Routine creates community. It feels nice to be settled—for the first time since I graduated. To have a yoga teacher that knows my name, to see the same people at the wonderful farmers market on Saturdays, to wander over to my next door neighbors’ house for a beer on the deck, to begin having inside jokes with coworkers, to crash my roommates’ taco night after a terrible day at work and be brightened by beer and homemade guac and critical talk of True Blood and copycat Magnolia banana pudding. To say yes, even though yes makes me anxious. To stick to my budget for the first time and not ask my mom for 50 bucks to get me through the week again. To share the beginning of my journey with mindfulness with peers and those a step ahead of me—and to find they also try to practice, too. To make eggs in the morning, scrambled with the pickled jalapeños I made last week. To sit in the sun, because it’s mild now, and the bugs have started to go wherever they go. 

It takes time to settle—to find routine—to find community. I’m glad I stuck it out.

Routine creates community. It feels nice to be settled—for the first time since I graduated. To have a yoga teacher that knows my name, to see the same people at the wonderful farmers market on Saturdays, to wander over to my next door neighbors’ house for a beer on the deck, to begin having inside jokes with coworkers, to crash my roommates’ taco night after a terrible day at work and be brightened by beer and homemade guac and critical talk of True Blood and copycat Magnolia banana pudding. To say yes, even though yes makes me anxious. To stick to my budget for the first time and not ask my mom for 50 bucks to get me through the week again. To share the beginning of my journey with mindfulness with peers and those a step ahead of me—and to find they also try to practice, too. To make eggs in the morning, scrambled with the pickled jalapeños I made last week. To sit in the sun, because it’s mild now, and the bugs have started to go wherever they go.

It takes time to settle—to find routine—to find community. I’m glad I stuck it out.

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"It’s a lifelong failing: she has never been prepared. But how can you have a sense of wonder if you’re prepared for everything?"

Margaret Atwood, “Alphinland” (via etwritehome)

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"Take it all back. Life is boring, except for flowers, sunshine, your perfect legs. A glass of cold water when you are really thirsty. The way bodies fit together. Fresh and young and sweet. Coffee in the morning. These are just moments. I struggle with the in-betweens. I just want to never stop loving like there is nothing else to do, because what else is there to do?"

Pablo Neruda

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taylorswift:

If anyone’s wondering, yes I’m in Vegas.Yes, it’s 10:48pm.Yes, I can hear the pulsating beats resonating from several clubs within earshot.Yes, I’ve chosen to spend my evening looking at photos of autumnal windows on Tumblr.Yes, I am proud.

Taylor Swift and Tumblr are a match made in heaven

taylorswift:

If anyone’s wondering, yes I’m in Vegas.
Yes, it’s 10:48pm.
Yes, I can hear the pulsating beats resonating from several clubs within earshot.
Yes, I’ve chosen to spend my evening looking at photos of autumnal windows on Tumblr.
Yes, I am proud.

Taylor Swift and Tumblr are a match made in heaven

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The Washington Coliseum, where the Beatles played their first gig stateside, has seen better days. After 10 years as a transfer station for Waste Management, it’s now used as a parking garage. The building’s exterior shows signs of nature returning despite being in a rapidly changing D.C. neighborhood. 
The Cities Project is back with some stories about nature encroaching on our urban environment. We notice it when there’s a hurricane, but it happens in small ways, too.
 We want your photos and stories of nature reclaiming space in your community, in ways big or small. It could be in an empty lot gone to seed, a vacant house full of bats or a flower pushing its way up through a crack in your balcony or sidewalk. Plant or animal stories welcome. Tag your image with #nprcities – we may share your contribution on the radio and NPR.org.
Photo credit: James Clark/NPR

npr:

The Washington Coliseum, where the Beatles played their first gig stateside, has seen better days. After 10 years as a transfer station for Waste Management, it’s now used as a parking garage. The building’s exterior shows signs of nature returning despite being in a rapidly changing D.C. neighborhood. 

The Cities Project is back with some stories about nature encroaching on our urban environment. We notice it when there’s a hurricane, but it happens in small ways, too.

 We want your photos and stories of nature reclaiming space in your community, in ways big or small. It could be in an empty lot gone to seed, a vacant house full of bats or a flower pushing its way up through a crack in your balcony or sidewalk. Plant or animal stories welcome. Tag your image with #nprcities – we may share your contribution on the radio and NPR.org.

Photo credit: James Clark/NPR

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it is what it is ‘til it ain’t anymore.

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"Let me assure you: the world is full of mediocre men who are stunning successes."

Fran Lebowitz. (via papermagazine)

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earthyday:

Volcano Eruption  by Greg Duncan

the earth is such a crazy volatile place. when I see photos like this it reminds me that earth is a planet with its own logic, like mars or venus or the rest of them. we’ve got nothing to do with it!
well, with volcanoes, at least. co2 in the atmosphere, another story! :(

earthyday:

Volcano Eruption by Greg Duncan

the earth is such a crazy volatile place. when I see photos like this it reminds me that earth is a planet with its own logic, like mars or venus or the rest of them. we’ve got nothing to do with it!

well, with volcanoes, at least. co2 in the atmosphere, another story! :(

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