Thursday, May 31, 2012

here comes the sun...

I could totally use one of those this summer! ^ I'm just sayin'... That pretzel floaty is pretty snazzy, I must say.

SUMMER IS ALMOST HERE!!! Almost. I am so excited and SO ready! Are you? I'm especially looking forward to no school. It's time for a break, my friends! haha Here are some of the things I want to do during the next few months...
  • Go places! I hope to go on some trips to places I have no idea where. I especially love day trips. I love seeing new places and looking at all the shops. So cool!
  • Shop...yes, I'll be honest. I really feel like going shopping right now. haha Yes. :)
  • Sleeping in! No alarm clock going off. Sounds like freedom.
  • Occasional swimming...I'm not much for swimming but it's summer, so I will.
  • Friends! Yes, much so.
  • Taking pictures!! I really want to bring out my camera more. Seeing so many pictures on other blogs that so many talented people have taken inspires me so much. My Santa Monica post sorta showed me that I am capable of taking pictures. Yay! haha Emma can take pictures... 
  • LA Fashion District! I haven't been there in a few years and I'd really like to go again. (for those of you who don't know what this place is - it's a shopping area in Downtown LA that has a bunch of cheap stuff! It's rather awesome.)
  • Read The Hobbit. McKenna (my friend) and I are going to read this together (right, right?) because of the movie that's coming out. If you haven't seen the trailer, check it out below...

What are your plans for the summer? Anything exciting? Oh, and are you excited? Cause I'm so doing some of these right now...
So. fun. :)

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

7 questions (again)

It's finally Wednesday and that means only one thing - 7 questions! Yayy! I'm linking up with the lovely Gentri Lee and maybe you are too. Go ahead and stop by her blog. It's so amazing and inspiring! :) Well, this picture reminded me of me...and yeah. This picture says it all - it's the story of Emma's life.

Anywho, let's get started!

1. If you were to start your own business, what would it be?
So many ideas! Ah, though it's funny that you asked. A few weeks ago I told my friend that if I ever opened a restaurant, I'd call it "Paper Airplane" because I'd fold all the napkins into planes... I just thought it was cool. :) haha

2. You wake up the wrong side of the bed, do you embrace your grumpiness or try to fight it?
Sadly, usually I just embrace it. I know, it's sad. *sigh*

3. What's the first memory you have?
I have lots of memories but I'm not sure which one is first. I remember one time being at my mom's work and one of the people gave me apple juice. Or having spaghetti leftovers. Or losing my favorite jacket on a bike ride. Or balancing on a small brick wall that separated my old house from the next door neighbor's. Or getting dog food from this big bucket in the garage at my old house. Yeah, not sure which one was first. Meh.

4. The world is ending, what do you do? Allow yourself to die? Fight? Hide? Etc.
Look for Jesus. And then run around and scream and yell, "The world is ending!! We're all gonna die!!!!!!" Then eat some chocolate for the last time. That's what I would do.

5. What is your favorite meal of the day?
Dinner. I love dinner, unless it's leftovers.

6. How do you best learn? Visual? Listening? Hands on?
I would say all of them. 

7. What is your favorite joke?
oh, haha I have no idea. The only one I can remember right now is:

Would you forget me in a year? Would you forget in a day? Would you forget me in 2 months? Knock, knock.
Who's there?
You forgot me already!
That is my joke. Yeah, I hope you get it, or else that would be a fail. 
There you go! My 7 questions this week! What are you doing today? I finished my science final!! So happy! :)


Monday, May 28, 2012

santa monica pier

Today I went to the Santa Monica pier. It was so crazy but the weather was nice. :) I took some photos of the place to share with you. And, plus, since today is Memorial Day they had a sight set up of crosses in the sand. It was actually pretty cool so I took some photos of it. Take a look...
There were a lot of fishermen, pigeons, people who sat by the rails and sang random stuff, and definitely people. And that is Santa Monica pier. :) What are you doing for Memorial Day?


