The Mountains are Calling

Agalloch - A Poem By Yeats

This band makes me long for the Pacific North West. All I want is to hurry up and graduate and move back to Seattle. Never before have I been so effected by a place before. To me, there is not a single place in this country that can compare to the Pacific Northwest. The mountains that reach the sky, forests of giant evergreens that reach as far as eye can see, the perfect weather, the smoke rising from the forests. I just need to be back there. Nothing else will ever compare.

On worrying over the future.

It’s amazing to think of how much time we waste worrying about the future. Sometimes all of our energy goes into worrying over what we’re going to do, are we going to be okay, will we ever get that dream job. I’m very guilty of this. I sometimes lay awake at night with that sinking feeling in my stomach worrying about what the future is going to be like. I am struck with dread over it. It’s insane, I know how unhealthy that kind of worrying is. The worst part is that while I am wasting energy on the future, I am forgetting about the right here and the right now. That is the most important thing, the present. No one can know for certain what the future may hold. All we can ever really do is focus on the present moment because that is all we have, it is all we ever have. The future never comes, tomorrow does not exist. All that is true is the current moment. I know I need to stop worrying so much and just live, just be. Focus on the moment right in front of me, focus on my breathing. So here’s to taking it one moment at a time. From here on out there is no past and no future, just present, 

Mackworth Island. Falmouth, Maine.

Mackworth Island. Falmouth, Maine.

Life.

I need to start spending my time more wisely. I am excellent at procrastination. I have all of these dreams of mine and I know that if I don’t put in the effort then they’ll never come true. It’s all too easy to fall into the world of excuses, saying things like school or work get in the way. Yes, we all have things that we have to do, and sometimes those things take up more of our time than we would like them too. Yet if we are serious about completing our goals than we need to make the time. So here’s to making time and following through. Here’s to reading more, writing more, getting outdoors more. Here’s to the end of excuses. 

Carissa’s Wierd - Unfaileable


It’s getting to be that time of the year where Carissa’s Wierd gets played constantly. Something about their music is just so fitting with the colder days and the grey skies. I feel so lucky to have gotten the chance to see them live. 

Perfect rainy sunday morning music.

(Source: Spotify)

Ideal Life:

Cause ya know, we’ve all got our dreams.

Small little home tucked away into the mountains of the beautiful west coast. My days would be spent tending to a garden where we grow most of our own food, out gathering local edible vegetation, writing constantly, reading constantly, going for walks every evening. We’d live a truly simple life indeed, much in the vain of Thoreau. And we’d be immensely satisfied, for the true path to a happy life is to cut out the excess, lead a simplified life filled with all those small pleasures that matter most.

So here’s to hoping the law of attraction is real, and that this will one day become a reality. 

Go west.