October 20: I imagine Lewis was driving while Clark was navigating the GPS

To valuing the past and defining your future…

It’s cool to know that in their search for new land, daily explorations weren’t determined by whether or not google maps would load. I fully emerged into my old soul as I read the newspaper and wallowed at the antiques around me. I look at the two-minute limit sign where the payphone used to be and laugh as I facetime my brother for a modern-day hangout on our unlimited data plan. as The old bench squeaks as loud as the brakes pads that got me in this situation, i wonder what this place was like 50 years ago. What did people used to do when they were waiting for their cars?  On this Saturday morning, There is a sense of something beautiful in this dusty old auto shop. years of Lessons learned that made our world a better place and quality souls that know just how tough it all still can be. In my opinion, Writing the story of your 20’s defines the script you want to rust underneath your name in history.

October 19: The hills are alive with sirens of music

To being unafraid of new challenges…

Today I concluded that I may have bit off a little more than I can chew. As I quickly pull my hand out of the oven post-burn, I focus on remembering one thing: I’m a soggy graham cracker. The first time you ever dipped this brown piece of sugar into milk, you were excited and nerved by the mush you just created, and subtly convinced you just ruined your dessert. But with fear and thrill in the palm of your hand, a small bite opened your buds to a new world of tastes unknown . It was risky; it was dysfunctional; but dang, without question, you will never regret taking that plunge.

October 18: Two straws one drink

To my two day hangover…

you came in like a wrecking ball, insisting I Campaign myself as we try to win the bartenders first serving vote. You walk around like you’re the President of this bar, but in reality, we’re both slowly playing with impeachment. we fill my system like the tap is running out and your boisterous personality comes alive. You steer this ship on thin ice as we enter no man’s land of clear and dark waters because now it’s less about the taste and more about keeping you happy. I understand you are my hangover and it’s my job to feed you, but you’re honestly one of those friends I don’t look forward to seeing so I have no idea why I keep bringing you back around.

 

October 17: Reward available for missing rainbow


To being overwhelmed…

it’s 3 pm on a typical workday and most people are just trying to get through the last few hours, but it’s not two hours to you- it’s your whole world. at home, I lay on my living room floor with nothing but a rug; a TV the size of a notebook; and my wall art sitting on the floors around me. I laugh at the fact I’m still shopping for shoes when I can’t afford plates and luckily it’s getting cold because the AC in my car is about to blow. Weekly cash flow is negative, monthly bills are tight but yearly income is officially set, so I’m just waiting to rebuild my personal economy.

October 16: The more expensive cheese

To keeping friends of quality over quantity…

Sugar, spice, and everything… bold. Our noses make us drool over the flavors that could be as we look through the reciepe thinking of ways to overload our tastebuds. But, many times, zealous flavor seekers are left with a bland dish and confused sense of what this meal was ever intended to be. Spices lose personality when blended with the wrong ingredients. my grandma always taught me to keep my Salt and pepper shakers full. They’ve proven to be there for me, in good meals and in bad, and that’s a timeless secret you won’t find in any cookbook.

October 14: Bring on the Dragons

To choosing your battles…

With jab of a dagger, your army is summoned to your defenses. The elite know that every fight can lead to batlle and not every blow deserves a consequence. Peace, love, and war intertwine in the name of personal justice, but winning can also sound like a staggering silence and glow with the glare of profound composure.