Hello. I’m Anna.
I am many things. Christian, once-homeschooler, photographer, dancer, writer. I am a daughter, a sister, and a friend. I hope a good one. I am a shepherdess, an artist, and a sub-creator.
I live in Vermont, in the City now, relatively speaking, but I still consider my family’s mountain-top farm my home. I love to read and write, sing and make music, dance, take walks in my forests and meadows, or just sit and think. This blog contains writings about life as a farm girl in the Green Mountains, seekings after God and solutions to the decisions I face, and a chronicling through photography of the places I live and the things I love.
During my four years at college and a short-lived semester in graduate school, I found myself struggling to find a home in the in-between world of a student. As my journey through life continues, I find that though my fight to relinquish all I am to my heavenly Father is not over, the battle begins to look different now. I find myself wandering Between Horizons, struggling between the desire to hold on to the beauty of my childhood, the deep, unquenchable love I hold for my homeland; and the exciting need to move forward and find my place in a world I am unfamiliar with, a world of fairy-story and strange wonders, of hard work with my hands and of other work that may not seem quite so clearly good to me yet, a world where I have a home and a people of my own.
I know that I may not find an answer for the aching of my soul in the great expanse of terrifying possibility that is the horizon ahead, towards which I walk. Yet still I wander and raise my eyes to it and all the fear and wonder and sheer, defiant Joy it brings. I invite you with me on this search for home, for future, and for answers. I wish these words of mine will touch a place in your heart, and remind you of the important things, the important Stories, the far-away beauty of an ever-present Light.
May you always be blessed.
[photo credit: Kim Goodling]