I’m in the process of cleaning out my Gmail drafts folder and I found this link tucked away in an unnamed draft from July 2013. I find Thought Catalog to be somewhat insufferable as of late but their earlier (2011 – 2012) stuff contains some select gems. This is one of them and it’s a special piece of writing, particularly since it’s 2 years later and I still enjoy it. Here’s an excerpt:
“You can set an alarm, mark it on a calendar, tattoo it on your skin and still the last time doesn’t need your permission. What you count on is that you have the power to end things, to label people ‘never again,’ to say farewell forever and mean it. What you count on is having a choice. But you don’t, and you’ll know that when you allow your heart to get broken again despite the protests you made and the caution you took.”
January 1, 2013 in Life, Writing
Tagged 2013, beauty, create, december, end of the year, happy new year, hope, january, love, memories, new year, writing
It’s been a year since I started this thing and to say, “a lot has happened” would be a grand injustice to the adventures I’ve had, the pain I’ve endured, the friends I’ve made, and the overall life I’ve lived these past twelve months. Even thinking back to last year and where I was emotionally/physically is so different than where I’m at now.
Posted in Essays, Life, Travel, Writing
Tagged an education, carey mulligan, chuck palahniuk, coldplay, florence, graduation, heartache, heartbreak, invisible monsters, italy, life, love, memories, moving out, new york city, nostalgia, october, romance, study abroad, the scientist, writing, year, year in the life