i am jared.
the snow of the south.
#spanishmoss #trees #floridian #life #wintergarden #plantstreet #florida #nature #outdoors #gooutside (at Plant St.)

the snow of the south.
#spanishmoss #trees #floridian #life #wintergarden #plantstreet #florida #nature #outdoors #gooutside (at Plant St.)

there will be moments in life when the luxury of a clear, solid line isn’t immediately accessible.
//
seek joy in the grey, and savor the undeniably distinct resolutions.
//
#seekandsavor #lines #decisions #clarity #floridian #sunset #clouds #homeless #journey (at Bay Lake)

there will be moments in life when the luxury of a clear, solid line isn’t immediately accessible.
//
seek joy in the grey, and savor the undeniably distinct resolutions.
//
#seekandsavor #lines #decisions #clarity #floridian #sunset #clouds #homeless #journey (at Bay Lake)

i don’t post stuff like this, i just don’t. i have my reasons, and you can ask if you really care to know.
[ but this isn’t that. ]
what i do want is to celebrate my best friend. you can call us boyfriend and girlfriend, you can say we’re dating, you can say we’re “diggin’ each other’s chili”, you can say whatever you like..
and you won’t find me denying it, it’s all true some way or another. i just personally do not believe in some social media standard to prove or officialize my relationships.

regardless // this girl has been through so much with me. that is what makes us who we are. today doesn’t mark some secretly special day or expected anniversary, and i’m not presently overwhelmed with some fleeting butterfly emotion, or passionately prompted to post this because of some gift or loving gesture i recently received from her that calls for a public response via the internet, but more of a realization that y’all are missing out on a huge part of my life if you don’t realize how awesome she is, and who she is to me.

she is // kind, loving, joyful, humble, selfless, appreciative, relationally aware, quick to care, immediately friendly, unexpectantly giving, full of adventure, constantly growing and seeking truth, stubborn, aware of her stubbornness, appropriately apologetic, sometimes clumsy, occasionally a mess, never boring, unendingly light-hearted, a perfect mixture of dependence and self-sufficiency, full of questions, full of answers, full of love, grace, and patience for me and the rest of the world, and maybe even a bit magical.. she’s also super athletic and a beauty to look at. but those are just bonuses, and it doesn’t end there.

chandler brooks clark is such a blessing to my life that i couldn’t NOT share how much she means to me. 98% of the internet doesn’t even know what a “blessing” is.. well i do. i’m sure this post will get at least a few ‘precious’ comments, and i’ll love that! but that isn’t the real purpose. not for me. i couldn’t care less what people on the internet think about my personal relationships, but chandler is a special one of many important relationships in my life and i just thought i’d let you all know how grand she is. // (at Together)

i don’t post stuff like this, i just don’t. i have my reasons, and you can ask if you really care to know.
[ but this isn’t that. ]
what i do want is to celebrate my best friend. you can call us boyfriend and girlfriend, you can say we’re dating, you can say we’re “diggin’ each other’s chili”, you can say whatever you like..
and you won’t find me denying it, it’s all true some way or another. i just personally do not believe in some social media standard to prove or officialize my relationships.

regardless // this girl has been through so much with me. that is what makes us who we are. today doesn’t mark some secretly special day or expected anniversary, and i’m not presently overwhelmed with some fleeting butterfly emotion, or passionately prompted to post this because of some gift or loving gesture i recently received from her that calls for a public response via the internet, but more of a realization that y’all are missing out on a huge part of my life if you don’t realize how awesome she is, and who she is to me.

she is // kind, loving, joyful, humble, selfless, appreciative, relationally aware, quick to care, immediately friendly, unexpectantly giving, full of adventure, constantly growing and seeking truth, stubborn, aware of her stubbornness, appropriately apologetic, sometimes clumsy, occasionally a mess, never boring, unendingly light-hearted, a perfect mixture of dependence and self-sufficiency, full of questions, full of answers, full of love, grace, and patience for me and the rest of the world, and maybe even a bit magical.. she’s also super athletic and a beauty to look at. but those are just bonuses, and it doesn’t end there.

chandler brooks clark is such a blessing to my life that i couldn’t NOT share how much she means to me. 98% of the internet doesn’t even know what a “blessing” is.. well i do. i’m sure this post will get at least a few ‘precious’ comments, and i’ll love that! but that isn’t the real purpose. not for me. i couldn’t care less what people on the internet think about my personal relationships, but chandler is a special one of many important relationships in my life and i just thought i’d let you all know how grand she is. // (at Together)

//
it’s goodbye again,
i’m sorry to be leaving you
goodbye again,
as if you didn’t know
it’s goodbye again
and i wish you could tell me
why do we always fight when i have to go?
//
#JohnDenver
#GoodbyeAgain
//
#crestedbutte #colorado #family #home #mountains #light #sky #clouds #sunset #cabin #roof (at 201 Gothic Ave)

