All posts filed under: A Peek Inside My Brain

hi. hello. what’s up, july?

hi. hello. what’s up? i’m currently typing away- listening to lany’s new album, surrounded by clothes, books i’ve yet to read, and a room that is in desperate need of a deep clean. HAPPY SUMMER!!! since i’ve talked to you last… i believe i’ve graduated high school, been to the beach, read quite a few new books, and traveled to my soon to be new home (LYNCHBURG, VA)!!! i’ve got nothing but heart eyes for this summer. i’m halfway through- and LIVING MY BEST LIFE. OH AND DID I MENTION THAT MY STINKIN’ COOL SISTER MOVED TO AUSTRALIA??? yeah… ^^^ that happened. i felt the need to share that. hold on one sec… i’m going to get sentimental here. i am extremely proud of my sister. lauren marie is one of the most hard working chicks out there… she’s pretty dang cool, too. she is following His calling and did every single thing that it took to get there. she fought so hard to get to australia and she’s there. living it up. i’m seeing …

accepting the gift of life

WELL, HEY THERE! Yikes… it’s been quite a bit, hasn’t it? I think it’s safe to say that I’ve been in quite the creative rut recently- recently meaning the past two months. To be completely honest, my space has been a mess (physically and mentally). It is extremely easy to ‘clog’ your life. For me personally, I think that I’ve been polluting my life in a couple of different areas. This post will definitely be a little all over the place, but honestly, that’s how my life is… SO! Towards the middle of May, I began to realize that something was up. The regular, perky, cheerful Taylor Holliday was no more. I became negative, nasty, and BORING. Now let’s get real… that’s no fun. The people around me started to notice and so did I. That’s really one of the most awful feelings… starting to realize that you’re headed down a slippery slope. AND C’MON! That’s not a fun place to be. So, I decided to identify the contributing factors. LET’S BEGIN WITH PHYSICAL SPACE… …

young body, old soul.

I’m currently seated at Starbucks listening to a jazz music playlist on Spotify. I’ve just recently acquired an ear for jazz. Anyways, when I walked in, a paper copy of the ‘New York Times’ held by a beautiful, youthful looking woman with the richest skin, caught my eye. I couldn’t help but comment on the fact that she was reading a PAPER newspaper (She was so very sweet- I do recommend talking to strangers)! It seems as though everything is going electronic these days and to be completely honest, I just can’t make the switch. There’s just something about a crisp page. Who’s with me?! I was captivated by how she was lost in the ‘Business & Finance’ column. My mind immediately rushed to slow Wednesday afternoons, spent listening to the radio, in the heart of Maycomb County, Alabama, an imaginary district in ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ (one of my favorite novels). I caught a glimpse of Atticus reading the paper whilst Scout curls up on his lap. Of course, it was ‘The Alabama Register.’ But, still, you …

sometimes i dress up

Hello friends! Although, Patagonia shorts and a tee shirt is my preferred outfit of choice, sometimes I dress up. This post contains a few outfits that I’ve worn recently. I love colors + I have been trying to incorporate as much color as I can into my style! PSA : ASCOTS ARE IN!!! Might I add that taking photos in the school bathroom, without any ladies walking in and giving you terrible looks is quite difficult.     – From the girl who loves yellow

things i love

A couple of months ago, I started to jot down some things that I wholeheartedly love. And by love, I mean LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE. Get the point? I thought so. To be quite frank, I have absolutely no idea what to write about. I have decided to share some (A TON) of things that I love, in hopes that you’ll get a better feel for who this totally random, weird girl is that you’re reading words from. Here are quite a few things that I love… one- Jesus two- people three- young life four- chipotle (specifically & only my homies on np parkway) five- backpacks six- flowers!!! seven- new york eight- music nine- pretty colors!!! ten- my “in my head…” pinterest board eleven- sunshine twelve- books thirteen- transparent conversation fourteen- summer nights + windows down fifteen- peace sixteen- raspberry lime king of pops popsicles seventeen- birkenstocks!!! eighteen- dalmatians nineteen- camp twenty- traveling twenty one- cats (i used to be terrified of them, but now i am OBSESSED???) twenty two- true friendship twenty two- …

i don’t know how i feel about saturdays

I’m not quite sure how to begin this paragraph, post, entry? So, I guess this will have to be the start. Last year, I created a blog to share my thoughts about my faith and my journey with self love in hopes of reaching someone on the other side of the screen. You see, I’ve always had a love for writing. There’s something wonderful about having a beautiful thought or an exciting idea and being able to document it. Recently, my brain has been overwhelmed with thoughts and ideas. I believe I’ve overwhelmed myself. I’m not “good” at keeping a consistent paper journal, so I thought that I’d give blogging another shot. My purpose for this blog isn’t the same as the other blog that I had created last year. I’ve been contemplating joining forces with the “Blogosphere” for quite some time now, but I was hesitant due to the substantial mass of middle aged, Christian ladies that have blogs. BUT HEY! I’ve decided to go for it. To be completely honest, I am super …