52 Things I Love

This is what makes me, me. 

  1. Flowers
  2. Books that enrich me
  3. Magnolia trees
  4. I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
  5. The feeling of accomplishment
  6. The sun
  7. Long holiday weekends
  8. Sending my friends a funny text and getting a stupid response back
  9. The idea of the future
  10. Clean sheets and shaven legs
  11. Hats
  12. Ray LaMontagne and rain
  13. Fleetwood Mac’s Greatest Hits
  14. Laughing so hard that tears come to my eyes
  15. City and Colour
  16. Having the ability to be a part of something bigger than myself
  17. Old people who still manage to radiate happiness and life instead of regret and sorrow
  18. Having faith
  19. Being able to sit down and talk to someone for hours and hours
  20. Inside jokes between you and the people you love
  21. Any song that Justin Vernon and The Staves have ever produced
  22. The mountains.
  23. Old photographs that remind me of the life I once had
  24. Solving a problem I once thought unsolvable
  25. John Mayer’s twitter
  26. Bonfires accompanied by laughter
  27. Cute Pinterest boards that enable me to become one of the most inspired versions of myself
  28. Fireworks
  29. Moments that are too great to be expressed in words
  30. Chips and guacamole
  31. Walking through freezing cold weather with a body that is bundled warm
  33. Meeting new people and knowing an amazing friendship is going to come from it
  34. Plants
  35. Creaky floorboards that make it impossible to sneak up on anyone
  36. Squeeze hugs
  37. The little wrinkles people get around their eyes when they smile
  38. Exchanging playlists
  39. Open-mindedness
  40. Women who empower other women
  41. Finding a healthy recipe that is delicious
  42. A child’s smile
  43. Taking a shower after spending way too long in the pool
  44. Waking up, looking at your clock, and realizing you still have a couple more hours of sleep
  45. Diving into a new jar of peanut butter
  46. Pearl earrings
  47. Getting my nails done and feeling as if I could take on the world- until they chip
  48. Old pennies
  49. Having a shirt for any sort of Presbyterian event I have ever been to
  50. Watching separation unite again
  51. Pointless arguments that never end
  52. Being able to relate to others through experiences thought traveled alone


You are what you love, not what loves you.


Love, Valerie x

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