excerpt from my journal no. 40

Friday, February 24, 2017

Fancy meeting you here. Do you come here often? Yeah, this place is one of my favorites too. Such a great tour guide! 

(Wow, I just love being awkward on my blog and in real life. Such a great time! Also, my intros to blog posts always suck so much, so I hope that one brought some laughter into your life.)

Well ladies and gentlemen, please keep your hands and feet inside the vehicle at all time during this tour. 

Next stop: a wonderful poem about having a relationship with the Messiah! 

Here we have a poem by the one and only Aubrey Sochacki. This poem was inspired by Lecrae's new song, River Of Jordan. We hope you enjoy your experience with us. 


it was never meant to
be this way
Jesus didn't come here
to create religion
he came
to create relationships

he never 
wanted this divide
he only
wanted to know us

this is why
we must
lay religion down
raise our relationship with Him up.

We sincerely hope you enjoyed Aubrey's poem and if you didn't, that's cool too. Thank you for visiting! Hope too see you again. God Bless!

xoxo, Aubrey
P.S. Hope you enjoyed the tour of this post, promise I will never be this weird again.

P.P.S. I probably will be weird again, that's just how God made me and I am very proud to be this way!

Aubrey's Book Club: 5 Reads To Change Your Thinking

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Hello babes! I low-key copied this idea from Free People's Blog, but that's okay. I'm excited to share 5 books that have challenged my way of thinking and have definitely changed my views on things. Hope you can get around to reading these someday and I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

Here is my list:

Atlas Shrugged. Ayn Rand

Maybe you've heard of Ayn Rand or maybe you haven't, either way you should read this book. Atlas Shrugged is one of her most well-known publications and it is my absolute favorite. Ayn Rand caused me to question all my beliefs about the government and has turned me into somewhat of an objectivist. Read, read, read!

Run With The Horses. Eugene Peterson

Run With The Horses focuses in on the book of Jeremiah, one of my favorites. It talks a lot about meaning and purpose, which we all need to talk about. It's such an inspiring book and has really helped me realize that I am exactly where God wants me. Also has a little thing about intimate prayer, which changed my life so read it.

Looking For Alaska. John Green

If you like to cry over fictional characters, this one is for you. As a lot of you know, John Green likes to make his readers feel a lot of emotions all at once, and this book does exactly that. Looking For Alaska caused me to question what love actually is and how much effort it actually takes.

Before I Fall. Lauren Oliver

Yes, this book is being turned into a movie. No, I am not going to go see it. I appreciate books and I appreciate movies, but I do not appreciate books being turned into movies. This is one of those books that really gets you thinking about your life and whether not you are the living the right life. It makes you live everyday as if it's your last. Honestly, everyone should read this book.

Yes Please. Amy Poehler

When I was typing this book I almost put "Leslie Knope" as the author because her and Amy are the same person in my brain. This book taught me a lot of lessons and helped me realize that I should in fact say "yes" more. It also reminded me that we, as women, should stop apologizing for every single thing we do because we are so much bigger than that. Nothing we do is an accident! So worth the library trip or Amazon purchase.

Find sometime to pick up a book, maybe one of the 5 I listed. Make some time for your brain to work and for your body to relax.

xoxo, Aubs

excerpt from my journal no. 39

Monday, February 13, 2017

Happy Galentine's day to all my ladies out there! Hope you're celebrating today with all your gal pals and eating a lot of delicious food! This post has nothing to do with Galentine's Day or Valentine's Day, but it does have to do with love, specifically God's love. Here is a journal excerpt I wrote while on an airplane, hope you enjoy it and know that God loves you more than anything.


today on my flight i saw the stars, i saw the sunrise, and i saw the clouds. this all got me thinking how God is an artist and oh he is such a great artist! He sketched the stars and painted the sunrise. He created all the beauty on this earth, including us. we're His greatest masterpiece, His favorite piece of artwork. so stop talking yourself down and stop telling yourself that you're not beautiful, because the same God that painted the night sky and spoke the world into existence, created you too. 

I don't really know how to end this post so Happy Galentine's Day and Happy Single's Awareness Day (tomorrow)! 

xoxo, Aubs

Next stop: New Hampshire

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Hello friends of mine! I hope everyone is doing fantastic and just enjoying life.

So this past weekend was one of the best weekends I have had in a really long time. I got to travel to New Hampshire to visit my family and my best friends, Angela and Amanda. I was so happy that I escaped Michigan for a few days and got to breathe in the fresh mountain air.

Here's a very detailed schedule of events from my weekend:

Friday: Arrived at Boston Logan Airport at noonish, my aunt and cousin picked me up and we drove back to New Hampshire. Angela came home from school at 2:30ish and we hugged for a year and a half, then she went to work until 8 so I just chilled with my other cousins. After Angela came back we went to Walgreens and Hannaford because we needed our celebratory salt and vinegar chips.

Saturday: Angela and I drove to Plymouth State to see Amanda's hockey game and we got some Aroma Joe's. Got to see my two best friends at the same time, so it was amazing! Then we went to Bdubs for Amanda's birthday dinner.

Sunday: Woke up, watched the live stream from my church, and had a family Bible study. Then Angela and I were home alone for a few so we went to Target and Aroma Joe's (shocking, I know). Then we went to Portsmouth and then a Super Bowl party thing. I ate my whole body weight in stuffed grape leaves and clam dip. We left after the amazing halftime show and then somehow the Pats won (Tom Brady is so annoying wow, can't stand that man.) and Angela was sad. Oh also the Bruins are the only sports team I actually care about so I bought a sweatshirt for $9.99 (God bless no sales tax) from the children's section at TJmaxx.

Monday: We all went to the New England Aquarium and then I sadly went to the airport and flew back to Michigan (ew).

I seriously had one of the best weekends that I've had in a while and I am beyond grateful for my family and best friends. Also thank you to all the people who helped me make this trip possible.

xoxo, Aubs