvas to the imagination." -HDT

Friday, February 26, 2010

Take a Seat

If every eye chart looked like this, I would gladly take an eye test whenever possible :)

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Mindly Matters

"Your mind is like a bright, colorful, parakeet that won't stop talking when I want to go to bed. But even though the people around that colorful parakeet could let it go, they just can't get rid of it. Because they love that bird way too much." -Nate

So tell me, what's your mind look like? 

God's Fingerprints

My best friend Nate, and I are known for having these really crazy moments.  Those kind of moments where you just know that God's fingerprints are all over the circumstance.  Our meeting was one of those God moments, when we randomly ran into each other outside our dorm and hit it off immediately. Our relationship is proof that God exists as it is, I'm beyond blessed to have him in my life.

My senior year of high school I was diagnosed with Polycystical Ovarian Syndrome, a disease that affects the female organs, outer appearance, and chemical and hormonal balances in the body. When I came to college, I was feeling pretty lost but with time, prayer, and some unfortunate moments along the way, I discovered Nate and since then,  he's helped me to put my trust in God that there's a reason I've been given this disease to deal with.

Nate and I have recently had some problems with our close friends and it's really torn us up. What used to be 4 best friends has now turned into two separate groups of friends. And since Nate and I come in a package deal, nothing seems to be working for the four of us to be on the same page again. So after many long conversations over coffee and late night crying sessions, we've come to the conclusion that something must be done. The question is more of what can possibly be done because we know what the problems are but they do not.  So the other night during a recital, I was praying about it and was feeling pretty lost about the situation so I texted my other best friend Ally asking for her opinion on the matter. She texted me back saying that life decisions are hard to make but sometimes they have to be done.  She concluded the text with the Bible verse John 15:13 and told me she loved me and that it would be okay.

Since I was in the middle of a recital, I didn't have my Bible on me so I texted Nate and my roommate Ashley to look up the verse and let me know what it was.  They both responded saying:
 "Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends."

Later in the evening Nate, Ash, and I all went to our campus ministry, Campus Crusade for Christ.  The speaker went up to give the message and asked us to flip in our Bible's to John 15.  Ash whispered my name, telling me to look at the screen and as I was turning in my Bible, Nate and I both realized that the Bible verse that was up on the screen was the verse that Ally had texted me earlier and the message was on working out relationships. Although these moments happen to me and Nate quite a bit, they never fail to amaze me, especially this time. We needed to know that God was going to take care of our situation with our friends and this was his way of saying that He was there. Just when you're feeling lost, God sends a reminder to us to let us know that He's still there and to wait out the storm. A reminder to tell us that even though He may not be fixing the whole problem he's aware of the situation and his fingerprints are all over it.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010


I discovered this morning the beauty of walking across the music bridge when the sun is coming through the trees, while listening Joe Pug.  It kind of brings you back to yourself when begin to take in the amazingness that surrounds us 24/7.  I think sometimes the early morning is the only time that the earth is too tired to worry about being corrupt and just rests in it's natural beauty waiting for the new day. Simplicity is a beautiful thing in my life, a rare, but beautiful thing.  I wouldn't trade this corrupt world for any other worldly procession but it's nice to catch it off guard once and awhile, when it's not looking and observe just how lovely it's peaceful sleep is.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010


According to the news the other night, 49 out of the 50 states currently have snow! North Carolina being one of them, which is quite a shocker for those who live in the Greensboro area who only experience ice and rain instead of snow. We've become quite spoiled with this snow.  There's currently a trash can lid in my closet that was used as a sled for this fabulous white happiness that graced our campus two weeks ago. After a spoiling week of delays and missed school, we're all praying for a little more snow but thankfully in the shady part of campus this college student's best friend is still present and makes for a fabulous model for photography opportunities  :)

my best friend and I watching the snow clouds roll in. 

the bridge to the music building and a back pathway behind campus still bare the beauty of winter days.

Clouds in My Tea

I have a slight obsession with hot tea.  Don't ask me why, I'm not sure myself.  However, I do know that my fabulous roommate made me the most amazing coffee/tea cup for our move-into college day and that the thing I miss most about fall days are Saturday mornings spent at the Green Bean coffee shop with my best friend of 15 years.  My suggestions for flavors? Try Orange Dulce by Mighty Leaf, or if you're ever in the Pacific Northwest, pick up my personal favorite, Huckleberry Tea, in the Multonomah Falls area of Oregon. :)

Thursday, February 11, 2010

I Dreamed a Dream

antique shops in downtown Greensboro always hold the most amazing treasures, the kind of treasures that remind you that it's never too late to dream. 

Greetings :)

Hello, my name is Annaliese but you can call me Anya :) 
So what's the point of this blog, you ask?
It's meant to bring attention to the little things in life that make my world so beautiful. As time goes on, you'll learn more about my life and inspirations but for now, just know that life is beautiful, you're beautiful, and if you keep yours eyes open and heart free, then today will be a fabulous day. :) 

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