At the centre of it all…

When we keep God
At the centre
Good things happen

Feeling far away
Is the result
Of imbalance

The balance of life
Will inevitably tip
If we take God off centre

Life becomes a game
A balancing act
Of keeping God centered

It’s a confusing game
We think it’s difficult
But it doesn’t even take much effort

Life with God
At the centre
Is the simplest life

It’s the easiest
And best
Way to live

When the balance
Is even & steady
Life feels perfect

Keeping it that way
Might take effort
And feel difficult
But…
The centering game
Is the most rewarding
Gift from God


Thanks for reading!
I hope this reminded you to keep God at the centre of your life because where He is at the centre, He will do amazing things in & with your life!
Click the picture below to listen to an inspiring song about keeping Him at the centre!

This post was inspired by this song!

-LiveForAdventure! 🙂

Office Job…

Sitting here
Thinking
Spinning around
In this chair
At this desk
My desk?
Writing
These words
On paper
To process life
Typing
Something random
To look busy
Doing homework
Feeling
Weird and confused
Asking
So many questions
About the future
God, how did I get here?
Waiting
For an answer
In the meantime
I continue
To sit here
At this desk
Learning
To be professional


Thanks for reading!
That poem was inspired by my current “job” here in Australia.
It’s kind of a long story about how I got here, so to keep it short, click this link to learn about what I’m currently doing here.
And, click this link to learn more about what I’ve been doing here for the past 7 months!

-LiveForAdventure! 🙂

Spiral…

“Sometimes on this journey,
I get lost in my own mistakes.
But, my story isn’t over,
my story’s just begun.”

Can you hear me?
I’m spiraling.
Help!

Where am I?
I’m stuck in my thoughts.
Help!

When will this end?
I’m tired of always fighting.
Help!

Is anyone out there?
I’m begging to be free.
Help!


I feel like I’m:

Loosing myself
Brewing in self hatred
Swallowing with guilt
Thinking too much
Breaking everything I touch
Talking down to myself
Coping with the pain wrongly
Trying to change myself
Feeling like giving up
Dwelling on my past
Building my walls up higher
Learning to trust no one


God, I’m drowing
Deeper and deeper
Will you release me from this spiral?

My thoughts & emotions
Have taken over
Can you get them back?

God, I need you
And your amazing love
Will you help me?

I’ve lost the will to fight
I feel like giving up
Will you free me from this pain?

God, I need you
To remind me of your presence
Can you show me your love?


With God, I feel like I’m:

Winning back myself
Brewing in His love
Swallowing with ease
Thinking to gain wisdom
Breaking down walls
Talking about the truth
Swearing to never go back
Striving to be better
Feeling His love
Dwelling in His presence
Building friendships
Learning to trust again


Thanks for reading!
I hope this reminded you that you can always call out to God in difficult times,
& He will always listen and help you because:

YOU NEVER HAVE TO DO ANYTHING ALONE!

-LiveForAdventure! 🙂

Hide n’ Seek with Myself

Who am I?
What’s my talent?
Where do I belong?
When is it gonna be my time?
How will I find it?

All these questions
Remain unanswered
Leaving me lost
And confused
Searching for more

I can’t seem to see
Nothing gets better
I feel stuck
In this endless cycle
Of this identity crisis

All my life
I’ve searched
And tried to get out
But life always catches me
And I fall backwards

But I don’t give up
I continue
I press on
Moving forward
Must be better

. . .

Because I still believe
That my time
Is coming
So I hold on
To the Hope

I no longer fear
I am held
I have hope
I must be patient
I will make it

I will find me
I can’t hide forever
I must continue to seek
I will end
This game


Thanks for reading!
I hope this post inspired you to never stop searching because one day you will find yourself & everything will fall into perfect place.
This post was inspired by: I Still Believe

-LiveForAdventure! 🙂

Love Feeling Confused!

A poem about confusion.

. . .

A daily battle…

What do I want?
Where do I wanna be?
Who do I trust?
Why am I here?

So many questions…

When do I find it?
How do I know?
Where do I go?

With no answers…

Going in circles
Like an endless cycle
I just can’t decide

. . .

What if it’s a test?
Am I failing?
Or passing?

There’s only one way to find out

Gotta embrace it
Learn from it
Start to enjoy it


Sometimes we just gotta embrace the confusion because it could bring clarity. When we start to love being confused, we start to ask questions, and we get more and more answers.
And, eventually all our questions will be answered, and we will have clarity.