//
it’s goodbye again,
i’m sorry to be leaving you
goodbye again,
as if you didn’t know
it’s goodbye again
and i wish you could tell me
why do we always fight when i have to go?
//
#JohnDenver
#GoodbyeAgain
//
#crestedbutte #colorado #family #home #mountains #light #sky #clouds #sunset #cabin #roof (at 201 Gothic Ave)

//
if you only follow me for one reason,
let it be - to read this, and live it.
//
Quit living as if the purpose of life is to arrive safely at death.
Set God-sized goals. 
Pursue God-ordained passions.
Go after a dream that is destined to fail without divine intervention. 
Keep asking questions.
Keep making mistakes.
Keep seeking God.
Stop pointing out problems and become part of the solution.
Stop repeating the past and start creating the future.
Stop playing it safe and start taking risks.
Expand your horizons.
Accumulate experiences.
Enjoy the journey.
Find every excuse you can to celebrate everything you can.
Live like today is the first day and last day of your life.
Don’t let what’s wrong with you keep you from worshiping what’s right with God.
Burn sinful bridges.
Blaze new trails.
Criticize by creating.
Worry less about what people think and more about what God thinks.
Don’t try to be who you’re not.
Be yourself.
Laugh at yourself.
Don’t let fear dictate your decisions.
Take a flying leap of faith.
Quit holding out.
Quit holding back.
Quit running away.
..Chase the lion!
//
#MarkBatterson #LionChasersManifesto
//
also, i found my calling as a #sherpa.
#lion #chaser #beyourself #questions #mistakes #horizons #experiences #inspiration #dream #bucketlist #followers #wakeup #mountaintop #selfie #hiking #westmaroonpass #crestedbutte #colorado #adventure (at West Maroon Pass)

//
if you only follow me for one reason,
let it be - to read this, and live it.
//
Quit living as if the purpose of life is to arrive safely at death.
Set God-sized goals.
Pursue God-ordained passions.
Go after a dream that is destined to fail without divine intervention.
Keep asking questions.
Keep making mistakes.
Keep seeking God.
Stop pointing out problems and become part of the solution.
Stop repeating the past and start creating the future.
Stop playing it safe and start taking risks.
Expand your horizons.
Accumulate experiences.
Enjoy the journey.
Find every excuse you can to celebrate everything you can.
Live like today is the first day and last day of your life.
Don’t let what’s wrong with you keep you from worshiping what’s right with God.
Burn sinful bridges.
Blaze new trails.
Criticize by creating.
Worry less about what people think and more about what God thinks.
Don’t try to be who you’re not.
Be yourself.
Laugh at yourself.
Don’t let fear dictate your decisions.
Take a flying leap of faith.
Quit holding out.
Quit holding back.
Quit running away.
..Chase the lion!
//
#MarkBatterson #LionChasersManifesto
//
also, i found my calling as a #sherpa.
#lion #chaser #beyourself #questions #mistakes #horizons #experiences #inspiration #dream #bucketlist #followers #wakeup #mountaintop #selfie #hiking #westmaroonpass #crestedbutte #colorado #adventure (at West Maroon Pass)

.
the road goes ever ever on,
over rock and under tree,
by caves where never sun has shone,
by streams that never find the sea;
over snow by winter sown,
and through the merry flowers of june,
over grass and over stone,
and under mountains of the moon..
.
#JRRTolkien
.
#colorado #crestedbutte #dogs #vans #mountains #moveforward
leave what you’ve lost behind. (at Crested Butte Downtown)

.
the road goes ever ever on,
over rock and under tree,
by caves where never sun has shone,
by streams that never find the sea;
over snow by winter sown,
and through the merry flowers of june,
over grass and over stone,
and under mountains of the moon..
.
#JRRTolkien
.
#colorado #crestedbutte #dogs #vans #mountains #moveforward
leave what you’ve lost behind. (at Crested Butte Downtown)

the base of this mountain is more a home to me than any place i’ve ever been. #crestedbutte #mountains #eveningwalks #slogar #colorado #home (at Crested Butte)

the base of this mountain is more a home to me than any place i’ve ever been. #crestedbutte #mountains #eveningwalks #slogar #colorado #home (at Crested Butte)

to my fellow CMC folk from Nashville USA.. thursday nights with the light in the hall. #nashville #cmc #shows #contemporarymusiccenter #family #hallway #iknowitsfriday (at CMC - Nashville, TN)

to my fellow CMC folk from Nashville USA.. thursday nights with the light in the hall. #nashville #cmc #shows #contemporarymusiccenter #family #hallway #iknowitsfriday (at CMC - Nashville, TN)

if you haven’t heard their song, you haven’t lived. #quaking #aspen #trees #populustremuloides #afamilyunited #crestedbutte #colorado #home (at Upper Loop)

if you haven’t heard their song, you haven’t lived. #quaking #aspen #trees #populustremuloides #afamilyunited #crestedbutte #colorado #home (at Upper Loop)

breaking the ground, following the rules. #grind #coffee #mortarandpestle #thisis #groundbreakingrulefollowing (at Edmond, OK)

breaking the ground, following the rules. #grind #coffee #mortarandpestle #thisis #groundbreakingrulefollowing (at Edmond, OK)