Work Hard, Stay Humble

Jordan // Ohio
Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you do have power over instead of craving control over what you don’t.
Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

(Source: observando, via abounding-happiness)




Jesse Cornelius

can’t wait for summer days like these

Hey! That’s my amigos and I in Havasu!

Easily the cutest shop space I’ve ever visited. (at Have Company)
Anonymous asked:

I want someone to love and care for me as Zach does you. You two are wonderful, and such an inspiration. Always wishing you well.

Thank you so very much for your well wishes, we appreciate them more than you know.

Zach is more loving, more kind, and more compassionate than I could ever have hoped to have found in a single person. He is patient and understanding and freely gives emotion. And thats the thing — he surprises me daily with love and guidance that I had needed, and perhaps not even known. I knew that I needed these things in a companion but at times I was afraid to ask, or felt guilty for wanting that.

But Zach has been the greatest reminder that it is okay to have needs, and it is okay to search for them because that kind of fit is so very worth it, and so good.

That being said, to be loved and cared for, you have to give that love and care as well, just because, whenever you feel like you need to, and for no particular reason.

You are a team, even when you are dating, and while there is nothing wrong with wants and needs and expressing those, you also have to remember to adapt and grow with that person. You are both human, you will both struggle, but having that initial common ground of respect and love makes that all a million times easier. It is work. It’s a lot of work, and it’s the best most rewarding work too. And at the end of the day, Zach and I both fully believe that we receive more love and care from God than we could ever physically comprehend, and it is our job to do the best to rely on that, and integrate it into every part of our relationship. We aren’t perfect in that in any way. But that source of strength and guidance and wisdom is what allows for everything else to be possible. That is where we come back to day after day to build a good relationship. Again, we are not perfect at it by any stretch of the imagination, but it is our shared goal which is what is most important.

You absolutely deserve someone who loves and cares for you. Be open to people, but always remember that that is the truth — that you deserve to be loved.



. by Careless Edition on Flickr.


this talented man.
It is quite possible to leave your home for a walk in the early morning air and return a different person – beguiled, enchanted.

Mary Ellen Chase 

so very true.

(Source: seabois, via meggielynne)

I’ll just be here the next two weeks straight (except maybe I’ll move to brush my hair for once…). finals are fantastic. it’s great.