Taylor and the Pacific Northwest...

I've found that too many times in this life our shortcomings, failures, and unrealistic expectations of ourselves leave us with the inability to truly connect with others. Walls are built, barriers are made and we create facades to mask our fear of not having all of life's details figured out. I'm lucky to have to the lovely lady above in my life. One who I am unafraid to be truly seen by.  One who calls me out when I'm being unpleasant or lazy or using my words to sting. One who loves me despite my mounds of imperfections. One who sees the good in even the most impossible of situations. My sister. Taylor, you are one of the most genuine and real people that I know. I'm so happy for your visit. I can't wait for you to come back again soon. We have many many more mountains to climb.

I simply love each of every one of these photos. T, you're a beauty in every sense of the word. Oh, my Taylor.


ps: Marius says that I should mention that the frequency of random men paying us mind as we walk down the street has significantly decreased since Taylor's departure. i.e. it's back to zero. Ha! We miss you already, T. 



Happy Birthday, Mamma...

Happy birthday to the one lady in the world who just gets it. Everything. She is my role-model, mentor, best friend, and biggest fan. She is my mother. 

This woman never ceases to amaze me. Just this morning she was telling me how I should rap more in the songs I write. I think she's spot on. Seriously.

Mom, I hope to be as cool as you when I grow up.

The video below is who I was telling you I went down to Seattle to see this past weekend. I think you will approve.

"Courtney?! We LOVE Courtney" - Christian Litwiller, April 2016

Happy birthday. I love you. xoxx


I Don't Want to be Somebody to Anybody...

This song has been resonating with me as of late. 

Thank you, you, for passing this along.

Mom, Dad, she'll be here when you come to town. I hope y'all are up for a concert.

I don't want to be somebody to anybody, no. I'm good at no one.

Hello, Monday. enjoy.


Something Tells Me You're Worth the Weather...


The sunshine has been quite good to me as of late, so I've been spreading it across the country. Smiling and dancing with my thoughts as it pours in through the windows and fills my apartment with the warmth I've waited patiently for all winter. A new season is on the rise and with open arms I'm welcoming the ideas, adventures, and visitors that are to come. Fare thee well, winter. I survived you.  

It's been a little over three years since I first posted the song below but it's crept back into my mind as good tunes tend to do.

I've been learning that believing and barely breaking even is just a part of life for you and me. I've been living with the lonliness it's got down in my bones I guess it's just another phase of being free. I've been learning how to lose a thing I never laid a hand on all along.

Happy weekend. Enjoy.


Oh I'm Sailing Away My Own, True Love..

I've been ambling about the city lights breathing deep and counting the stars. Seawall walks have quickly made their way into my daily routine. All an excuse to put in my headphones and watch the world around me.

The song below has been keeping me company as of late. Bob, you're melting my heart with each step.

If I had the stars of the darkest night and the diamonds from the deepest ocean, I'd forsake them all for your sweet kiss, for that's all I'm wishing to be owning.


ps: I'll have photos from my travels to Virginia and my Easter weekend adventures up for you soon.