Thursday, May 24, 2012


The word "destiny" gets me every time. Destiny.

I have no idea why. I randomly heard it somewhere a few weeks a song or someone said it, and it really hit me. Every time I hear it, I become blank. Really quiet. Because when I heard it a few weeks ago, I realized what it meant for the first time. I have a destiny. I never knew that before.

You hear in church, "God's given you a future," or "God's writing out your story," or "God's got a plan for you."  But I've never heard, "God's given you a destiny." God's given you a destiny. 

I've had a lot of hard stuff happen to me over the past year, and when I was going through the motions of figuring out problems, wondering what's going to happen next, and just figuring out life itself for me, I lost sight that I have a purpose. That I have a reason. That I'm not nothing. That I have a destiny.

Lately, everything just seems quiet. Everything in my life, just quiet. When this year started, I got the word "change." That this year, for me, would have lots of changes. And, so far, they're definitely has been. One by one, things have started changing. Especially the people in my life. And that one has been one of the hardest things for me...watching almost all of my friends change. Some, in a good way and some are just getting...weird. It's sorta like this haze setting in, where I wonder who Emma is. While all of my friends are going to different places and becoming different people, I'm just trying to find my place in the world. Just trying to figure out who I am.

I was sitting on my bed last night  (it was probably like 11:30) and I was thinking about this. My friends. The coming school year because there's going to be a big change. And then I got this picture. You know that moment, when you're looking at the ocean (I hate the ocean, so I don't know why...Zuma sucks. Let's just leave it at that.) and it's that quiet moment? Right before the waves come in. The waves are forming but they haven't rolled over. That's what right now is. The quiet moment - when you know the wave is coming, that it's forming, but it hasn't crashed yet.

Meanwhile, Jesus has been telling me "You're going to be okay. You're going to be okay." The first time I heard it, I was like, " No. That's not happening." I mean, seriously people. You go through a bunch of junk and then somebody says, "You're going to be okay." I am usually like, "I am NOT okay! Things will NEVER be OKAY!!"


He gave me a destiny. He gave you a destiny. I love the fact that God's given us a place where we end up sooner or later in our life. The place that God created purposely just right for you. A place only you were created perfectly to fill in. So amazing. You have a destiny, and don't ever forget that. You have a place in this big, humongous world. And guess're going to be okay after it and through it all. You're going to be okay.


Wednesday, May 23, 2012

7 Questions.

Hello, my dear! It's Wednesday so that means only one thing... I'm linking up with the lovely Gentri Lee for 7 questions! Hooplah. :) Well, I can't show you a picture of me because you might be stalker so this week I am...
Or this.
ANYWAY...let's get started! :)

1. What's your favorite style for home decor? (eclectic, modern, shabby chic, etc.)
Hmmm...Honestly, I have no idea. I've never actually thought about that before. (I know, what!?) I guess I like a mix between modern and old...vintage...stuff. Yeah.

2. What is the best trip you have EVER been on?
I haven't actually had a best trip ever yet. Er...I don't know, actually. One day I will. One day. Oh wait! I must say the trip up to Redding last week was awesome. Just putting that out there.

3. If you could have an exotic pet, what would it be and why?
A koala! They are so fuzzy...ah...yeah, I'd want a koala because of it's fuzziness.

4. Do you snore? (you can be honest, we're all friends here.)
No. At least, I don't think so...haha Though  I heard when you get do.

5. Your car breaks down on the side of the road, what do you do?
I'm a kid (sadly? nahh.). So...sadly, I don't know how to drive. But if this ever did happen to me in the future, I'd probably call somebody or walk. Walk. Sounds fun...sort of. ((or, if all else fails, I'd probably kick into Katniss mode(from the Hunger Games) and spend the night in some tree in some wilderness area))

6. What's one item that has been on your wishlist lately?
A cellphone. YES!!! A cellphone. That has been on my list for-evah. Though, the thing is, in my family is if you want a phone you have be able to afford yourself so...I'm working on it.

