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laurenevans  I'm still dreaming of a place to call home β€’ ☧ β€’ TEXAS β€’ My life: ever evolving, ever revolving β€’ Hairstylist ‡️

Spring bursts forth new life, and with it, follows hope. There's just something so beautiful to be said of redemption. I hope everyone had a lovely first day of spring. #herewegrow #texassunset #openroad

Sixteen years ago (when I was in 8th grade) I went to my first optometrist visit and was told I needed corrective lenses. I knew some things I used to be able to see from a certain distance were now blurry, so it came as no surprise.
Sixteen years ago I can vividly remember putting on my first pair of glasses, walking out of the optometrist's office, and seeing every individual leaf on the tree that stood before me. I broke down and cried.
I couldn't remember the last time I saw a tree clearly. I don't know when they started to fade and turn into these giant green blobs. All I knew was it was single-handedly THE most impactful moment I had had in a long time.
I could see the beauty around me again. Clearly. With certainty. With distinction.
My vision has steadily decreased since then. I have had those moments where my glasses fall between the nightstand and the bed and I literally cannot see where they I have to resort to using my sense of touch to pat the ground in order to find them. I literally could not function as a human without my glasses or contacts. I could not see my face in the mirror when I was washing my hands. I could hardly see a foot beyond my face. I have lived in this small, blurry bubble most of my life.
Today, just a few short hours ago, I had a life changing surgery. It has been a dream of mine for sixteen years to get LASIK, and I was finally able to do this for myself.
I got home from surgery and took a nap (doctor's orders..but let's face it..I'm the nap queen and would never turn an opportunity like that down..). I got up to get a drink of water and as I passed an open window in my house, I just happened to glance out.
I could see every single leaf on every single tree in the backyard WITHOUT THE HELP OF CORRECTIVE LENSES.

My knees buckled and next thing I knew I was on the ground balling my eyes out as I watched the lush, vibrant, spring trees sway in the gentle breeze. For a moment, time stood still. I was completely overwhelmed with emotion. I got LASIK just a few short hours ago and it has already CHANGED MY LIFE.
Y'all. I can now see clearer than I could even before I needed glasses. (Continued)...

Ain't nothin like these views. Missing the snow capped mountains. πŸ‚πŸ”

Snow daze. ❄️

No introduction needed: Red Rocks. #bucketlist

Almost a decade in heaven. βœ¨πŸ’« Happy 29th birthday, Shaner. I'm one year closer to getting to hear your lame jokes and your half decent Arnold Schwarzenegger impression again. Love and miss you always.

Blessed to call these two lovely people friends. Thank you for your hospitality this past weekend and taking me to eat all the amazing food. You sent me back to Texas with about 10 more pounds. πŸ·πŸ™ŠπŸ˜‚πŸ‘ŒπŸ»

🌿Greener with the scenery. 🌾

β€’01.01.17β€’ The dawn is coming; all is well, I will rejoice. #happynewyear2017

When you are broken, it makes for more pieces to wash clean, renew, restore, and rebuild. Though there is pain and brokenness, there is so much more beauty to bear witness to. The crumbled pieces are no longer closed off.

Happy New Year, y'all. #2017

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