As of november 2010 I had spent the past year and a half running miles. Every. Single. Day. When that point came and the cross country season ended, I was burnt out. I did not go back. The entire three months of winter I ran a total of two times. Pathetic, some people would say. Quitter some people would call me. But they don't know the other half of the story. The story about how I spent my extra time. It was mine. I Decided. I started reading. I started writing. I started exploring. I began to express myself. I became not so up-tight and stressed. I became constantly inspired and I could start to see how others expressed their inspiration too. I learned things about myself, that I wouldn't have if I had kept running. Which is more important. Now track is approaching and I still don't want to go back. But do I anyway?
Tonight I am inspired by the past. History. Ranging from hundreds of years ago to last summer. There's some thing about remembering thats so powerful. They say "remember" is the most important word in the dictionary. Who "They" are I know not. But I think I agree. Learning about those who have come before us. To see what they've done. Or what they've not done. Every story, of every location, in every era comes together to create the world as we know it today. With out it we could simply not be who we are. So why not, give it the respect it deserves and take the time to learn about the way the world used to be, the way that it is now, and how it made the transition.
Life is interesting. It's weird how it all fits together. Things happen, people come and go. And for a reason. People get to know each and build relationships. No matter what kind it may be. Sometimes it clicks, sometimes it doesn't. Somehow both people seem to know it. Which ever way it may go. It's not something easily explained. Most people struggle with that. It's just something felt, something known, by both people. And it all falls into place. Where ever that place may be.
Q: How do you always have an endless supply of photos to edit?
A: The thing is, I usually always have pictures to be taken, organized, edited, uploaded, posted, etc. Most of the time I'm working on more than project. How do I always have the opportunities, you ask? That, I do not know, they always just come in one way or another. If not, I make them up myself. Because it's what I do, it's who I am.
"I don't think adults understand how lonely it is to be a teenager. We can't embrace and cling to our parents for comfort; We've outgrown that. We've it from them but [we] still need it from someone. We are looking for someone to fill that void."
-Allyson Braithwaite Condie
I completely agree with this quote from this novel! It's totally true. I might add that it's especially hard because technically we are not allowed to fill that void because we have to wait till were off missions or 18 years old and out of high school. All I think is wanting to fill that void is human. Thats what we are. So why can it sometimes feel not completely right?