The Moon Keeps Shinning!

As I sit here
under the stars
starring at the moon
watching the clouds go by
listening to my best friend
I can’t help
but be intrigued
by the metaphor
in front of me
in the brightness
of the moon

It just keeps shinning
no matter how dark
the clouds get
or how many
clouds cover it
it never dims it’s light

That’s the metaphor

And that’s what
I’m learning
and striving to be
more like the moon

To never
let the darkness
dim my light


Thanks for reading! I hope this poem inspired you to keep shinning; even in the darkest of places & times because the Light of the world can live inside of you. And, when it does, your light will never fade!

This post was inspired by the picture on this post, this song, (and Christmas time)! 🙂

-LiveForAdventure! 🙂

M E R R Y C H R I S T M A S !

I’ll be Everything!

So,
You feel like you’re drowning,
Can’t seem to surface,
Without fighting it,
Just try surrendering.

So,
Your heart is heavy, I know,
Everything is dark now,
But just know,
I am here now.

So,
Keep rising up,
You are surfacing,
Keep making it through,
You are getting closer.

So,
Listen to my voice,
Watch me move,
Unexpected things,
Start to happen when,
You trust me,
In the mystery.

Please know,
I am everything,
Forever and always,
I will never leave.
I am a place,
For you to lay your burdens,
I will be your peace,
I am all you need.


Thanks for reading! I hope this post reminded you that when you feel like something is missing in your life, all you have to do is LOOK UP!

-LiveForAdventure! 🙂

This post was inspired by this song!

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! 🙂

Cafe Saturday

Sitting here
Starring out

Into the city
From this cafe
I can’t help

But think
How God
Did I
Get here?

Just a random
Saturday in winter
Here in Australia
With
So many visions
So many dreams
So many plans
Just chasing God
With my life
And so far
He has never
Let me down
And
Here I am
Just sitting here
In His presence
In the comfort
In the love
In the protection
Of my Father

He has
Always been
Holding me
Protecting me
Fighting battles
All so
I would
Never worry

I know a God
That worries for me
He takes my burdens
And frees me from
EVERYTHING
And –
He gives me
A Saturday filled
With His love


Thanks for reading!
I hope this post reminded you that God is always with you (even on a random Saturday in a foreign city in a random cafe). He is everywhere, ready to protect & comfort you!

-LiveForAdventure! 🙂

No More Hiding!

My time has come
Hope has won
I’ve been found

Fear is gone
Love has won
I’ve been covered

The lies are gone
Truth has won
I’ve been set free from doubts

Broken love has vanished
Peace has won
I’ve stopped running

Quitting has no place here
Comfort has won
I’ve found my home

Hiding places have disappeared
Light has won
I’ve started shinning


Thanks for reading!
I hope this post encouraged you to come out of hiding
because life really is so much better when you are free!
Don’t hide who you are because it’s only hurting you;
God is waiting for you to realize that you have been found!
He is greater than all your fears; stop hiding & trust Him!

-LiveForAdventure! 🙂

P.S. This post was inspired by: This Song!

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! 🙂

Confused, & ready!

I’m here. Unsure. Discouraged. Confused. Questioning. Tired.


But, why?


I’m here. Unpacked. Settled. Exploring. Writing. Ready.


Now, what?


Thanks for reading! Part 2 is coming soon!

-LiveForAdventure! 🙂

P.S. I’ve made it to Australia! I was inspired to write the above post because school starts tomorrow, and I literally don’t know what I’m doing, or exactly why I’m here. But, I will trust the process.

P.P.S. if you want to follow along my journey in real-time, follow my Instagram.

From Follow Me! To Send Me!

“Is this what you really want?
What about all my failures?
Will you take this shame I feel?
Can you really use me?”

“This is what I want for you.
I forgive you.
I can & will use you.
Are you ready?”

