2/29/2016

Infinity Dreams Award

What contains surprises, dreams, confessions, and chaos all in one post?

TAG POSTS!

The absolutely-wonderful-and-one-of-the-best-bloggers-I-know, Grace from Totally Graced nominated me for the Infinity Dreams tag, and I loved answering her questions! (Go check her blog out right now. If you don't end up coming back to this post because Grace's blog enthralled you, I won't mind a bit!) Prepare for some fun, deep, and otherwise random thoughts filled with some throwback photos and new looks into my life.


1. Describe your best friend in one sentence. 

She is the midnight laughter feasts that makes life worth the living, the creative introvert that makes me realize that not everyone is like me, the single most person in the world who I'm convinced is a human cat, and the best, more beautiful sister-slash-best-friend I could ever ask for. (How's that for one sentence, Grace???)

I had the best date to senior prom! 
2. How do you like to wear your hair? 

I like to say that I let God curl my hair. Because that's how I usually leave it, curly, blowing in the wind, and frizzing in the humidity. But if I don't leave it down and in everyone's faces (because let's face it, with hair as long as mine, it doesn't just get in my own face), I put my hair into a simple, quick ballet bun.

Guys, this was at Passion this year and makes me so happy!
3. What song lyrics describe your life? 

GRACE, WHYYY???? This question almost hurts me because I want to put so many different things, but Jamie Grace is pretty much the singer version of me, so I will have to put the lyrics to her song "Little Old Me."

"However could it be, to have a part in your story
Bigger than what I can see, little old me, little old me. 
I may not know your plan, but I'm safe here in your hands, 
Cause I know that you believe in little old me, little old me." 


I don't apologize for my cuteness. 


4. What's the worst book you ever read? 

Hmm... I read this historical fiction book where the main character ended up killing her pregnant sister because the villain used the sister as a human shield. That really stunk. I don't even think that the villain got punished.

5. How do you want to spend the rest of your life? 

You are dealing out the deep questions today, Grace! To be perfectly honest, I've given this question some thought lately, wondering if my dreams could ever come true. I dream of owning a ballet studio in my home town, falling in love with a godly man, and living. I dream of writing books and discovering new things. I dream of silly adventures and little kids to love. But most important, I dream of loving God and praising Him for eternity. And I know that the later will come true and continue to come true forever and ever.

This. This is my dream.


6. Best class you've ever taken? 

I would have to say ballet classes. Specifically, I loved my classes with a Russian instructor over the summer. He put common ballet ideas into different terms that made me think. "Dance smarter, not harder."

7. Who has most impacted your life? 

I'm sorry for the Sunday School answer, but Jesus. Every day He loves me and teaches me more about how to follow Him. Looking back on my life so far, I see His fingerprints and grace in everything. (See what I did there... not trying to lay out the theme of this blog or anything.) Aside from Jesus, my mom has most impacted my life. She's there to listen, there to answer, and there to show me how to chose true beauty and grace.

Isn't my Mother fabulous? 
8. What inspired you to start your blog? 

I have these words. They bubble up and dance inside of me, moving to the beat of God's hand in my life. And so I decided to let them out. I wanted to let them finish their dance, to set them in motion that they might continue to give God the glory far after I write them. This blog offered a place to write the dance of the words that God put on my heart. But the journey of blogging brought me many more places that I could've imagined. More on that soon!

My first photo session for the blog! I've since filled that journal and another one. 


9. Can you cook? What are your favorite recipes? 

Can I cook? Sure. Do I cook? Eh... not so much. Most of the time, I eat what mom cooks, but I can make a scrumptious salad or decadent dessert! I've posted only one recipe on the blog, but I'm thinking that more will come sometime in the future.

I haven't made these pancakes in forever! This must change. 


10. If you could live anywhere, where would it be? 

Assuming that my friends and family all move with me, I think that Nashville and Austin are pretty cool places. Then again, England! But I can't imagine living out of the South. I'm joyful where God has placed me, though, and love my hometown more and more as I grow up!

I may have risked my life for this picture. Or at least my eyesight. 

11. Favorite movie quote? 

Not to quote Star Wars, but NNNNOOOOOOOOO! This question is just too hard.

But I have to give this one to Samwise Gamgee:
It's like in the great stories Mr. Frodo, the ones that really mattered. Full of darkness and danger they were, and sometimes you didn't want to know the end because how could the end be happy? How could the world go back to the way it was when so much bad had happened? But in the end it's only a passing thing this shadow, even darkness must pass. A new day will come, and when the sun shines it'll shine out the clearer. Those were the stories that stayed with you, that meant something even if you were too small to understand why. But I think Mr. Frodo, I do understand, I know now folk in those stories had lots of chances of turning back, only they didn't. They kept going because they were holding on to something.
Frodo: What are we holding onto, Sam?
Sam: That there's some good in the world, Mr. Frodo, and it's worth fighting for.

