Hey, we haven’t talked in awhile. And I think that is the crux of the problem. I have not given you, given this project, the time it deserves. I’m moving in August. Did I tell you that already? No, I’m afraid not. Ah, well, let me tell you something that gave me pause. My co-worker, Chels (you’d like her, she’s really funny and we like the same music), was saying to me yesterday that:

Whatever you’re afraid of, there’s a reason for it. Find it and embrace it.

She’s right. I thought about it, and I kinda am a little bit terrified about moving to the big city. As you may have guessed, I live in a  small town.  In the fall I will be going to a bigger, more crowded, louder, place. It’s …different. Different in a way that I’m not used to. Like when I went to Israel and I had no idea who I’d be with, just that we had something in common. Or when I first jumped off a diving board and wondered: just how deep is the pool?  

What I’m saying is, I’m so wrapped in my adventure I have not been updating the Tool Box. This is something that has meant everything to me. I truly believe that when you experience an episode of depression and feel trapped in your head the best (and healthiest) thing to do is throw yourself into a creative frenzy. Drawing is nice, and stick figures totally count.  Throwing paint at a canvas, writing poetry, or listening to loud music.  Everyone needs that outlet.

I’ll still read my emails if you want to share. You can find me on my personal blog, too.

Be well, and take care.

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Smile Wednesday

Yeah! My baby sister graduated high school and I survived the most insanely stressful semester ever!

Movie time yes?

 

Um, I don’t even know. I think I’ll go see Avengers again.

 

EDIT: OH MY GOD I JUST SAW THE FINE PRINT ON THE FLY MOVIE– STARRING VINCENT PRICE! SO MUCH MORE RESPECT

Summer Time

I was recently inspired by an article I read over at Nerd Fitness. It was a how to guide on Living Vicariously. You know how sometimes theres a video or a person you see where you walk away thinking Man, I wish I could do that? Yes.

Well I decided that there are a couple of talents that I want to learn, a second language for one.  Of course I prefer to start with small goals and work my way up.  For this Summer I plan to:

1. Write a minimum of 50,000 words this summer.
I want to improve my writing and to do that I need to practice more. I don’t mean writing a novel, but short stories as well. Just so long as the cumulative is that 50k mark.

2. Swim a mile.
People who’ve read this know I swam a lot last semester. I didn’t continue this semester but I want to return to it. The most laps I did in one night was twenty. A mile is thirty five. I will work my way back up, I swear.  I did this originally to control my back pain and it really is great.

In August I’ll let you know if I managed to keep it up.

What are your summer goals?

Tell me below so we can keep tabs on each other.

 

Celebrate Poem In Your Pocket Day

Fire and Ice

Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I’ve tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire.
But if it had to perish twice,
I think I know enough of hate
To say that for destruction ice
Is also great
And would suffice.

Robert Frost

Inspiration Friday

I sat down to think and inspire…
I pondered what I desired
To share tonight with you,
I had confetti, and glue
But the cat ate Claire’s homework and she got angry and tripped while storming in the kitchen so dad dropped the iced tea and I slipped when I walked into get a popsicle and now I have no more excuses so goodnight

 

JUST DO IT: