Friday, September 24, 2010

Here are two more photos of my grandparents that I had to share...

I love this picture of my grandma one because she's in nature but also because she's ready with her camera. She was the first one to show me how to take nature photos. I can remember at a very young age looking at photos of all of her beautiful flowers and plants. She loved how the light would capture them. She inspired me then and she inspires me now to keep pursuing my dream!

This picture is funny to me, my grandpa the worker. I love the classic style and simplicity of this picture. However if you know my grandpa you know one thing he's always working, he's always doing something with his hands and he's usually smiling. He has never been a man that sits still which is something he passed along to his children. It's funny that in this picture he doesn't stop long enough from shining his shoes to smile. However this is the one image that I can really see my dad through his own father.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

I know I haven't written in a while but I am feeling nostalgic today and I wanted to share. I miss the old days, the days of simplicity. The days when men were ruggad, hardworking and the woman were caregivers and they were truly the essence of a woman. Maybe that is a little to old fashion for some, however I can be an old fashion girl at times. I am probably one of the few twenty somethings who sits and watches the Turner Classic Movie channel and dreams of being Grace Kelly. When you look around now it's hard to find men and woman who still act in this way. However there are two people that come to my mind when I think of ruggad men and elegant woman; My granparents Ford & Josephine Johns. They've been married for 62 years and raised 5 children together. I admire the love they have for each other. She still tells me how cute she thinks he is, and you know how he adores her. Both of them are in their 80's now and he still works just hard as ever and I don't think I've ever seen her without a little bit of makeup and never without her jewlery. I admire her style and grace and his strength and intergrity. I truly love the legacy that they will both leave.

There are 2 of my favorite pictures of them depicting them just as they will always look to me.

Louie Ford Johns

Josephine Geneva (Tyner) Johns

Monday, April 5, 2010


Lately I have been feeling less motivated. I have a few work goals that I have allowed to get in the way of me accomplishing my personal goals. It's frustrating, to let other trivial things get in the way of your dreams. I can't do it anymore, it doesn't make me happy to put things I want on the back burner. However my birthday is in a few weeks and I thought now is the best time to set a timeline for myself. I already have a purchased my website and added a few social media networking sites. Now I just have to add the content. It's been a slow painful process but I know in the end it will all be worth it. :) I will add tons more once it's all in place. Thanks for reading.

Monday, March 8, 2010


This is a house that I was honored to stay at for one night to get the full experience and to see how many of the people live in Africa.

These are some of the beautiful faces I came
in contact with on my journey.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Food for Thought:

"If one advances confidently in the direction of their dreams and endeavors to lead a life which they have imagined, they will meet with success unexpected in common hours." -Thoreau

This quote is a daily reminder of what I want my life to be and to allow myself to follow my dreams!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

These are a few of my favorite photos from my trip to Africa. This was a life changing experience!

This is an African Kitchen

This is an actual church that followers travel to from the mountains for worship.

We fed children at a local school.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Lucky Day

Today I decided to test my luck. Florida has this new Lucky for Life scratch off Lottery ticket. You can win $200,000 every year for the rest of your life. Now the ticket is $20 just for one try and of course odds of winning are like 1 in 564,568,26million. However I thought well if anyone can win this of course I can, right? I went to the grocery store stood in line with my $20 and bought my lottery ticket.

Driving home I fantasize of all the things I would do with my winnings. After all I could share the wealth a little, pay off debt, feed the world, take lavish trips. Then the thought occurred to me after taxes that's only $100,000. OK so I might have to pay off debt and put part of it down on a new house, then I couldn't quit my job I would still have to work. OK so maybe the next year after winning I could quit then and live a grander lifestyle.

I finally get home sit down with my penny to scratch off the winning #'s. I randomly start scratching a # here a # there, thoroughly checking each one again and again. Then it happens all that I have been hoping and dreaming for I see wining # 34and in my #'s it's 34. WOW, this is amazing I can travel the world take pictures, and finally quit my job. I was so excited and sure of myself that the amount underneath would match my daydreams, then reality hit and I won $100 Granted I am very happy to have won my money back but disappointed to say the least.

Then we went to dinner later and I walked into the restaurant and found a dollar bill on the ground, is that divine intervention and God telling me to buy another lottery ticket or pure dumb luck, either way at least I feel a little luckier now working in my cubical. hi ho hi ho it's off to work I go!

Monday, January 11, 2010

First Blog Ever

I am starting this blog not because I feel the world needs to know my every move or should hear what i have to say but I think it could be fun, challenging, and creative! I can learn more about myself and hopefully become more inspired by life along the way.
As I start my first blog it's obvious to me that I seem to find the oddest moments to feel inspired or to write and take photos. Its mostly when I am working and I would rather be doing something else. So as I sit here working and unable to edit or take photos, with barely enough time to write I take notes in my head and compose them line by line. I focus on everything else I can and would rather be doing than the pile of documents that are pending on my desk. One day I know there will be a time when I look back and this will be a part of my distant past, because there will be a time when I suddenly feel inspired to write or capture that moment and journey through the lens and I will have all the time in the world to do so, until then I'm off to make a paycheck.....