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The Hard Part

Being 3000 miles away from home

Isn’t the hard part

Taking that blind leap of faith

Terrifying, yes.

But, not the most frightening

Sleeping in a van, lost in a new city

Mentally pushed to the brink

Stealing showers from rest stop sinks

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Paper

He grew up a little bit

Growing scruffy and unkempt facial hair

To give the allusion he can grow a real beard

To go along with his “ I don’t care”

Against the grain, vacant stare

Stitched all the holes in his jeans

From back when he was seventeen

Fitting the image he frames for everyone to see

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Out of bounds.

For as far as I can rewind my mind to, I’ve never been one to do well with structures. I think It’s just the consistency of them all, They make me feel contained. Being a writer, that’s the last thing I want to feel. My whole time throughout school, I hated my English classes. I hate the whole belief that there’s structures and boundaries in writing.

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You can build anything, Build differently.

In today’s constantly evolving and never stopping world, It’s truly the time to be alive. I know most of my posts on here are just showing my writing and what I’m working on but, I’m going to start making daily posts about anything and everything. Today, I want to branch out and share with you my thoughts on how to tackle your goals, fear first and head on. 10 months ago I was living in a small east coast town located in central Pennsylvania. I packed into a van with 3 friends and just said, fuck it and traveled across the country to here in Lynnwood, Washington (10-15 miles from Seattle). Since settling down here and adjusting to life on the west coast, I’ve realized some major differences. The east is definitely built on tradition and history, which is a beautiful foundation. We value consistency and logical boundaries, sticking to what’s been working. Why fix something that isn’t broken, right? WRONG. Look, I appreciate the east coast and where I come from but, the west coast is completely different and challenging in life’s most sincere and beautiful way. Continue reading “You can build anything, Build differently.”

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Lavender.

Maybe I just need tonight
Just hold you close
and fall asleep to the melody
Of you sleeping next to me in harmony
Remembering when we fell in love
Before all of this. Before all of the hurt.
All I️ think about is
The black & white stripes on your shirt
It was late July, I️ remember.  
You had the entire blue sky in your eyes
They had a twinkle. A glimmer. A sparkle.
No matter how I word It, radiant you were.


If you were a flower, you’d be lavender
If somebody asked me, I’d tell them
I️ see the world when I laugh with her
A once perfectly beautiful world in motion
Hasn’t moved in what feels like forever
I️ still haven’t forgotten happily ever after
That’s still our story
We just haven’t been able to read it lately
Always on a different page
At the completely wrong time
It’s scary, 

Because I don’t want the only thing

resembling us 10 years from now
To be this same lonely unread page
You’re more than that
We’re better than that
Honeymoon in Greece,
Let’s dream of that
Instead of these nightmares
We’ve been having
They steal the breath out of us
Leaving us speechless
No exchanging of words
A silent fight
Where we say nothing 

And let the awkwardness of the room do the talking
Since we never can
Where we play this game
Of lying as far away from each other
In the same bed
We’re both winning
All the time
Except by winning
I️ lost a lot of me
And you haven’t seen yourself
In what feels like forever
Despite it all
I always remember
You’re a beautiful lavender

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Convenience Store.

A few years ago, every time I would walk into a convenient store and be rung out or be served at a restaurant I’d notice that the people working that job were much older and I’d ask myself “Why are these 40 year old men and women working a job that has zero fulfillment?’ Up until I was about 20, I was under that impression that your dreams are everything you needed and as long as you desired something more than anything else, It would just turn out okay. I was naive enough to believe that at 16 and it was a beautiful thing. Continue reading “Convenience Store.”

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All the adults around me
Constantly existing in my life
They talk and have grand conversations
Using sophisticated words and phrases
Each sentence as predictable and judgmental
As the next
Just like their lives
Perfectly planned and executed
Like all the rest
Cookie-cutter conformity
I call It.
The talking suits and ties
Pledge to live by it

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Strategies for when your heart is broken. (ice cream weather)

Step 1. Cry, cry and cry some more

Step 2. There are no steps

Feel the seemingly impossible moment and pause the world around you. Room upside down. Your head pounding. Your life in the worst crash of its entirety. Or so it seems. And attempt to swallow that huge lump in your throat and let it drop down to your heart. Look around everywhere you go and enjoy being reminded of them at every sight you see.

Look in the mirror. Hate everything that’s looking back. Clench your fist and shatter your now depressing. Self loathing world. The shards fray off into your now thin skin. The sudden rushes of pain don’t phase you. You felt a different level of pain, the day they walked away.

Take a flame and place it onto those Polaroids hung so cliché on those string lights. Instantly regret it the second you can’t go back.

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Love.

 

People tend to not believe movies, not just the story lines but all of it. The events that transpire and emotions the actors portray just are written off as ” Oh that’s a movie, that won’t happen in real life.” As If It’s impossible or unattainable. I’m not one of those people. I’m a firm believer that all those punch drunk emotions you see and feel on the big screen are what life should be.. and what could be.

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Four kids ditch their old life for new Lights & Sounds. Adventure bound.

February 11th will always be a special and forever memorable day in my life. It was the day me and 3 friends left our small town life back in Pennsylvania and began our journey across the entire country to move to beautiful Seattle, Washington. I’m going to tell you guys the story of my move and the reasons behind such a big life altering decision. Continue reading “Four kids ditch their old life for new Lights & Sounds. Adventure bound.”

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Paw Print

In elementary school during an art class, the teacher gave us each a piece of paper with a traced outline of a paw print. (Our school mascot was a Polar Bear.) Our task was to make a new picture using that outline. Most kids made a baseball glove or something that makes sense. When it was my turn to show off what I made to our teacher, I handed her back the same empty outline and said “ I made a paw print.”

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Name Tag

Name tags are something that I’ve always resented wearing. I understand the principle of them and what their purpose is, It makes sense I guess. It’s always the jobs that are corporate run and by the book that enforce wearing them so heavily. I’ve always been attracted to the hole in the wall type of establishments because of how original they are sometimes. I live right outside of Seattle, Washington. There’s this 24 hour tiny restaurant called, Beth’s. It’s nestled right next to a dive bar and across the street from a 7-11 uni mart.

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Life is always changing

Your structures of security

Will crumble

Your Friends of forever

Will move on

Leaving you alone in your

Newly found rubble

Nothing is guaranteed

Considering, the last time i saw you

I could say I was proud

My best friend

I cant recognize

Our best days behind us

Its sad but true

I get depressed when i look at you Continue reading