we got lost like this whole trip on every hike and had to rock climb out of the canyon and had no water plus when we finally got out we ended up at the wrong parking lot and our car was 2 miles away so Malia and Jake ran 2 miles after hiking like 15.
painting in the mountains
“Rearranging my heart to make room for someone new”. Takes me longer than most. Frustrating and refreshing. I keep turning the corner and walking to where the couch used to be. I sleep on my left side more now since my beds no longer facing the wall. I only wish I could paint my walls a color other than red. Landlord won’t let me. And don’t get me started on the carpet.
Perris, California 2004. Second grade on Junipero road. We moved in partway through the school year. I asked a girl in my class to be my friend. She said no. I asked the recess duty lady to be my friend. She said yes. I discovered The Boxcar Children. My teacher wanted me to skip a grade but my parents said no. We moved before the year was up. Spring Hill, Tennessee 2013. Sophomore year. Ate lunch alone every day with Skyler. That summer read Jesus The Christ to prepare for my mission. There were 3 priests in the ward: one with special needs, one was my brother. My first date was set up by my young women’s leader and her husband with a boy in a stake 40 minutes away. We went with my young women’s leader and a friend. My parents showed up to spy on me. Sky, Sav and I watch Lost or Psych every night. South Jordan, Utah 2014. Junior year. This is my third high school. I cried when I realized there’s a seminary building at school. Skyler and I decided to go to the football game to try and make friends. Sky sat with a friend he made in class, I sat alone. I left early and cried the whole night. I wondered why no one said hi to me especially since I knew most people were members of my same faith and we probably had a lot in common. I love and honor all these little versions of me and if I saw them now I would hug them so hard. I love and honor everyone in all the times we feel alone, and hope we can agree with Ryan Holiday that, “In life, it doesn’t matter what happens to you or where you came from. It matters what you do with what happens and what you’ve been given.”
always been a butterfly girl 🦋🦋🦋
camping is so sexy to me
1. amazing dreadlocks, happy guy 2. bathing in the Ganges 3. flower market 4. ”I’m here with my son” Agra 5. sitting by the temple 6. i bought a necklace from him 7. clothes drying 8. language barrier equals a fun game of charades 9&10. nepalese woman in the ashram waiting to die