May it be

May it be the best and last semester (*and season spent in Chapel Hill)!

This morning, during coffee in bed with Rachel, I felt comforted and supported by the life I have lived here these past (*almost) four years. I’ve moved into a new place, I have paired down my life to the essentials, and I feel a new wave of energy.

I am ready to put in to practice being fully present. I am also ready to gone and away from here, but for now, I want to enjoy this. And all its simplicity.

“Limitation is the condition of our lives. What matters — what allows us to reach beyond ourselves, as we are, and push at the boundaries of our ability — is that we continue. But then everything depends on how we practice, what we practice.” – Glenn Kurtz

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“so. the world hates you. you are considered the worst thing to be compared to. throw like a girl. talk like a girl. cry like a girl. god forbid we ever be girls. . . so what can we do, dear daughter? . . . you will not change their mind by arguing, by telling them they are wrong. you change their mind by showing them how being a girl is awesome. you show them by not hiding, by not being demure.”

– mur lafferty, “dear daughter”

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{thanks for sharing abby // also, photo from one of my favorite places in the world with two of the most beautiful girls i know}