This tree makes me smile every time I pass it on campus. It lights up my day! 
11 Facts About Hannah (Aside from the fact that Hannah feels weird referring to herself in the third person.)
1. I'm thinking about getting a second piercing on my earlobe. Two piercings wouldn't force me to decide which earring to wear because I could wear two pairs as the same time! But I have such small ears.
2. After watching a movie, I stalk the actors on IMDb for a while. Especially if they are attractive male actors. Not going to lie. 
3. My hands are always cold. And dry. And small. 
4. On the same note, my ring finger is a size 4.5. 
5. I feel like Taylor Swift and I could be friends. We could have baking parties and pet cats! 
6. I am rather involved in my college's BCM. In fact, I'm on the leadership team. 
7. The fact that Downton Abbey will air its last episode makes me sad. One episode more! (Please read the previous statement to the tune of the Les Mis song "One Day More.")
8. I'm trying to wear less makeup, but it's hard. I'm just so used to wearing makeup that I don't like to go without it. Especially concealer
9. Sometimes when I go to bed, what motivates me to fall asleep is that I get to eat breakfast in the morning. I love breakfast, y'all. Breakfast food all day. Every day. Pancakes. Cereal. Milk. Fruit. I'm done. 
10. Speaking of going to bed, I have this nightly ritual. Wash face, brush teeth, write in journal, pray, and read a couple of chapters of whatever book I'm reading. It takes forever. WAY too long. 
11. Also speaking of going to bed, I should probably start that process soon. I can't keep staying up until one in the morning! 


Confession: I posed this picture. But I did just wake up from a Sunday nap, so....

My Questions: 
1. What is the latest movie that you watched in theaters? Did you like it? 
2. Do you know a corny joke? (Because I am super bad at these!) 
3. What are your next plans for you blog? 
4. What is something that you are thankful for?
5. How do you respond to the typical question "how are you?"
6. Who is your fictional soulmate? (Guys, guys, I have to blurb my answer even though I'm not supposed to answer my own questions. CAPTAIN AMERICA!!!!!!) 
7. What fashion era do you love? (Like the Victorian Era, the 20s, or Disco.)
8. What is something that you've always wanted to do but never gotten around to doing? 
9. What is your favorite social media? Do you spend too much time on this said social media? 
10. What has God been doing in your soul lately? 
11. How are you going to encourage someone this week?

My nominees (Insert long, boring Oscar host speech...)
Ava @Land of Quiet 
Kianna @Kianna Rose Etc. 
Lauren @Loving Our Creator 
Katie @A Writer's Faith  
And this picture is completely random and just pretty, so enjoy! 


This post was stupendous to write! And I pray for you to have a marvelous week! Comment below what's going on in your life. Also, feel free to answer any of the above questions in the comments!

Princess Hannah

9 comments:

  1. Loved reading all of these Hannah! Okay, so I stalk actors on the internet too (you are not alone...hehe). I totally agree that Taylor Swift and I could be friends with the shared interest of baking and cats. Also.....my hands are always cold too and I love that you wear a face mask be cause I do also and my family thinks I am weird:)
    -Madison
    www.1minniemuse.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks so much! We should host a party and invite Taylor Swift and it would be fantabulous! And yes, the sleep mask block out all sunlight so I can take naps but still feel like I slept the whole night! Not weird at all.

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  2. HANNAH YOU MAKE ME SO HAPPY OH MY GOSH ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

    Sorry that my questions were so difficult XD BUT YOUR ANSWERS ARE SO GREAT!!!

    I love your best friend sentence. I totally understand- it's impossible to describe a best friend in anything shorter!!;)

    I love how you say that you let God curl your hair! That's the best!! I get you- long hair gets in EVERYONE'S face.

    Those song lyrics are PERFECT!

    Your answer to #5 just makes my heart so happy ♥

    "Dance smarter, not harder". That's such a good quote...

    Psh, that's definitely not just a Sunday School answer! It's so perfect.

    Oh my goodness. #8. Your words are just so beautiful, Hannah. You have a true gift for writing.

    The South is just the best, isn't it??

    I love that movie quote..I'd forgotten about it but it's just so good!

    According to your 11 facts, we're basically the same person. Just saying. I mean, cold hands! Taylor Swift! IMDB! Concealer addiction! Bedtime rituals! SAMEEE! Also I READ IT TO ONE DAY MORE BEFORE I EVEN SAW YOU WROTE THAT. It was a fabulously cool moment.

    Thank you so much for doing this tag, Hannah! You are just the best : ) ♥

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  3. GRACE WHY DON'T WE LIVE NEXT DOOR TO EACH OTHER AND HAVE LITTLE PARTIES WHERE WE SING LES MIS AND TALK ABOUT WORDS AND EAT COOKIES????? I really had such a blast answering your questions, thank you so much for thought provoking ideas. Plus, this comment is THE BEST!!!! And the fact that you sang One Day More before my prompt is superb. I had a feeling you would, actually.

    Lots of hugs, Hannah!

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  4. AHHH thank you Hannah. You have no idea how much this means to mean. You are honestly one of my all time favorite bloggers. <3 <3 <3

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    1. Ava, you are the sweetest! This comment is lovely, as are you!

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  5. I liked reading your answers Hannah. You might heave cold hands all the time because your blood circulation is low. I have cold hands almost all the time as well, and that is the cause.
    What college are you at? What are you studying to be?

    In Christ,
    Ashley
    creatingpreciousmoments.blogspot.com
    ashleysyarnworks.blogspot.com

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    1. I must look into that idea about cold hands, Ashley, thanks!

      And I'm at a local college studying Mass Communications.

      Your blog is so charming, by the way!

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    2. My pleasure!

      That's neat.

      Awwwww. Thank you! :)

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