• outdoors commented on the post, rally 8 years, 1 month ago

    is it bad that the first thing that comes to my mind is boot and rally? the idea of coming back from a low moment, of convincing yourself that it is okay to get back up and get back on the keg stand when you no longer know your own name?

  • outdoors commented on the post, rally 8 years, 1 month ago

    is it bad that the first thing that comes to my mind is boot and rally? the idea of coming back from a low moment, of convincing yourself that it is okay to get back up and get back on the keg stand when you no longer know your own name?

  • outdoors commented on the post, bars 8 years, 1 month ago

    uneven bars. dive bars. bar exams. parallel bars. gay bars. straight bars. small-town bars. gold bars. pull up bars.

  • outdoors commented on the post, ant 8 years, 1 month ago

    the ants were biting at my feet every morning, reminding me of the things that can get me down, that pinch and that jab but that i can barely even see. the things that stop you dead in your tracks and you never saw coming, but when you look down and look around you, you […]

  • outdoors commented on the post, sponge 8 years, 1 month ago

    i spent the summer working with teenagers and if they taught me anything it was how to be a sponge to the new experiences, flavors, and cultures that surround us on a daily basis. the teenagers were so eager to learn that they absorbed all of the stimuli around them, constantly changing and adapting. more […]

  • outdoors commented on the post, offer 8 years, 1 month ago

    i have an interview this afternoon and even though it is the first interview after almost 30 applications, i wonder if i will want it to turn into an offer or not. its a big commitment–employment–and I am so comfortable in my shoes already. but i guess it would be the start of a bigger […]

  • outdoors commented on the post, mist 8 years, 1 month ago

    around 5:00 every afternoon when I was in costa rica this summer the mist from the storm clouds would flow into our windows, as if we were in the sky. at only 6000 feet but literally living in the mist, it was like we were invading the privacy of the birds

  • outdoors commented on the post, chance 8 years, 1 month ago

    it has taken me a long time to decide how important it is to take a chance, how much of my life is determined by chance, whether following him is worth the chance, and after thinking about it and reflecting on it the decision i have come up with is that if you don’t take […]

  • outdoors commented on the post, umbrella 8 years, 1 month ago

    rainy days are some of the best days when you have an umbrella to stand under; it reminds me that even the worst of days can be made better by something simple

  • outdoors commented on the post, silk 8 years, 1 month ago

    is it pathetic that the first thing that comes to my mind is soymilk? and then i start thinking about how i learned in grade school that slave owners used beautiful and colorful silk to lure women onto cargo ships and bring them to the US?

  • outdoors commented on the post, sinking 8 years, 1 month ago

    sometimes i feel like as the world is passing and each day seems empty and nothing gets done, that im sinking and that it will take a miracle or an act of a higher being to yank me from the think sand swallowing my body and hurl me into a new day

  • outdoors commented on the post, deer 8 years, 1 month ago

    my town is FULL of deer, except I have noticed recently that they are no longer a part of nature, they are simply a part of the highway and streetside landscape, no longer animals another member of street traffic, like the bikes in the bikelane or the tractors moving to the other farm down the […]

  • outdoors commented on the post, punishment 8 years, 2 months ago

    this is something i am trying to work on in my relationship. i need to stop punishing him for being different than me and instead embrace all of the things i can learn from him on a daily basis. i am not perfect either, and he could punish me for the things that i do […]

  • outdoors commented on the post, near 8 years, 2 months ago

    is he ever going to be near me? there are 2000 miles between us now and all i want is for him to offer to move closer, to want to be near, to understand why it is important to be near? otherwise, what do you have? what is love from afar?

  • outdoors commented on the post, answers 8 years, 2 months ago

    my boyfriend is looking for answers on where he is supposed to work, where he is supposed to live, who he is supposed to be friends with. I never really needed the answers, just started moving and feeling and seeing where it took me. but now i have to wait and see which will be […]

  • outdoors commented on the post, driving 8 years, 2 months ago

    i used to go on drives in college just to get away from my roommates and my apartment. it is funny how i felt like i was embracing the outdoors and stretching my wings while staying inside of a metal box the entire time…hypocritical or not, it was the best way to relax after a […]

  • outdoors commented on the post, held 8 years, 3 months ago

    i miss being held by my boyfriend, long distance relationships are hard because you can replace the conversations over dinner with skype and the phone, but you cannot replace the feeling of waking up and falling asleep while held

  • outdoors commented on the post, beloved 8 years, 4 months ago

    dearly beloved, my beloved. a few years ago it was only a man and a woman that could legally have a beloved. and it is incredible that now, and hopefully even more so for my children, that everyone can have a beloved.

  • outdoors commented on the post, forgetting 8 years, 4 months ago

    forgetting the things that hold you back and all of the reasons to say no or to rationalize before making a decision. forgetting the bad to take a big leap and hope for great

  • outdoors commented on the post, painted 8 years, 4 months ago

    the rock outside my high school was painted for different reasons: graduations, the death of a classmate, a school rivalry