Took a gap year in France, now going into my 3rd at a North Western US college. I am in love with Japan and try to be brave enough to face situations I want to be in. There are only a few things I am dedicated to entirely... and I can't think of them right now.
I'm trying out this new thing called "being open" so, any questions, feel free.
Reblogged from the-absolute-funniest-posts
We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for. To quote from Whitman, “O me! O life!… of the questions of these recurring; of the endless trains of the faithless… of cities filled with the foolish; what good amid these, O me, O life?” Answer. That you are here - that life exists, and identity; that the powerful play goes on and you may contribute a verse. That the powerful play *goes on* and you may contribute a verse. What will your verse be?
Rest in peace.
I see a Hi! My name is ____ sticker on someone’s hot water bottle in a picture and it makes my heart take a leap of jealousy.
I won’t experience the need of changing my name, of trying to understand a culture so completely different it complexes me, in most of the countries I’ll go.
Why did it feel like there was a pit in my stomach for a good minute after seeing that picture. Nostalgia? Just missing friends. Being with people you are so close to, knowing that you’ll see them every day without fail day in and day out for at least 3 months straight.
Such security. Small liberal arts school offer a nest we can use to feel secure while we’re trying to figure ourselves out. To become confident in our own abilities.
it also offers a lot of crutches you can use at any time if you’re not ready.
But they’re crutches. They will be taken away.
So build up your self reliance while you have room to fall in the comfort of your constantly surrounding friends. Attempt a balance between you and us time in the era that is most difficult to separate yourself from a crowd. When you’re trying to figure out what makes you so different. What makes you up.
But really, no matter where you come from, expected of you is a minimum of self reliance. Self confidence to carry you through the world, with or without people. Everyone likes people who are self confident. (and it takes less than you might think to become so)