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Bianca Jasmine  Christ follower. South Africa is home. Fernweh forever.

my tonic of wildness.


by the way, I went home this december. try not to be too jealous.
#thisissouthafrica #nofilter

to be honest, I have no great rosy vision of what 2016 will be for me. there's a lot coming up that I am truly terrified to face.
I am moving back to texas (anybody in austin, feel free to give me tips about your cool city, it'll be my new home in a week!), saying goodbye to friends that I have come to admire and respect, starting again in almost every aspect of my life.
it's daunting and it makes 2016 seem a little uncertain.
but at the same time, that's what makes it thrilling. I've always had itchy feet, I love new places, I love how a place can change you and also show you what you're made of. I hope everybody moves somewhere brand new just once so they can experience that rush for themselves.
moving is a huge part of my 2016. and while it creates feelings of uncertainty, it's the only thing about this new year that is actually certain. I have a suspicion that 2016 is going to be full of surprises. things that will bring incomparable happiness and things that will cause intense heartache. I think the only difference between a good year and an awful one is how you choose to face what comes your way.

so here's to not knowing what to expect out of 2016. but being optimistic about it anyway.
#newyears #2016

every atom of me + every atom of you.
pc: @christiandavid_photo

and I'd choose you:
in a hundred lifetimes,
in a hundred worlds,
in any version of reality,
I'd find you and I'd choose you.

been feeling extra thankful for you lately. thank you for keeping me laughing constantly, on the worst and the best days. thank you for wiping away the painful tears and being the reason for all the happy ones. thanks for being the one person I can always speak my mind to when all the thoughts get trapped inside. thank you. you mean more to me than you know.
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in case you wanted to know more about me:
I laugh til my stomach hurts, almost every day.
I hate being cold and whine about it like a baby constantly.
Sometimes I sing my responses in conversations.
I talk to myself when I'm driving, when I'm at work, when I'm with people, when I'm alone.
I hate my left eyebrow because it never looks as good as my right eyebrow.
I drink about seven cups of black coffee a day.
I love the way sunlight looks at 5pm when it streams through my kitchen window.
I'm a strict vegan, until we bake anything chocolatey at work.
I know how to make pasta on an electric pancake griddle.
I bought a bottle of that expensive Voss water once to see if it tasted better. It doesn't.
I can't quite remember how many places I've lived in the last two and a half years.
I eat more cereal than any person I know.

thankful for new beginnings, second chances, and unconditional love.

in the end, when our eyelids find their infinite darkness, you will know that our bodies were tiny universes, and that I loved you with a thousand seas. c.p.

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so thankful for everyone and everything in my life right now. I am so happy, in ways I never thought I could be.