I love the idea of starting from scratch. As I prepare for my move to Boston I have decided to part with most of my possessions, leaving me with just clothing, camera gear/technology, and a few meaningful things (mainly photographs and books.) This approach, while terrifying for my hoarder tendencies, leaves me with the promise of adventure. The idea that my whole life can fit in my car, that I can live simply and appreciate what I have, is so freeing.
This is different for me. I love nesting, and I am sure once I get to Boston I will acquire a few simple things that make my new room feel like home. But the things I have here have no special attachment, they are just things. I don’t want to keep them on principle, because I bought them or could use them for a project four years from now or what have you. I want to approach my future with excitement, not heaviness, and I think this process of donating most of my things will really help that along.
I feel as though I am on the threshold of something very big, and it is such an incredible feeling.
The Head And The Heart “Rivers And Roads“
A year from now we’ll all be gone
All our friends will move away
And they’re goin’ to better places
But our friends will be gone away
Nothin’ is as it has been
And I miss your face like hell
And I guess it’s just as well
But I miss your face like hell
Lately, The Helio Sequence
I have been thinking about the phrase ‘love is blind’
and I think it’s better put that love blinds you
It is at times so desperate, so heavy, that you can see anything when you’re buried underneath it.
In some ways I feel like I have lost a big part of myself, while in others I feel like I am unearthing so many beautiful things about my character. My strength, determination, and most importantly my love for myself. If I had to be stuck with anyone, I am so thankful that it’s me.
12:16 am 90 notes
March 3 2014
Don’t let anyone tell you what you can and can’t do. You are endlessly wonderful and deserve all of the good things that come your way. Even if the future is foggy, even if you are braving it alone, you have your friends and your family, and best of all, you have you. So chin up, little lady. You are going to take the world by storm and I can’t wait to see it in your wake, changed for the better, for the best.