playing it cool

Sunday, March 29, 2015

jeweled top | jeans | similar shoes | glasses | photographer: my sweet mentee clarissa 
coat is a European find c/o Mrs. Catherine!

I think I've been trying to play it cool, when really things have been all over the place, in the best way honestly. 
However, despite all the goodness entering my life, my thoughts have been drifting back a lot to perception - specifically other's perception of me. When I started blogging and sharing my thoughts and feelings, or what have you, in this little corner of the internet,  I never really considered it. I knew I wanted to put my voice out there into the world. I knew I always had this innate desire to connect with someone I would have never met otherwise - or possibly would never meet- but to feel connected nevertheless because there was this a similar belief that pumped through our veins.  But I never thought twice about what I was writing because I just wrote about what rang true to me. About what was placed on my heart, about what I believed, about what stages I was going through. And over time, it suddenly turned into this amazing place where I've received an overwhelming community of support and love and some pretty incredible friendships.  It's pretty magnificent what Jesus can do with the internet.

 But over time, especially in this year, I've realized there have been times where I've been hesitant to share more of my heart here. Where I'm at. Where I'm going through. Whether it be because I'm nervous for some unforseen reason, or I'm afraid how it will be taken, or because I think maybe it's just not what people are interested in seeing. But fear -- well, that's not how this place started out. I earnestly want this to be a place where people can come to feel understood, and not alone in this crazy journey, but I also want it to be a place where people leave feeling more than that. Whether it be more inspired, more refreshed, more knowledgable, more interested in something new, or just like they're more than enough. 

So as this little corner of the internet grows, I just wanted to share my heart regarding this blog with you.  I want to keep it centered around that mission. And I want to thank you so much for being a part of this journey. I've been saying this for a while now, but I promise -- much more goodness is to come!

love you guys,


  1. Great post! Those shoes are so cute <3

  2. LOVE LOVE LOVE <3 Thanks for your honesty + your bravery + your voice, Kelsey! I'm gonna have to use that side profile + popped leg pose sometime (; haha

  3. I am so encouraged by this! Thank you for sharing despite all that you had been feeling. Those little movements in faith make all the difference Dear! <3