October 5: The Unknown Upstairs

To realizing you’re an adult…

Twisting and turning past new and old doors, passing ones of lessons learned, and opening others when our gut says ‘go’.  As years and minds move forward, the doors become easier to open, but bear more weight. We find our stairwell getting quieter and our resources becoming more independently established. I see more of the things I told my parents to ignore and why a clean house is priceless. I see more of what I will become and how budget keeps me thin. i see my mind getting its first whiff of homemade wisdom, and how credibility is completely earned in the trial and errors of life. These steps have great meaning to the person i’m meant to be. The rest of my life, part 2; It’s time to climb.

October 4: Talkin Tennessee

To enjoying the journey and the people you meet along the way…

Everyday is my next surprise party. I kind of want to cry yet I’m always laughing to myself At how much I really didn’t know. What I used to consider a stranger is now my closest acquaintance, and my clever prompts are the only way I remember peoples names in mid conversation. i see the guests being here today as a pay it forward momento. They tribute this to remembering the feeling of following their dreams in a foreign land and how powerful the smallest acts become as times get tough and maps only get you so comfortable. I awkwardly move about acting like i know how things go around here. An abundance of different license plates line the driveway and each duet on the kareoke machine brings the whole party closer as the risk of one’s pride is respected in any state. Coming up on the last note, everyone joins in. we take one big breath and belt the final chorus. a city like this never forgets to embrace the song that’s currently being played.

October 3: Mi Corazón

To a new kind of special someone…

With knowing my past time spent in fiction, you took my hand and lead us to the other side of the life library. You guided me through a variety of new novels as we explored in the stacks of love and history. Your words never drifted and the chapters only got better with time. In A silent & spark filled room, You made sense of topics I never thought to understand. I finally realized the effortless truth of real nonfiction.

September 28: Travel the World by Streetcar

To the strongest of personal connections…

In the pockets of this big bag lies a bunch of smaller bags for sharing. For only the boldest adventures does one travel with the whole thing on his back. It’s hard and it’s risky, but it’s these times that you really change your life. Each suitcase holds a different amount of baggage as we search for connections strong enough to help us unpack.

September 27: Rummaged through the produce and found the perfect peach

To your highschool best friend…

Turns out, our basements were better than the clubs. Driving around our city, we saw the glory and felt the glamor when we had no reason to. As we spent our days laughing at detentions and making avoidable mistakes, our ever-changing prom dates weren’t going to stop this dance. yeah, sometimes we still needed to ride in the back of your mom’s van, but for the most part, These four years of illusioned adulthood gave us complete freedom.