Feeling at home within your own mind and body is hard work. It would be so easy to slip out a side door, where distraction and hardship and conflict all compete for your attention. Where your daily routine placates you and drains all your energy. Where you're asked to give more and more of yourself [...]
she is her signature curly hair sturdy black boots honey-brown amber eyes that see you for you she is a record spinning, pourover steaming, a seat saved for you in a crowded coffee shop she is true north, always there to remind you who you are & where you’re going she is burning incense low [...]
Excerpts from a well-loved journal on its final pages, from a well-lived year.
After gigantic, joyful experiences in life - like a trip I’ve looked forward to all year, or a visit from someone I miss so much it feels like getting a phantom limb back - I’ll find myself sinking down fast into my own personal quicksand hole. It’s a familiar spiral, and it starts the minute [...]
lauren the girl who sat with me in bare faces and freshly washed hair talking through late nights that slid into early mornings, no matter what we had to do come sunrise. the exhaustion was always worth the lingering glow of her undivided attention. she could adorn you with her words, her compliments lain glistening [...]
It's really common as a young person today to be aloof in the pursuit of relationships and friendships. To show just the right amount of interest, send the perfectly timed text, the subtle Snapchat. Ask your favorite teenager or college student; they'll tell you all about the terms we have somehow agreed upon. It's extremely common. It's [...]