Baking, cooking, washing dishes, dinner parties, late night cereal bowl feasts. There is something sacred about a kitchen and many life lessons end up being taught from the kitchen. Lessons like learning how to have patience while you wait for the oven to preheat or learning to laugh at yourself when you accidentally put too much flour into the cake and Betty Crocker calls to tell you that you need to retire your apron by Friday. Many of my fondest memories were created while cooking. I’m pretty sure if my kitchen were a person, it would have seen my most heart breaking moments, my most joyous moments, and my most healing moments.
Aimlessly driving is medicine for a bad day and the addition to an already great day. In my opinion, there are few things better than driving around a town with no map, blaring the speakers in my car while belting “Landslide” by the Dixie Chicks at the top of my lungs, getting lost, and then finding my way back. And for this reason I would never make it in California, because with as many drives as I take and how expensive gas prices are, I would be flat broke.
3. Hand written sentiments
If somebody wanted to find the way to my heart, they would do so by hand written notes. I love that when writing a letter you get to choose what is worth putting in such a limited space. I keep a birdcage in my room full of notes that I’ve received over the years and it is my most prized possession. I firmly believe that letters and sentiments cause us to be more intentional human beings.
There’s a crispness in the air. Leaves are changing to deep colors of orange, red, and yellow. Everything smells like pumpkin and hazelnut. People’s steps are lighter and Thanksgiving is just around the corner. The temperature is not too hot and not too cold. Fall is a miraculous time of year.
I know I might sound like a grandma when I say this (no offense to grandmas), but puzzles are one of my absolute favorite things to do. And I’m not talking about the wimpy 500 piece puzzles, either. 1000+ piece puzzles that have lots of colors that make the puzzle that much harder–these are the types that I could spend hours trying to complete. I guess this is why I don’t buy them often, because chances are I’d waste a lot of time.
Jamie is a 21 year old Texas Native. She attends Lipscomb University in Nashville and is studying Family Relations. She hopes to have a large kitchen someday where she can have many dinner parties with both the homeless and businessmen as guests. She’s an avid letter writer and enjoys a good ice cream. Jamie has hopes of one day writing a book even if she is the only one who reads it, and completing her bucket list. Follow her on instagram: jamieruthie or her blog: https://jamieruthie.wordpress.com.
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