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rally

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?

» Posted By outdoors On 09.13.2011 @ 7:47 pm

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?

» Posted By outdoors On 09.13.2011 @ 7:47 pm

bars

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

» Posted By outdoors On 09.09.2011 @ 11:08 am

ant

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 realize you were the one that ignorantly walked into the ant hill

» Posted By outdoors On 09.05.2011 @ 12:11 pm

sponge

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 people should be sponges.

» Posted By outdoors On 09.01.2011 @ 12:44 pm

offer

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 thing

» Posted By outdoors On 08.31.2011 @ 9:55 am

mist

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

» Posted By outdoors On 08.29.2011 @ 2:42 pm

chance

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 the chance, you end up empty handed and taking life far too seriously

» Posted By outdoors On 08.28.2011 @ 7:40 pm

umbrella

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

» Posted By outdoors On 08.25.2011 @ 6:11 am

silk

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?

» Posted By outdoors On 08.23.2011 @ 4:33 pm

sinking

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

» Posted By outdoors On 08.23.2011 @ 7:20 am

deer

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 road

» Posted By outdoors On 08.18.2011 @ 2:54 pm

punishment

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 that are self destructive and unneccesary

» Posted By outdoors On 08.14.2011 @ 4:25 pm

near

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?

» Posted By outdoors On 08.13.2011 @ 8:13 pm

answers

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 more important, my own dreams or his need for answers

» Posted By outdoors On 08.11.2011 @ 1:03 pm

driving

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 long day

» Posted By outdoors On 08.10.2011 @ 10:09 am

held

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

» Posted By outdoors On 06.20.2011 @ 10:31 am

beloved

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.

» Posted By outdoors On 06.13.2011 @ 10:37 am

forgetting

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

» Posted By outdoors On 06.08.2011 @ 7:01 am

painted

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

» Posted By outdoors On 06.07.2011 @ 9:55 am

plaid

i remember the first time i met my boyfriend outside of a party and he was wearing a plaid shirt. now i will always think about how we went to his apartment to salsa dance the first time we met when i see plaid

» Posted By outdoors On 06.06.2011 @ 10:31 am

chalkboard

first grade lessons of spelling and simple addition, sharp noises and dusty dictations in front of the class, swiftly replaced by dry erase boards

» Posted By outdoors On 06.04.2011 @ 12:12 pm

limo

streaming fast and moving swift the luxury is like a dream for those who never feel it and it is overlooked by those who live it every day, like a subway with leather that builds a wall between them and the rest of the world

» Posted By outdoors On 06.03.2011 @ 6:56 am

backpack

come aboard for my travels…what i need and what i want exchanged for what i find and carry with me back home in hopes for a change and in hopes for what i will become and how i will change

» Posted By outdoors On 06.02.2011 @ 8:07 am

montage

streaming images and memories reflected. bits and pieces that, together, show a narrative over time. sometimes i see them in my head during important moments, like my college graduation

» Posted By outdoors On 06.01.2011 @ 7:04 am

remember

looking back and looking in, thinking about what has made me me and what has brought me to the place that i am in now. reflecting, introspecting, responding, resetting, reexploring,

» Posted By outdoors On 05.31.2011 @ 8:02 am

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