Sunday, November 25, 2012

My Boy, My City

I was home in Provo for Thanksgiving and can I just say, I can't imagine a more perfect place in the world for me. It's absolutely wonderful. I'm so deeply in love with it. My boyfriend, Colton, and I went on a photo adventure around Historic Downtown Provo and it just reminded me why I'm going back.

These are all on Center Street and University Avenue. Provo is the perfect little place.

But, THIS. This is my very favorite part of the whole city. Velour Live Music Gallery. Some of the most incredible music I've ever had the privilege to hear has come out of Provo and, more specifically, Velour. It's where I feel so at home. Everything is right when you're inside this small, magical part of the world.

Speaking of Velour and local music in general, one of my very favorite artists (believe me, the absolute definition of artist) and former neighbors is playing two album release shows this coming week. I'm heartbroken that I can't go. Watching Joshua James play a live show is something you'll never forget. He just dives right into your heart and soul and it's really an experience that will change you. Absolutely brilliant.

I know this post has been so long and drawn out but I just have one more thing for you. Just one more.  

This boy right here is the most important thing in my life. 
We've been together for nearly a year, almost four months of that has been spent 125 miles apart. He takes lots of pictures for me and dyes my hair and has the wonkiest knees I've ever seen and refuses to take a serious picture. But that's why I love him.

There's a good chance he'll be spending the next two years away from me in some fancy foreign country and I'll be here, or wherever I am, doing whatever I'm doing, figuring my life out. I'm so happy for him and I can't wait to see where life takes each of us, separately and together in the future.

Anyways, here are just a few pictures from our Provo photo adventure. He took the majority of these, because he's smart and talented and snazzy and I absolutely adore him.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

I live in such a lovely place.

Everything is so different. I realize I haven't posted in about a year and that's a long time for things to happen, but it feels like such a short time.

Provo will always be my home, but I live in such a beautiful place right now. 
Logan, UT is truly lovely. I'm going to Utah State University and I love it. Campus is absolutely beautiful and we essentially live up in the mountains and it's just such a nice thing to wake up to every day.

This is campus. Isn't it awesome?
I think this is my favorite building in the whole place.
It's called Old Main and it's so darling.
My little desk and shelf above my bed.
Walk through the cemetery on my way home from 6:30 AM yoga.
Football games are the best here. GO AGGIES.
The view into the canyon on the drive back to Provo.

The view out my window on a rainy day.

I didn't even notice these until a couple weeks ago! So pretty.

We live on the fourth floor so we do get to walk up a lot of stairs multiple times a day, but it also means we get a killer view.

I've lived here almost four months and I love it so much. The fact that I have to leave breaks my heart. Next semester I'm going back to Provo for a while to kinda figure things out. I love Utah State, but there's not really anything here for me. So I'm gonna think through my options and figure out what I want to do. I can't wait to get back to Provo, but leaving Logan is just about the saddest thing in the world.