“*Sobbing…*

Okay, I’ll think about it…”

“I promise these things.
I will use your talents.
I will teach you great things.
I will help you.
I will equip you.
All you have to do is…

Trust & Follow me!”

“Okay, I’m ready.
I will stop running.
I surrender.
Here I am.

Send me!”


Thanks for reading!
I hope this inspired you to stop doubting yourself, stop running, & just have faith.

-LiveForAdventure! 🙂

P.S. This post was inspired by my next trip (coming up in less than 3 weeks)!!!
I can finally tell you more about it!
I am going to Australia for 6 months (maybe longer…), and I’m so excited about this new adventure; I can’t wait to share all about it on this blog!
If you’re interested in learning more about where I’m going, & what I’ll be doing, check out:

The Start Of Something New!

The Start of Something New…

Here I am!
Ready for this new experience!
Open to new challenges!
I have made room for new lessons!
I am here!
And, I am ready (bring on 2020)!


I am currently in the process of going to study abroad in Australia.
By “in the process” I mean; I’ve already spoken to the school, and sent my tuition deposit. And, I have been approved for a 10 months student visa (2020 in Australia, here I come). So, the only paperwork I have left is to purchase my flight ticket!!!


And, although I’ve already travelled to many foreign countries on my own, something about this process feels different somehow…
…I feel like this experience is gonna change a lot more than just my perspective on a new culture.
I feel like this experience is gonna change me, and my whole perspective on LIFE!
And, for some reason, that makes me kinda nervous. Traveling abroad for leisure on my own to see a new country, and culture has a different feeling than going to study and live in another country.
But, I am still very grateful that I’ve already solo traveled abroad because it lowers some of the nerves.

And, although, I’m going to be leaving in about 6 weeks from now, I’m not fully ready to share exactly what I’ll be doing yet.

All I can say is that, it’s gonna be an amazing, life changing experience, and I can’t wait to share all about it!!!


Thanks for reading!
I hope you’ll follow along with me on this new, life-changing journey!

-LiveForAdventure! 🙂


Hi! I guess if you read this far; I can give you a hint as to what I’ll be doing: Promo Video

Here I Am!

I am alive!
I am anxious!
I am beautiful!
I am blessed!
I am changed!
I am cleansed!
I am changing!
I am daring!
I am excited!
I am exploring!
I am experiencing!
I am filled!
I am following!
I am failing!
I am growing!
I am helping!
I am imperfect!
I am joyful!
I am kind!
I am loved!
I am learning!
I am living!
I am leading!
I am listening!
I am marvelled!
I am motivated!
I am nervous!
I am open!
I am planning!
I am quiet!
I am questioning!
I am renewed!
I am skilled!
I am smiling!
I am thinking!
I am trusting!
I am thanking!
I am trying!
I am unique!
I am valiant!
I am worthy!
I am xenial! (hospitable)
I am youthful!
I am zealous!

I AM READY!!!

From a – z, through the good & the bad, I am here, & I am ready, for anything!


Thanks for reading!
This post was inspired by: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aIdZ5KRiakM

-LiveForAdventure! 🙂

These scars…

These scars won’t last
They might hurt now
The pain just feels too real
Will they ever go away?

These scars cut deep
They are changing you
You can barely think anymore
Will it ever become normal again?

These scars are opening a new chapter
They could become positive
But, right now, they feel deadly
Will it ever feel good?

These scars have taken something from you
Maybe it’s happiness, or sadness
Or, innocence, or willingness
Or, maybe even your life?

But, even with these scars
You are still here
There’s still time
So, what will you do now?


These scars is a metaphorical poem I wrote during a confusing time in my life.
The scars mentioned (while they could be real scars) represent past mistakes/memories that will never be forgotten, and that are constantly haunting and hurting.”


Thank you for reading to the end!
I hope this poem encourages you to turn your scars into amazing things for your future self
because it’s never too late!

P.S. This poem was also inspired by this song!

