"Choose your Own Adventure" - Portland Poetry Slam 2014
"You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them. Do not complain. Make every effort to change things you do not like. If you cannot make a change, change the way you have been thinking."- Maya Angelou, from Letter To My Daughter (via violentwavesofemotion)
Me: how do you do that thing... that thing where you talk to other people and they like you after.
Me: yeah, that thing. how do you do that?
i always had my head wrapped around the idea of getting into a wonderful university and getting a good job and getting married and having a family and being able to support them but for some reason now all i want to do is travel and eat new foods and meet new people and get a tan and buy a one way ticket and not come home
this is the most relevant thing I have ever read
I want someone to really want me. Make a big deal about me, tell me I’m on your mind way too fucking much but you kinda like it. Make it completely obvious that I’m the person you want. Tell me you can’t wait to see me; show me how you feel so I can feel it too. Make me feel something I’ve never felt before. Tell your friends about me & I’ll tell them about how you make butterflies swarm my stomach. Want me as much as I want you.
I just watched an hour long video on hyenas, a 10 minute video on Greenland sharks, googled “pictures of cacti” and internally debated whether or not a leopard seal would make a good pet, just so I wouldn’t have to spend literally seven minutes writing a paragraph and half to submit for my Early Modern Europe class.
Procrastination at it’s finest. If there are distractions to be had, I will find them.
I don’t understand how all Muslims are called terrorists because of what one group of 19 extremist men did 13 years ago.
But white people aren’t called terrorists when they invaded their countries, killed millions of civilians, when they shoot up schools, shoot up movie theaters, and kill random POC. Isn’t that something.