Seasons of Change

Change is inevitable. It’s not always bad, nor good. But it always happens.

A friend once told me that my life was like a movie. And now I see what she means. My life has changed crazily and rapidly. In one year, I went from a 4-H homeschool girl with big dreams and plenty of time for adventures to a run-from-class-to-class college student juggling two jobs.

But the dreams are still there.

Dreams of traveling the world with a pen and paper, the wind in your face and sun on your hair. Of early mornings in the garden with coffee, and late nights on the porch rocker watching the starts come out. Of sleeping on the beach and hiking in the mountain. Of getting the last paragraph typed.

I had this dream my life would be.

And so I’ve let go of my lifeguard job so I could have more time to start my little business and more time to write. Time. Every time I’ve let go of something to free myself up, I’ve looked back and wondered how I lived through that season.

And that’s life.

The real and the messy. The mud, blood, and tears.

Well, not too much blood. So far my worst injury was shooting myself with a nail gun and I aim to keep it that way. So let’s hope my aim is better.

Here’s to the raw.

I cried last night. And have lately…a lot. With everything swirling out of your control, sometimes the weight of the world seems upon you. But it’s not. And it’s under His control.

Isn’t it so awesome that our God never changes?

Be very sure, your anchor holds and grips the Solid Rock!

Ruth Cye Jones
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June/July Highlights

Hi all,

It’s been quite a summer so far, as in I’ve been soooooo busy!

But I just finished my summer semester and got my 4.0 so that’s all good. I also had to complete a bunch of extra summer jobs. Now I’m busy trying to get everything ready for school in fall and finish setting up my house. (I’ve found that I love indoor plants.) Pics coming soon!

I’ve also been working on my new business, hannah’s honeybees. I’ll share a link with you all once my website is up so you can check out my products.

For the fun part though, I had a great visit with my cousin.

Looking forward to the fair! I’ll be entering some of my pictures.

Hannah

May Highlights

Currently smiling ’cause school’s out and I got my 4.0 GPA. Booyah! ✌

The month has been pretty jam packed with finishing up school and finals. (It’s weird how you get so lazy at the end of the semester. I start calculating how many points I can afford to miss before I lose my A.)

But I did some cool stuff, too.

For one, I went to Canada! Finally got to use my passport that I spent some buck$ on! (And there definitely will be more use put into that!)

Nelson, Canada
And here I am on the ferry boat #supercoolstuff 😂 ik I’m so rad, right?

And I got to dress up for work for the annual Lost in the 50’s car show.

50’s outfit for work. Kinda ended up looking more like Rosie the Riveter, though, haha!

Lame pic, but yanno, it’s all I got. P.S: I worked a double shift . . . backstory for the Rockstar. Another fun fact, I found my entire outfit like the day before at the thrift shop, so how’s that for awesome….also my terrible last minute planning is showing, but just being honest here, folks.

And I took my good friend and her sister camping since I’m missing her bachelorette party. Let’s just say after forgetting the keys and having to run back for them, almost wrecking my car by driving over a cement post, and then getting the keys but lacking the skills to unlock the camper for the first 10 minutes, we knew it was going to be a awesome party.

That frog, man. I found that frog at the lake 🤣

I got to try out my photography skills (or lack thereof) on a super fun trip through Washington looking for old barns and other cool stuff. We found an old farmhouse with letters dated back in the early 1900s. (Haha, they were like from Virginia’s time.)

That also brought on another fit of allergies (I developed an allergic reaction to mold last spring) and let’s just say I spent last night feeling like I was going to puke, and crawling down the stairs at 4:10 a.m. to head out for lifeguarding was pretty rough.

However, it was worth it! Below you may view my official portfolio. 😊

Currently, I’m looking forward to boating time on the lake, the last four days before summer semester starts (ahhhhh, why so fast, pleaz stop), and living off of something other than Mexican food at work or the box of granola bars from Costco in the trunk of my car (which are currently melting as the weather gets warmer). #thecollegelife

I actually baked a bit today! (Ha, and I’m that girl that used to bake all the family’s bread from age 11 on up. I learned that not using these skills can make you start losing them. Starting to understand why so many girls get married out of college without knowing how to cook.)

Currently making biscotti for those awesome guys at the local tire shop who constantly patched my tires and kept me running to school and work on time.🙌 Cuz for real, sometimes I’m just that helpless…

But I sincerely believe I’m living my best life.

So until we chat again, keep your powder dry.

Much love,

~Hannah

“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.”

James 1:17 ESV

April Highlights

THREE MORE WEEKS!!!

Guys, I have three more weeks of school, then I’m out!

For two weeks before summer.

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                         Lake Coeur d’Alene NIC campus

I also have to return my camera to the school when the semester is out, so I’m looking for a new one. I’ve learned I like to take people pictures the most, because they’re so full of life.

Here’s a pic my friend snapped while I was doing some shots for her.

And sadly, that’s all I got. I promise you my next month will be more exciting!

~Hannah

March Highlights

03/25/19

Did someone say spring?

Yes! I did.

Haha, yes I know that was a lame joke.

I’m so thrilled that spring break is here, and I only have 5 weeks left at school! . . . .then 2 free weeks before summer semester starts……

But for now, FREEDOM!

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04/15/19

Then I ended up covering shifts but it’s all good.

So here’s my March highlights now I’m finally above the waters a bit.

It’s finally warming up, so between classes we go out on the beach! My college campus is conveniently located on the shores of lake Coeur d’Alene.

I chaperoned at a youth retreat in Montana where I snapped this pic at an old phone booth of the highway. We climbed up the buttes behind the campus in snow a few feet deep for some fun. 

This YMCA office has been my homework place lately during my breaks. Which I actually should be doing at the moment since I got an assignment due. Until next time, cheers!

February Highlights

I picked my college degree focus!

Well, I picked two actually: Journalism and photography.

And this is the girl who was never going to go to college. Hahahaha

I started out attending school last fall, with the intention of taking only English classes so I could better my writing skills. I ended up taking English and joining a choir. (I thought I was just signing up for voice lessons, haha.)

And then….

I thought college was kinda cool

….and I found out I only needed to take one math class to compete a degree.

Fun Fact: I hate math.

So,

I decided to get an AA.

Originally, I was going to go for English. But then my adviser enrolled me in a journalism class that I ended up loving. And I realized I didn’t like the English program.

After some research, I found out with only 4 more classes, so one semester, I could add an AA in photography, too.

So let’s hope I get through college soon so I have more time for writing.

This wasn’t a regular monthly highlight. But, that’s cause all I’ve done this month is work and school.

But here’s a photo of my latest toy I borrowed from the journalism department. Pretty soon you should start seeing some shots. Let’s hope I’m a natural 🙂

this is a picture of a camera, but I
would like to point out that my Converse are pretty sweet, too