Thursday, May 19, 2011

Brace the Wind

I am a bird. A little bird that has spent her whole life hopping from place to place - unable to fly. All my friends are flying and now it's my turn. But in order to fly one has to leap out of the nest - and that is scary. I don't want to do that. I want to stay high up here, safe and sound like Rapunzel in Tangled, but, like her, I'm starting to feel in my heart that this isn't possible anymore. I am seventeen - going on eighteen - hiding from my fears is no longer an option. I have to face them head on. I cannot hide in the mind of a grade schooler anymore.

For once in my life I feel free. I feel as if I can go anywhere, do anything. That is a new feeling for me. I've always looked older than I am, and I've always acted older, to an extent. I've always had very high ambitions, and I've always believed that if I just work hard enough I can reach them. I guess now it's time to put those ideas to to the test....

I got this necklace when we went antique-ing with my mom on mothers day. There was a sticker on the back that said it is made out of an egg shell. When you look closely, you can sort of see the ridges of the shell on it. I love this necklace so much since finding that out. Not a bad find for $5, huh?
Outfit details:
Tank top - Merona
Cardigan - Old Navy
Jeans - Old Navy
Hat - H&M
Shoes - Rue 21
Necklace - Vintage


  1. You look absolutely beautiful, ethereal out there in the wind.

    While I can't relate to looking older (I look quite young!), I can relate to always acting older, wiser even. Embrace your sense of freedom, and dance under the summer sun, play in the sand, build sand castles by day and have serious talks by night.

    Love you dearly,

    ps: I love the necklace-- eggshell! So cool. :)

  2. Yep, people have always thought I was 3-4 years older than I am. Which can be good, or bad at times.

    I love your background (I'm soooo jealous!) And your necklace is very 'vintage' chic!
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  3. You are so creative; I'm sure you can achieve anything you put your mind to! I love the bike photo and that egg shell necklace is quite a find!

  4. I just adore your courage, Katie! I'll be praying for you:)

  5. I love the picture with the bike, that was such a grand idea!!!!!! AND, YAY for the new post!!!!!!!!!!! I like your necklace as well, that is really neat.
    Don't worry, DLS. Things will change but it isn't going to be sudden. Not like jumping in ice cold water. And remember, God is always with you as am I. You have my word as a gentleman.

  6. I was always quite independent finding settling down harder than adjusting to new things. One thing that has always been great to know is that if everything fails there is always a home to go back to. Sounds like you have that security too :) It'll be a great aid to know that when you spread those wings ;)

    Looking lovely! How delicate to use eggshell as a base for jewellery!

  7. Love your bicycle and necklace! Seaons of change can be hard to adjust to but so much good can come from them. All the best with your new adventures!

  8. BEAUTIFUL necklace...LOVE it. Wish we had more thrift stores here! Perhaps one day I will live in a big city and get to go antiqueing more often.
    You look lovely in skinny jeans, and the bike is great. Your cardigan is so cute!
    - s


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