One of my very favorite days of the week is Sunday. Usually people dread Sundays because Monday follows but I love the stillness and beauty that can be found in a Sunday. For me, Sunday mornings are filled with church and lunch with friends or family. However, Sunday afternoons are all mine, I can read a book, write, go shopping, or go to the pool. Sundays energize me and prepare me for the week to come.
2. Historic Towns
One of my favorite things to do is to visit a historic town. Something about old meeting new is beautiful to me. One of my favorite places to visit is downtown Franklin, Tennessee. This could be because I’m a history nerd and love the significance that the majority of the buildings in downtown Franklin had in the Civil War. I also think I love historic towns because they are incredibly simple with most of the shops and restaurants all on one street. I crave simplicity in this high tech world and historic towns give me the simplicity I crave.
I love to read. I love the ability to enter into a story and become so wrapped up in the details of the characters lives. One of my favorite things is to get lost in a bookstore for hours and hours. Usually I end up at bookstores when I have nothing left to read and lots of free time. Something about a bookstore makes me feel like I have endless opportunities of adventures and stories I can enter into.
4. Early Mornings
Most people scoff at the idea of waking up at 7:30 in the morning by choice, but honestly I love it. To be honest, I say I love waking up early but it hardly ever happens; I blame college and my friends sleeping habits. There is something about the early hours of the morning when the world is just starting to wake up that allows me to see God’s beauty and stillness. I truly believe God made me to enjoy early mornings.
5. “Significance over Success”
In high school one of my teachers drilled this statement into our brains. At the time, I loved what it meant but it has come to mean so much more to me in college. College is a time of figuring out where you want to go in life and what you are passionate about. People chose majors because they want careers that will make them loads of money, disregarding what they’ve always heard that money does not equal happiness. But I want to make a difference in someone’s life, I want to be the person they can go to with all of their doubts and secrets. I don’t care how much money I make. As long as I have made a difference in someone’s life I will be satiated.
Sydney is a 22 year old college student in Nashville, Tennessee. Sydney loves adventure and travel and has lived in 4 different states in the last few years. Although most college students have their lives figured out, Sydney has no idea what she wants to do with hers. She loves Jesus, a good cup of coffee, and a good book. Read more from Sydney on her blog, SydneySmartt.Wordpress.com