We gotta love being confused because it’s out of confusion that we can find our answers!

-LiveForAdventure! 🙂

Hearing v.s. Understanding

I heard the call
I answered the call
I fulfilled the call

But,

I don’t understand the call
I don’t feel the call
I don’t see the call

But,

I know I heard the call
I know I’m supposed to be here
I know this is right

But,

I don’t know why
I don’t know what I’m doing
I don’t know; what if I’m wrong?


You see, hearing & understanding the call are two different things.
You can hear it so clearly, & still not understand what it means.


That’s my life right now.
I heard the call & I answered it, but I don’t know what I’m doing.
So, I’m learning that this is where faith plays a big role in answering the call.
It all comes back to trust; trusting that saying yes to the call will always lead to something great.


Thanks for reading!
I hope this inspired to always keep the faith because
something good will eventually come from it.

-LiveForAdventure! 🙂

Now, what?

Now, we learn to become a missionary!


We learn to turn those sacrifices into choices.

We stop feeling lonely & start making friends.

We replace fatigue with excitement.

We let go of anxiety & find peace.

We don’t feel defeated, just courage to win.

We stop doubting & learn to trust.


We always know everything will work out fine!


Thanks for reading! I hope this post inspired you to make the best of every situation by turning negative experiences into positive results.

-LiveForAdventure! 🙂

Day 1 in Buenos Aires, Argentina

I made it to Buenos Aires, Argentina! 

. . . 

My first 24 hours here were a whirlwind of emotions. I couldn’t believe that I was actually here (it seems too surreal). I was so happy that I finally made it!
But, after the initial feeling of amazement and happiness, the culture shock hit me. 
I didn’t know what to feel or what to do.
I couldn’t remember why I wanted to come here in the first place.
I was afraid to speak Spanish to ask for directions, and as a result, I would get lost a lot
I would shut down in the middle of the street, and basically cry because I didn’t know what I was doing or where I was going. (I felt lost and alone.) 

In summary, my first 24 hours were filled with all the ups and downs of culture shock.

. . . 

Now that I’ve been here for more than 48 hours, I am much more confident in my Spanish (I actually want to speak it), I know my way around the city much better now, and I’ve learned that it’s completely normal to feel culture shock.

So, my advice for anyone traveling to a completely new country (especially for the first time) is to know that culture shock is completely normal (even if it’s your millionth time traveling abroad)
Everyone will feel it differently, and every country will be a different type of shock because there’s always at least one thing that changes.

 . . . 

All that to say that, I am absolutely loving Argentina, my new found perspective on things, and I can’t wait to see what adventures the next 3 months hold.

. . .

Thanks for reading! 

Follow this blog for updates when I upload a new post from my next adventures
(I promise, it will be more exciting than this one)!
And, click HERE to check out the video from my trip getting here!


-LiveForAdventure! 🙂

Trust the process

You don’t know,
What will happen tomorrow.

You don’t know,
Where life will take you.

You don’t know,
How you will feel.

You don’t know,
Why things happen.

You just,
Don’t know.

You can’t plan,
Your whole life.

It will just happen,
The way it’s supposed to.

And nothing you do,
Can ultimately change that.

Those decisions,
Shouldn’t stress you.

They won’t end your life.
So, don’t worry too much about them.

You can try your absolute best,
To create an amazing life for yourself.

But, in the end,
Life will just happen.

There’s nothing you can do,
You can’t change it.

But, you can,
Make it even better.

Just work towards your dreams.
And, be happy and thankful everyday.


Thanks for reading!

This poem was inspired by: A wise friend who once told me:
“Just trust the process!”.

-LiveForAdventure! 🙂

Say cheese!

Just once a day.
Show your teeth.
Or at least, your dimples.
Even if you don’t feel like it.

It doesn’t mean your fake.
It means –
You’re strong enough –
To smile through the pain.

Saying cheese –
Is a sign of strength.
Even if only once a day,
It can really help!

It can make a horrible day –
A little better.
By bringing a little light –
In someones’ darkness.

So, smile at strangers.
They could be going through a lot.
Your smile could save them.
It could be their turning point.

So, just SMILE!


 

Thanks for reading!
I hope this post was a good reminder that a smile can truly change someones’ day (maybe even yours). So, just smile! 🙂

-LiveForAdventure! 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blessed life!

Look around.
What do you see?
Chaos or peace?
Yelling or praying?
What is surrounding you?

