Wednesday, July 30, 2014

with some small time away

Never Gonna Change by BROODS on Grooveshark
I'm back in Arizona annnnd it's exactly the same as I left it. I don't know why I ever expect to come home to something different, whether I leave for 2 days, a week or a month... but I do and guess what? It's always the same. Actually it's not that I expect anything to be different as much as I hope my feelings will change. But they don't. Didn't? Whatever. I'm here. For now. 
My visit was... great and not so great, more good than bad definitely. I met some interesting people, got to see some that I've been missing and hung out with a few whom I couldn't have foreseen spending time with at all. It's always the people that make a trip isn't it? 

The highlights of the last week go like this: 

Running into old friends at the Sinking Ship 
Conversations with strangers at the Alley Cat 
Late night patio hangs at Sabbatical
Downtown catch ups 
Almost beating McG at mini golf 
Eating at my favorite restaurant EVER (twice) La Piedad
Vegan sloppy joe on the patio of the Broad Ripple Brew Pub 
Laying in the grass for hours alone
Seeing my favorite family 
Pink sunsets, 70 degrees, hoodies & jeans 
Riding in a police car TWICE (totally did NOT get arrested) 
Being closer (in time & distance) to my loves in Chicago & New York 
And of course the time spent with Craig, Becky, Mike, Nate, Scott, Dave & Kyle 
(The people responsible for making my trip better than I imagined it would be.)

and though you are of that swirling earth below, 
for these few moments you float 
with some small time away 
from the matters you're going to, 
the places you left behind...

I guess it's back to real life... 

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The Mid West is calling

By the time you read this I'll be on a plane. I haven't been home in 3 years which is weird and what's even more weird is that I just called it "home." Habit I guess. It's no more home than Phoenix is, not anymore. Home is a time not a place. Right? Right. I have to go finish start packing now. Shit. 

The power of youth is on my mind,
Sunsets, small town, I'm out of time.
Will you still love me when I shine,
From words but not from beauty?

My father's love was always strong,
My mother's glamour lives on and on,
Yet still inside I felt alone,
For reasons unknown to me.

But if you send for me you know I'll come,
And if you call for me you know I'll run.
I'll run to you, I'll run to you, I'll run, run, run.
I'll come to you, I'll come to you, I'll come, come, come.

Au revoir, à demain!
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Monday, July 21, 2014

#SOF214 aka #SummerTimeRadness

So, ya know how yesterday I said that summer is happening in a big way? Well I meant it. I've been running around like a maniac every weekend since the beginning of May (literally EVERY weekend) which for a long time just wasn't my thing but I'm loving it and I'm good at it. I'd forgotten how good at it I really am. I'd also forgotten that the best part of being wild and free are new friends, new ideas, new inspiration and a whole lotta motivation.  
When I started yesterday's post (months ago) I was in the process of figuring out how I would fit in Thailand, South Africa, Mexico, Vegas and Vermont all before the end of the year  buuuuuut shit happened and now I'm going to New York instead. I know you might be thinking 
"Wait, WHAT? Did you just admit to willingly trading adventures in far away lands for... New York City?" 
Yeah I did. See, I'm trying this new thing called "Looking at The Bigger Picture" where I focus on permanence vs temporary, as far as my happiness and the future are concerned. I could explain I guess but if you haven't noticed I'm not a fan of giving away too much too soon. Saying shit out loud is one thing but putting it in writing is only tempting fate and I'm way, way too set on my plans to jinx them. Plus, it would just be inviting a lot of questions that I'm not ready or able to answer yet. 
What I will say is this, I'm leaving soon and I'll be gone for awhile. Possibly AlongWHILE. 
That's actually not the point of this post though. The point is summer. Yay SUMMER. 
Here are some of my favorite days & nights so far. 

The kids welcomed me home from S.A.

& then I left again... 
 Road Trip to L.A. with The Iris

Girl Dates


The mornings after...

Big Fish Creative's Open House 

 Memorial Day 

 my first Murder Mystery 

L.A. again... with Mel this time 

& that's all I got so far. 
Summer's not even close to being over though... 

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