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@themapmakersdaughter

2 months ago

This week has been hard and long and painful and ultimately, I produced nothing that I'm proud of. Not every day can be sunshine and rainbows, not every meal can be healthy, not every picture can be in focus. I woke up with bruises under my eyes from not sleeping enough for seven days, I had dreams of war far from my peaceful bed, my throat dry and scratchy and my limbs sore and tired. Every day, every week can't be a winner. It took my all of my will-power to get out of bed, to get dressed, to go to work. But this is a not a story of hopelessness. This is a beautiful story that tells us: you're alive, you're alright, your eyes are open and the sun is behind those clouds somewhere and tomorrow or the next or the next day or the next will be better. And for that, for my heartbeat and my hidden sunshine and the promise of a better tomorrow, I'll praise God for that every damn day of the week. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #mapmakersdaughter #story #praise #lucky #writer #portrait #truth #lifestyle #friday #hope #God #pray #blogger

2 months ago

It is a special kind of hell to be away from all the people you love dearly in the world, to know that your lives are all running but never touching, always moving forward but never shared. Today I wish everyone far from their hearts and loves that happiness and sweetness of knowing that you will be with them soon, and if not soon then eventually. Know that there exists a time and a place where you are together, when you can give them hugs and kisses and tell them in person how special and amazing they are. That place, that time exists. Until then, call them or write them a letter or pray for them or look through old pictures and videos or think about their amazing qualities. Do what you need while you wait for that time and that place. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #longdistancerelationship #distance #heart #love #lifestyle #waiting #hope #time #place #hair #lifestyle #mapmakersdaughter #blogger #saturdaythoughts

7 months ago

There are two types of tired, I suppose. One is a dire need of sleep, the other a dire need of peace....I hope that peace fills each of your precious souls today, as it has mine after a weekend of love and laughter and (a little too much) food. Remember that peace is something that can found within ourselves and guarded, so it will protect us from the ups and downs of our outside environment. Stay warm, my friends . . . . . . . . . . #warm #fur #selfportrait #coat #winter #peace #quote #inspiration #blog #lifestyle #coldweather #grateful #mapmakersdaughter

7 months ago

I am not the same having seen the moon shine in another place...Peru: the mountains, the thin air and the poverty and the absolute beauty, the twisting roads and the peaks and valleys, the shining, freezing sea and the harsh sun, the color and the bleakness, the loneliness of empty deserts and overcrowded slums built into the sides of sand dunes. It is a place without comparison, without rival. It is the place that leaves you breathless and scared and amazed and feeling small but better, insignificant but joyful. It weighs you down and lifts you up and relieves your burden, adds to your heart another type of love: that love which can be felt by people who can't explain it. I wouldn't even try to explain it. I would encourage all my adventurers out there to go chase it though, because it'll leave you with a much fuller life . . . . . . . . #peru #travel #hunacayo #travelwriting #blog #blogger #lifestyle #grateful #pretty #adventure #mountain #desert #beautiful #roadtrip #lima