. . .

Do you appreciate it all?
Or do you take advantage of it?
Are you humbled by it?
Or are you overlooking it all?

Do you care about others?
Or, do you say:
“Everyone for themselves!”
“You gotta make your own life!”

Are you a helper?
A fighter?
A lover?
Or, a hater?

Do you appreciate the world we live in?
Or, do you constantly think it’s trash;
That we created,
And, you don’t think it can be cleaned up.

Are you an optimist?
Or, a pessimist?
Where do you draw the line?
Between, good and bad?

. . .

Where SHOULD we draw the line?
Between, good and bad?

What defines “good”?
What makes something “bad”?

Is it in the perspective?
Or, is it just a fact?

Why are some things considered “good”?
And, other things considered “bad”?

Between killing and loving?
We know which is better,
by the way it feels.

But, what about?
Between loving or helping?
They both feel “good”..

But, can they really both BE “good”?
Think about it this way:

Some people don’t want help,
So, that’s their “bad” one; while others –
Don’t like love because they’ve never truly felt it.

So, can some things be, both, good and bad?
Is it really just all in the perspective of the person?

. . .

There’s never just one way to look at something. There’s always a different perspective. There will always be someone with a different opinion, and, that’s what makes life so great & interesting.
Meeting people with different perspectives, and, learning about their views on life.

That’s why I love to travel. It makes me feel so blessed. And, happy. And, accomplished.
I want to learn, and experience as many perspectives as I can, good and bad. So, I can see the world through a different type of blessed, and see how truly blessed I am.


Thanks for reading!
I hope this post inspired you to never take life for granted, and to:

-LiveForAdventure! 🙂

Rain…

The sound of rain –
I hear it outside my window
It’s a calming, and sometimes annoying sound.
I stare out at the rainy world!

The feel of rain –
I feel it –
Soaking through my clothes.
It makes me cold and soggy,
But, I can’t be mad at it.

Rainy days are not fun.
But, they are a great reminder –
To never overlook the sunny days.

Never just take advantage of the sun, because the rain will come.

But, after the rain,

The sun will come out again,
And, maybe it’ll even form a beautiful rainbow.

So, I wait for the end of the rain.
I sit here,
Shivering and drenched,
But, still not complaining.

. . .

Just give the sun, and rain their turn in the spotlight. Just like the sun, and the moon.

During the day, the sun outshines the moon, but at night, when the sun is sleeping, the moon has it’s time to shine.

We must appreciate the rain (moon) while waiting for the sun to come out again.

And, one great way to appreciate the rain is to remember this:

The rain is our great reminder –
To be grateful for everything,
And to find the good in everyday,
And to stop complaining about rain.

So, instead,

Let’s stand out in the rain!
Let’s get cold, and soggy!

Let’s wait for it to dry!
Let’s feel the rain!


Thanks for reading!

I hope this post inspired you to appreciate the small (sometimes annoying) things in life because they can make all the difference!

-LiveForAdventure! 🙂

Earth + 7.6 billion people = Small world?

“It’s a big world out there!”
.
“Wow, what a small world!”
.
^ Two very different sayings that, somehow, both make sense!
Here’s a “poem” that I wrote, trying to explain that fact:


The world is huge
There’s only ONE world
But, it’s a BIG world

7.6 billion people
On ONE “small” planet
And you haven’t even met half of them!

Think about that!

7.6 billion!
And you’re here..
In your “small” town,
With MUCH less than a half a tenth of 7.6 billion!

The world is NOT small!
In fact,
It’s the complete opposite!
It’s GIGANTIC!

So, TRAVEL!
At least once!
In your entire lifetime!

Take a plane,
To a foreign country –
Meet new people,
Experience a different culture,
Smell different fresh air,
Feel different heat,
Experience a different way of life!

The other side of the world –
Does not need to be scary.
It can be interesting,
And super exciting!

So, TRAVEL!
And, then –
You’ll finally realize –
The real size of the world!

7.6 billion people!
In this “small” –
But, GIGANTIC world!

How is that possible?
That 7.6 billion people can –
Make this world feel small?

The only way to understand this –
Is to go to a foreign country,
And, meet some of those 7.6 billion people!


Thanks for reading!

If 7.6 billion people can live on this planet in “perfect” harmony, I think the world is pretty big! And, all I want to do is travel and meet as many of them as possible, to find out how similar we all really are on this planet we all call earth.

-LiveForAdventure! 🙂