Sometimes, it is up to us to take risks. We worry about the outcome: where are we going? Where will we end up? Why do we do things without a complete view of the outcome?
The answer, of course, is the pursuit. We travel down a weathered road of what ifs and we place ourselves as the haves and the have-nots. Our exploration is what makes us human, our fear of the past doubly so.
From footsteps to airplanes, to bus stops and train stations. We travel with the hopes that out there, in the greater scope of a world we cannot fully understand, we will find something. Anything. From warm beds to familiar voices to new conversations and new experiences, our souls are reaching out in this pursuit to see what will become of us.
Life is, in many ways, an adventure. Sometimes, the protagonist (you) will face trials, sometimes you will be forced to draw from the pain of a past that haunts you. It is in new experiences that we hope to replace the old one. It is an organic process, and shapes the landscape of who we are and what we do.
Millions of people are making this journey at this exact moment. We all can say where we’re going and arriving in a physical sense, but no one can truly ascertain where we’ll end up. To become comfortable with this is constant sojourn of the soul is, in a sense, difficult to get used to, but it’s one of the few things that truly drives each and every one of us forward. It is only in this adventure that we hope to find anything at all.
I can’t say what tomorrow will bring, but I’m nevertheless excited at it. I am reuniting with a friend that I haven’t seen in years. Deep down, it makes me a little nervous, because of obvious reasons. What do you say? What do you do?
The answer, of course, is to be yourself, reach for the sky, and hope for the very best. I am extremely excited to see my friend, because deep down, her well-being and happiness means something substantial to me, and I couldn’t be more happy to spend time with her.
Always face tomorrow with the expectation that something new will happen. You can’t be certain of what it is, but you can be certain that you will learn from it. That is the very definition of exploration, and that is what truly matters.
Definitely when I was going out with Ariel. Don’t get me wrong, she was really nice at the time, but we just didn’t click. It got really awkward because we came from very different backgrounds.
One of the really awkward things was that she was on like unemployment or something at the time, and she invited me to come with her to a theme park. I ended up getting really sick very early on, and I realized how empty and awkward the relationship was.
I don’t really regret dating her. She was nice, and really cute. But, you get people sometimes that you’re just not right for.
What is something you have always wanted to do and haven't? Do you think you will ever do it? :)
I want to develop and release a full-blown game. Game development’s been a hobby of mine since about 6th grade, but I’ve never really been able to get a game out the door. I have a few projects that I’d really love to finish, but sometimes I wonder if I’ll ever get them released…
Hey, I saw your post on giving up earlier. We don’t really know each other that well aside from maybe having a few classes together in high school, but I just wanted to say that I’ve totally been in your shoes with that kind of situation before.
I understand the constant judging of yourself, the disappointment of gaining weight, having to constantly compare yourself to people that you think look better than you. It’s emotionally draining, and will ultimately drive you crazy. You’ll just constantly feel like you’re never good enough for anything or anyone, even though that’s never the truth.
And the friend thing, God, that fucking blows. It’s like you can’t even relate to them half the time anymore, and they all start doing things without you. It eats you alive sometimes. But, we’re at this pivotal point in our lives where the social groups we got into when we were younger start breaking up. I think one of the hardest lessons to learn is that you have a lot less in common with these people than you originally thought. It’s surreal and horrible.
My point is to just hang in there. Do what you can to build up your confidence, even if you just make small adjustments to the way you see yourself every day. From what I’ve seen from your Tumblr, there’s a lot of redeeming qualities to you. You’re smart, funny, conversational, and remarkably pretty in your own special way. With the whirlwind of everything that’s going on in your life, try not to lose sight of the good side of you. Hang in there.
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So. I’ve been stood up on dates twice in the last week. By two different people. There was never any real explanation, or apology, and they both did this thing where they just stopped communicating with me just before the date.
Ladies out there: why do so many of you insist on having a man, and talk about how lonely you are, if you’re going to do things like this? I’m not saying this goes for every one of you, or even many of you at all. It’s just odd that I happened to stumble across this twice in a week.
This is really kind of a bummer. It was only recently that I decided to even bother trying again, and this seems to be happening a lot. Is it me? Am I doing something that scares people off before I arrive?
All of my female friends that are dating reassure me that I should totally find myself a “good girl”, but I’m so clueless as to where to start, I don’t think it’ll be happening sometime soon.
Finding people has always been sorta hard for me. I was kind of a loner during high school, and I’m still relatively shy, with my own anxiety and baggage that I carry around with me.
This is my first formal submission for serious, actual erotica. I plan on scaling this out into an entire series centered around the protagonist’s final year at high school.
If you like it, feel free to check out my other forthcoming work. I realize that some people find erotica to be incredibly tasteless, but I enjoy writing it. It’s every bit as legitimate as the poems and short stories I’m writing.
One of the big problems of getting older is feeling like you don’t quite fit in your old social circle anymore. People you used to be “BFFs” with suddenly say things that really offend you, and you don’t feel like you can quite relate all of a sudden. The worst part is looking at the trainwreck of your friendship, and not being sure about how to fix it.
Recently, some very close friends of mine have been pulling a lot of bullshit. The few times I get to see them, they’re obnoxious, sexist, and act like fucking children. The jokes are stale, the routine is the same, and nothing relatively “new” seems to be spewing out from them. It’s the same eye-roll-inducing one-liners, and I don’t know how to handle it anymore.
That’s not the worst part.
Now, they’re all hanging out without me. I don’t recall saying or doing anything that triggered this behavior, it’s just that all of a sudden they seem to be playing this horrible game where they never have time to see me, and then I see them posting on Facebook about going to movies, and hanging out.
We had a hotline for texting set up. We used it for nearly a year, and that kind of communication brought us really close together. We were able to talk about anything, anywhere, and be able to create plans for the evenings and weekends with ease. For the last month or so, nobody is using it. One of my friends actually requested to be removed from the hotline entirely.
We created a website, and Zach and I wrote most of the articles. We were all supposed to pitch in, and make videos, and have fun together, but nobody other than Zach and myself contributed much of anything. Nobody’s podcasting, even.
I realize that making your life revolve so heavily around your friends can be problematic. I realize they can be busy. I understand that.
But the fact of the matter is that they don’t even bother to communicate with you. They give excuses as to why you can’t hang out with them, and then they go and do things together without you.
I don’t know about you, but that’s fucking shitty. I thought the roots of a good friendship were supposed to run deeper than that?
Not only do I love your blog ( heh found it ) but I also am secretly infatuated with you. K. here we go I got this idea from a spam msg I received on Facebook lol.. I know you like me but were always way too shy to say so :3 go hit up crushmasher(dót)com (uhh it wont let me do a regular link) then make an acct there. Search for the profile 'justmeandu33' ( obv me ) I posted body pix.. if u can figure out who I am msg me and we'll kick it. CC required for age but it is free. (annoying i know)
Thanks, babe. Unfortunately, I’m currently dating two women at once, and I’m not sure if it’s a good idea to throw a new one onto the pile.