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  • Hello There!

    I'm Sarajane, a blogger and photographer based out of Asheville, NC.

    On this blog you can find stories from my life, my thoughts on the world,
    and photos of some pretty fantastic people!

    Grab a cup of coffee (or bourbon) and make yourself at home!
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    with love,
    Sj

Balance Beams, Birthdays, and Vulnerability.

When I was in the fifth grade, I joined the gymnastics team.
The mean girls who didn’t make it made a point to tell me that the only reason I did, was because I could do a split.
But, I like to think I did a pretty bang up job on the balance beam too.

As I’ve grown, I’ve approached vulnerability much like tip-toeing on a balance beam.
I thrust myself onto it and take one step at a time, until I’m somewhere in the middle.
That’s the point where I start to question, I wonder if I’ll make it all the way across without stumbling,
my feet and hands begin to shake,
I hold my breath and contemplate jumping off before risking embarrassment or possible injury.

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What I Demand of the Sunset.

Once I heard a line in a movie that said, “The difference between me and other people is that I’ve always demanded more from the sunset.”

When I heard it, I found it to be beautiful.
I thought of my own wild need to ask more of the world.
Of myself.

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On Finding Purpose.

One day, not too long ago, I came to the realization that my values had always been handed to me by the religion that I followed or the people in my life that I looked up to.

At that same time I began to question if values that are given to you in a list can really be claimed as your values at all. That realization forced me to sit down and define what exactly it is that I believe away from all influence.

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Magic in the Rain.

We walked out of our hostel just as the sky began to weep.

It was our first day in Paris and we were weary from a long day of traveling.
The hostel was strange, antiquated, but beautiful.
It was several stories high, had balconies that opened up to the rooms, and lush green vines grew all around the outside.

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