-LiveForAdventure! 🙂

As I sit here…

Here I am, waiting…
Learning patience everyday!
I sit here and wait.

My day will come.
I just know it, so I wait.
Patience is a skill.

I’m perfecting it.
I get better and better –
Everyday, I wait.

I get discouraged.
But, I never stop learning.
There is a reason.

I don’t know it yet.
But, I will when it happens –
And, I will love it!

So, I patiently –
Wait for that; my best day –
It’s in front of me.

And, as I sit here…
I question, and learn a lot.
Preparing myself.

That day is coming.
It’s just around the corner.
So, I keep the faith.

And, as I sit here…
I start to pray about it, and –
I ask for patience…

…Until that day where –
All my dreams will come true, so –
I sit here and wait –

patiently…


Thanks for reading!

patience2

-LiveForAdventure! 🙂

I need you!

Yes, you! I need YOU! Don’t give up now!
This poem is for anyone out there going through a tough time in life right now.


Please, don’t do it!
I know you’re tired!
But, just focus on staying healthy, and keeping your mind fit!

I know it’s exhausting!
It feels like the only way out.
But, have you tried dancing, or singing?

You hear people say:
“Oh, It’s just a phase, you’ll get over it”.
But, we both know, that was so yesterday.

Every time something good happens to you,
You feel totally unworthy of it.
But, that’s definitely not true!

You are AMAZING!
You are IMPORTANT and WANTED!
Things are CHANGING!
(for the better)

Life’s not always great.
Trust me, I know!
But, don’t be afraid!

You think: “This is rock bottom.
It can’t get any worse.
I probably can’t even make it to next autumn!”

But, please, erase those thoughts from your mind!
I NEED YOU – I will be your friend and give you the support you need!
I promise, I will always be kind!

So, if you’re at rock bottom now,
The only way to go is up – To the sky!
There may be rain now, but when you get up there, you’ll see a rainbow!

So, continue to hustle everyday!
Become better and happier!
Turn the black darkness to white brightness; or at least semi-bright gray!

BE OPTIMISTIC!

Persevere!
Never give up!
I need you here!

WE need you here!
Please stay!
The world needs YOU! – Are we clear?

So, will you stay?
And persevere?
And hustle harder everyday?


I sure hope you do!
And, I know many others do to!
So, it’s decided.
You’re staying!
Trust me, you’ll look back on this day, and remember that you succeeded,
In your biggest roadblock, you decided to stay!
And, you hustled even though you didn’t feel like it!
You didn’t give up
Even during your darkest days,
And that’s something to be SUPER proud of!


Thanks for reading!
I hope this poem encouraged you to keep getting better everyday, and to keep learning & growing each and every day!

-LiveForAdventure! 🙂

A Time For Everything!

Have you ever asked yourself the question: “What am I still doing here?”.

. . .

Well, I have. And, I know it’s never a good question to ask yourself because it very rarely has a good answer. (the answer to that question usually discourages you.)


You see… Usually, when you ask yourself that question it signifies that you are tired of where you are currently in life, and you are aching for change; for something more.
That question makes you fell stuck, but you don’t know what to do.
All you know is you want to change something (you don’t want to be “here” asking yourself that question), but you don’t know what’s coming next.

Well, let me just tell you that you are “here” for a purpose, and your next step is coming, just be patient because there is a time for everything, and everything happens at a certain time for a specific reason.

Your life is moving, but when you don’t feel it, remember that with time you will move forward to something great. And, when you do, you won’t realize what hit you.
It feels slow now, but once it’s over you won’t remember all this waiting.

Life is all about timing and patience!

The more patience you have, the better things will become in time.
So, focus on where you are right now because your next step is coming (sooner than you think).


Thanks for reading!
I hope this post encouraged you, and gave you hope for your future!

-LiveForAdventure! 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

P.S. This post was inspired by: Ecclesiastes 3:1-8
(look it up; on google or in the bible),
it’s a great encouraging verse about timing and patience!