7. It's almost Summer (or winter if you live in the Southern Hemisphere), what are you looking forward to most?
No school! I can't wait for those school. No nothing. Ah, yes. Thy dear summer. :)

Anywho, I hope you're having an awesome Wednesday! As for me...all I can think about is Starbucks. It sounds sooo good right now, you have no idea. What are you doing today?


Monday, May 21, 2012

boy meets girl\\ ooohh, relationships

MY FRIENDS! How was your weekend? Mine was awesome and I learned some cool stuff...about something called relationships. Yeah. You probably don't know this but one of my favorite things to talk about in the whole wide world is that. Relationships. So, guess what I'm writing about today!? Yeah, right. Relationships. :)

I went to a bible study Saturday night and got to listen to a whole thing about relationships - stuff that I'll definitely want to keep in mind for when that cool guy comes around. It was also nice because a guy talked about it, so it was really awesome to hear what it's like out of a guy's mind. Everything you see written like this was what he said word by word. Just letting you know. SO... I'm not going to share the entire thing on this blog, but his wife, Jessica, has an awesome blog, which you can check out here.

First things first, I just gotta say the one thing I remember most. This is what he said about "I love you." It means, "I don't think this will ever end." Yeah. That's what he said and I basically flopped over and died. Amen.

Date to get married! He said, Do not give your heart to a guy who is not committed to you. Plus, he talked about this, keep the relationship in the light. You know how some people keep their relationships, in a way, secret? I mean, why would you keep your relationship in the dark? It should be something you're happy about. He said, If you keep it in the dark, it shows your weak. Keep your relationship in the light. So cool, man. So cool.

Okay, and one thing I always wonder about is kissing. You know, save it...keep it. confusing. He talked a little bit about that and he said, Kissing is probably going to take you in the wrong direction. It makes sense. A lot of people say that after the first kiss it grows to other, bigger stuff. But the first kiss seems so hard to save! Ahhh... I don't know.

He talked for hours and it was completely awesome. I learned so much that I'll definitely use for future reference. I would share more, but it's sorta awkward to write about on a blog. Yeah, I'll just leave it at that. So, what are your thoughts on all of this? I'd love to know. :)


Friday, May 18, 2012

the next chapter

Hey! I'm Emma. Welcome to my blog... mwhahahahaa! Since this is the first post, I want to make this good. Yeah, how about that? A good post. Sounds nice.

I started this blog because, to be honest, I wanted a fresh start. A new beginning. I had a blog for almost a year (any MGC readers out there? I miss you guys!) and it started out great. Though as time went on, things happened in my life that effected me a lot and in a way, the sadness I felt started leaking into my blog. After I'd write something, I'd reread it and it was pretty depressing. So many chains have been hooked onto me for so long and just this past weekend they've been broken off.

I just went up to Bethel Church in Redding, California and it was AAAAAMAZING. :) Saturday night a guy named Josh prayed over me and the craziest stuff happened. He prayed stuff that hit home, right on the spot that hurt the most. It was so crazy...ah, man. It's so hard to explain because it was so awesome. One thing he said was,

Your past is not who you are - your future is what God made you to be.

I don't know about you, but that sounds pretty sweet. :) God's given me (and you) a destiny. A destiny. A future. He's written out a whole story about each of us, from beginning to end. After what people prayed over me, all that nasty stuff I felt was suddenly gone. That ache I constantly felt was gone. Just gone. I remember the first thing I said after they finished praying was, "I feel like I could fly."

Man, I am such a kid. hahaha

I woke up the next morning feeling free. Free. I feel like that chapter of all the hurt ended and now I am able to flip the page. To move on to where I'm supposed to be. Not keep on holding onto the past...

Well, hi, I'm Emma. I'm a kid. Maybe a cool one? Nahh. This is my blog. I love the color yellow and I have this thing for ducks. Don't judge. :) How about you, my dear reader? Favorite color and animal? Just wondering...

So, here's to new beginnings, my next chapter.